RILA Sections

Coalition of Library Advocates (COLA)

The Rhode Island Coalition of Library Advocates (COLA) Section supports libraries through advocacy, education, and public awareness activities.  Through petitions, Congressional testimony, and strategic communications with RI legislators, COLA has helped pass laws and enact budgets favorable to libraries.  

Section membership includes Individual, Student/Retiree, and Sponsor (Sponsor supports the scholarships that COLA awards each year at its Annual Meeting to two graduate students preparing to be public or school librarians). 

You can join the COLA Section when you join RILA or renew your RILA Membership. You can also visit the COLA Section website.

Cornucopia of Rhode Island (CORI) 

The Cornucopia of Rhode Island Section serves the library community of color through promoting professional and educational activities and fostering outreach into the community across cultures and languages.  This includes the development and delivery of multi-cultural collections, services, and programs and the mentoring librarians and library staff of color and encouraging librarianship as a profession to people of color.  

You can join the CORI Section when you join RILA or renew your RILA Membership.  You can also visit the Cornucopia website.

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