COLA History

“ACTION ALERT!” a COLA mailing to its membership shouted, “SAVE DSLS!”

The mailing was sent by COLA’s well-loved Chair, the late Alan Axelrod. DSLS was the Department of State Library Services, the predecessor to OLIS, Rhode Island’s Office of Library and Information Services. And, indeed, DSLS was saved, transformed to OLIS. This happened in large part because of energetic lobbying by COLA, the Coalition of Library Advocates, RI’s grass-roots library-advocacy organization.

Mission: Advocacy

Mission: Education

Annual Meetings—Our Sweethearts