COLA Protests Actions Impacting EG High School Library

COLA President Cheryl McCarthy sent the following letter to the Superintendent and School Committee Members of East Greenwich to request the reinstatement of a high school library media specialist.

COLA Newsletter

Download a PDF copy of our Fall 2017 Newsletter.

Save the Date!

COLA’s 2018 Meeting: April 10 at the RI State House

Speaker: American Library Association President, Jim Neal

Our 2017 Annual Meeting starred Emily Sheketoff, long-time director of ALA’s Washington Office. For our 2018 return to the State House we’ve enlisted another great library advocate: ALA president Jim Neal. Watch for details in the winter newsletter.

But the real stars of COLA, at Annual Meeting or any time, are you, the members. So while you mark your calendars, here are some other actions to consider:

  1. Volunteer for the COLA Board – get involved in statewide advocacy.
  2. Renew your COLA membership – and ask your friends to join.

Renew your Friends’ group’s organizational membership – and enter your Friends’ great advocacy initiative for a William Reeves Award.

COLA is a grassroots organization. We’re the roots. Join us!

Help RILA Plan Their Future!


Our friends at the Rhode Island Library Association need your input and opinions. They have been awarded a generous grant from the RI Foundation and are working with strategic planning consultants to shape the future of RILA.

Please take this short (really!) survey and share your ideas with them:

This will help your state library association’s efforts to advocate for and support libraries, librarians, and library workers within Rhode Island and at the national level.


Please join us (or renew your membership!)

You can download our mail-in form or join online. Our 2016-2017 flyer is also here.