Monday, April 5, 2021

Award for Distinguished Service in Librarianship & VP/President Elect of NELA

Do you know of an outstanding librarian who's had a powerful impact on the library world of New England--someone who exhibits excellent service in their field, or created powerful partnerships across New England, or who is an amazing leader?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, please email your NELA Representative Kelly Parlin ( with the name of the person so they can be nominated for the Emerson Greenaway Award. *The nominee must be or have been a member of NELA.
Also, are you or someone you know interested in a leadership position that serves all of New England's libraries? NELA is seeking candidates for the position of VP/President Elect! Please contact Kelly at for more information.
Kelly Parlin
RI Representative
Pronouns: She/her
Teen Librarian
Rochambeau Library
708 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
Call: (401) 272-3780 Ext. 4405
Text: (401) 684-1872

Job Opening: Children's Room Associate, Part-time at Westerly Library

On behalf of the Cornucopia of Rhode Island I would like to share the following job postings with you.

Children's Room Associate, Part-time at Westerly Library

Library Jobline:

Our Website:



Dymond Bush

Vice Chair, Cornucopia of Rhode Island


Call For Proposals: 2021 REFORMA Northeast Joint-Mini Conference

We are excited to announce that the 2021 Joint Mini-Conference, “Lifting Our Communities, Celebrating Diverse Stories” will be held Friday, June 11th from 11-2:30PM EST.
In order to ensure the safety of all of our participants, the conference will once again be held, virtually, via Zoom.
The deadline to submit your proposal is Friday, April 23rd.
Any questions should be directed to Asuncion Cora, REFORMA Northeast Chapter President and Joint Mini-Conference Chair at ​​ or​​
The JMC Committee looks forward to receiving your proposals!
Thank you,
Asuncion Cora
2021 Joint Mini-Conference Chair
REFORMA Northeast Chapter President 2020-2021
The Northeast Chapter of REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking, covers people living or working in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, or Rhode Island.
Not a member? please visit our website to join.

Learn How To Talk About Race starting the week of March 29th

Join your peers for “How to Talk about Race,” a free, 5-week learning circle about moderating discussions about race.
Learning circles are lightly-facilitated study groups for people who want to learn together. Though the material can be used by anyone, this course was designed specifically to equip library employees with the skills to run effective and considerate book discussions, group conversations, and other programs about race in their communities.
All Rhode Island library staff are invited to participate in one of these free, 5-week learning circles beginning the week of March 29th. There are a variety of days and times available to accommodate your schedule.
Click below to learn more and sign up.

Martin Luther King Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the Martin Luther King Scholarship.

Applicants must be RI residents, African-American/Black, accepted/enrolled in an accredited post-secondary college or technical school in the US, demonstrate academic and leadership success, and be able to demonstrate financial need.
The application deadline is April 12th at 5pm:

NETSL Annual Spring Conference


NETSL Annual Spring Conference
Moving forward: Coping with New Realities in Technical Services
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Venue: Zoom
Fees: FREE for NELA members, $10 for non-members
To learn more about the speakers and session descriptions, please click here
Registration open to NELA members only until Monday, March 15th.  Then open to ALL!
If you need help registering multiple people, please email