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ALA Appointments to IFLA Committees

March 21, 2014 Megan Griffin 0

Would you like to represent ALA on an International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) section standing committee? The biennial appointment process to represent ALA on relevant IFLA standing committees is currently underway for terms running from 2015 through 2019. The ACRL Board of Directors endorses candidates for election […]

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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 […]