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Fwd: Call for Poster Proposals-Cornucopia of Rhode Island Conference

  • 1.  Fwd: Call for Poster Proposals-Cornucopia of Rhode Island Conference

    Posted Aug 09, 2022 12:21 PM

    From: Dymond Bush <>
    Date: Tue, Aug 9, 2022 at 12:50 PM
    Subject: [ARL Diversity Programs Alumni] Call for Poster Proposals-Cornucopia of Rhode Island Conference
    To: <>

    On behalf of the Cornucopia of Rhode Island (CORI), we are delighted to invite current library school students and recent MLIS graduates to submit proposals for a poster presentation at the Cornucopia of Rhode Island annual mini conference. While not required, we encourage posters on the conference theme of 'Recruitment and Retention of Librarians of Color'. We are also seeking posters on topics pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion in libraries. 

    Possible topics include:

    • Recruitment

    • Retention

    • Outreach Services

    • Imposter Syndrome

    • Diversity Residency Programs

    • Inclusive Services

    The Cornucopia of Rhode Island is a section of the Rhode Island Library Association that supports Rhode Island's library community of color. We have held our annual mini conference for over 15 years. Past speakers have included American Library Association Executive Director, Tracie D. Hall, Barbara Stripling, past president of the American Library Association, representatives from local libraries and the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services. Attendees have ranged from library school students to seasoned library workers. 

    This year's conference will be held on Thursday, November 3rd from 2:00pm-4:00pm virtually.

    Posters will be shared between workshop sessions and on our blog. Poster presenters are welcome to attend the conference online to interact with attendees and respond to questions through chat on Zoom. 

    We recommended designing posters in PowerPoint or Google Slides. Accepted posters should be submitted as a pdf. Poster presentations may include an optional pre-recorded video to introduce the topic and key points. Videos can be up to three minutes in length.

    For consideration, please submit a 150 word (maximum) abstract of your poster topic by September 9, 2022 to Selected posters and presenters will be notified by September 26, 2022. Questions may be directed to the conference organizers at

    Dymond Bush, Chair
    Cornucopia of Rhode Island
    A library community of color 

    Tarida Anantachai (she/her), MS/LIS
    Director, Inclusion & Talent Management
    NC State University Libraries