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ACRL Funds 2012 Spectrum Scholar Charlotte King

August 23, 2012 David Free 0

As part of our commitment to furthering diversity in librarianship, ACRL is supporting Charlotte King as its 2012-2013 Spectrum Scholar. King will attend the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science. Prior to entering library school, King had a career dedicated to under served communities. She worked […]

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Step Up to the Plate @ your library

August 9, 2012 David Free 0

With the Major League Baseball season more than halfway over, now is a great time to remind library users that there’s still time to win a trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. As part of ALA’s Step Up to the Plate @ your library program, a […]

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Apply Now For Muslim Journeys, A Bridging Cultures Bookshelf Grant

July 19, 2012 David Free 0

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in collaboration with the ALA Public Programs Office, is accepting applications through September 25 for Muslim Journeys, a Bridging Cultures Bookshelf program. To apply, visit the Programming Librarian website. Applications from academic libraries of all types are encouraged. In January 2013, up to 1,000 public […]

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ALA “Empowering Diverse Voices” Video Series

June 7, 2012 David Free 0

The diverse paths to leadership in the profession are highlighted in a new “Empowering Diverse Voices” leadership video series, available on the American Library Association’s YouTube Channel.  The video series was developed as part of 2011-2012 ALA President Molly Raphael’s “Empowering Diverse Voices” diversity leadership initiative. The “Empowering Diverse Voices” […]

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OFD Courses on Recruitment and Value of Diversity

March 29, 2012 David Free 0

The ALA Office for Diversity will introduce two new courses to the Diversity Leadership Online series, beginning April 18, 2012. This ongoing webinar series provides the foundation for a culture of responsible diversity leadership within the profession. Diversity Leadership Online will include: 1.      April 18:   The Diversity Conversation: Why […]

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White House Petition on School Libraries

January 11, 2012 Mary Ellen Davis 2

Please see the request below from the ALA Office for Library Advocacy to sign a petition to the Obama Administration to ensure that every child in America has access to an effective school library program. I hope that you will consider signing and sharing this information with your colleagues and […]

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ALA Office for Diversity Webcasts

November 18, 2011 David Free 0

The ALA Office for Diversity is presenting a series of three webinars beginning December 1.  The webinars are part of a new series, “Diversity Leadership Online,” which aims to help build Diversity advocates in libraries.  Each session is $20 for ALA members and $25 for non-members. The series includes: The […]

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2012 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color Proposals Due Oct. 1

September 16, 2011 David Free 0

The Steering Committee of the 2012 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) has extended the open call for program proposals for the conference scheduled for Sept. 19-23, 2012 in Kansas City.  Proposals are now due by Oct. 1, 2011.  The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color: Gathering at the Waters: Celebrating […]

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Be An SSRT “Human Book”

April 19, 2011 David Free 0

The ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT)  is seeking volunteers to participate in a Human Library, to be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, June 27 at ALA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans. Volunteers will serve as human “books” and help “readers” better understand people of different backgrounds […]