COLA’s Annual Meeting – Save the Date!

Tuesday, April 10th
5PM – 7PM
The RI State House
82 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02904

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!

COLA Newsletter

Download a PDF copy of our Fall 2017 Newsletter.

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.



Please join us (or renew your membership!)

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