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From the Chair – Autumn 2016

What am I doing reading Teen Vogue? Daily Kos sent me there. . . .  We librarians all, at some level, see ourselves as, if not the guardians of truth, at least guardians of the material and methods of finding truths.  A couple … Continue reading

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COLA meeting schedule, 2015 – 2016

Meetings Scheduled, Fall 2015 Board meetings are scheduled at the Cranston Public Library (Sockanosset Crossroads) Seminar Room on Tuesday Oct. 6, Nov. 3, and Dec. 1, 5:30 to 7:00. Board meetings are open, although space is limited. Meetings Scheduled, Spring … Continue reading

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COLA Board Member Honored by URI

COLA founder and board member Joan Ress Reeves was recently honored with a Lifetime Recognition Award at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Library and Information Studies.  The award was presented by Dr. Renee Hobbs, Director of the … Continue reading

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Join the COLA Board

The Coalition of Library Advocates is seeking to fill openings on the COLA Board.  We hope that you will step forward or nominate a friend or colleague to join our diverse and engaged group of advocates. Board meetings are held monthly … Continue reading

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Message From the Chair

As I write this (October 2), the United States government is temporarily shut down. This affects RI libraries in many ways. Obviously the flow of federal funds is cut off. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is closed. IMLS … Continue reading

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