to Cornucopia of Rhode Island founder Ida D. McGhee who was awarded the
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) Library
Advocacy Award at the 11th National Conference of African American
Ida has tirelessly dedicated her life’s work to advocating for Black and people of color in librarianship in southern New England through active membership in the Connecticut affiliate of BCALA and as a founder of the Cornucopia of Rhode Island, a library community of color.
She strives to network with a broader community to help make the library profession visible, with an emphasis on addressing the issue of bringing multi-culturalism to the forefront and encouraging people of color to consider librarianship as a profession.