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ACRL Diversity Alliance Launches

October 11, 2016 David Free 0

ACRL is pleased to announce the launch of the ACRL Diversity Alliance. Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla., the ACRL Diversity Alliance program unites academic libraries who share a commitment to increase the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from […]

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Mentors Needed for Spectrum Scholars

March 14, 2016 David Connolly 0

Are you interested in directly contributing to the development of the next generation of academic librarians and ensuring a diverse workforce? Then consider mentoring an ALA Spectrum Scholar through the ACRL Dr. E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Program! The program links participating library school students and new librarians who are of […]

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Achievement in Library Diversity Research Nominations

February 9, 2016 David Free 0

Each year the Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee of ALA’s Office of Diversity seeks to recognize an individual for significant contributions to diversity research and outreach efforts in Library and Information Science by honoring them with an Achievement in Library Diversity Research designation. Achievement is defined as a body of work […]

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Mentors Needed for Spectrum Scholars

August 12, 2014 David Connolly 0

Are you interested in directly contributing to the development of the next generation of academic librarians and ensuring a diverse workforce? Then consider mentoring an ALA Spectrum Scholar through the ACRL Dr. E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Program! The program links participating library school students and new librarians who are of […]

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ACRL Funds 2013 Spectrum Scholar Jessica Bastian

September 25, 2013 David Free 0

As part of our commitment to furthering diversity in librarianship, ACRL is supporting Jessica Bastian as its 2013-14 Spectrum Scholar. Bastian attends the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to entering library school, Bastian worked as access services coordinator at the […]

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Academic Librarians of Color Research Survey

July 19, 2013 David Free 0

Note: Please consider participating in the survey described below for a chapter in a forthcoming ACRL book if appropriate. Are you a librarian of color? Do you work in an academic library in the United States? If so, please add your voice by filling out a questionnaire for a study […]

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Mentors Needed for Spectrum Scholars

May 1, 2013 David Connolly 0

Are you interested in developing the next generation of academic librarians and ensuring a diverse workforce? Then consider mentoring an ALA Spectrum Scholar through the ACRL Dr. E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Program. The program links participating library school students and new librarians, who are of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African […]

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New Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries

October 31, 2012 David Free 0

The ACRL Board of Directors has approved new “Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries.” Developed by the ACRL Racial and Ethnic Diversity Committee, the standards emphasize the need and obligation for academic and research libraries to serve, and advocate for, racial and ethnically diverse constituencies. “Higher education institutions thrive […]

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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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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” […]