Joint Memberships

RILA is excited to offer the following joint memberships with discounted rates. 

Please take advantage of these offerings.  These joint memberships are for individuals only and do not apply to Institutional Memberships. When you join or renew your RILA membership there will be fields for the joint memberships described below. If you have questions, please contact

Coalition of Library Advocates (COLA) Joint Membership

The Rhode Island Coalition of Library Advocates (COLA) is a statewide nonprofit grassroots organization that supports all libraries to improve the quality of life of all Rhode Islanders through excellent library services.  Through advocacy, education, and public awareness activities, COLA works to help improve library services throughout the state.  

Membership levels include 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).  Learn more on the COLA website.

Cornucopia of Rhode Island (CORI) Joint Membership

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The mission of Cornucopia of Rhode Island is to serve 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.  

Membership levels include Individual and Student.  Learn more on the Cornucopia website.


New England Library Association (NELA) Joint Membership

The mission of the New England Library Association is to provide educational and leadership opportunities for library staff in support of improved library services for the people of New England.  This includes mentoring newer members of the library profession and increased networking opportunities. 

Join NELA and you will receive: NELA News and email announcements, discounts on NELA events and conferences, access to shadowing opportunities and mentors, and connecting with library professionals across New England.  RILA members can now take advantage of paying the discounted fee of $20 a year ($15 a year for students and retirees) to become NELA members, in addition to your regular RILA membership. 

Membership levels include Individual and Student.  Learn more on the NELA website.

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