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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” […]

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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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E.J. Josey Spectrum Committee Seeks Mentors

January 19, 2012 David Connolly 0

What’s it About? If you are interested in developing the next generation of academic librarians and ensuring a diverse workforce, consider mentoring a Spectrum Scholar through the ACRL Dr. E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Program.  The goal of the program is to link participating library school students and newly graduated […]

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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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E. J. Josey Spectrum Committee Seeks Mentors

September 16, 2010 Kathryn Deiss 1

What’s it About? If you are interested in developing the next generation of academic librarians and ensuring a diverse workforce, consider mentoring a Spectrum Scholar through the ACRL Dr. E. J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Program.  The goal of the program is to link participating library school students and newly […]

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ACRL funds 2010 Spectrum Scholar JaTara Barnes

July 13, 2010 Kathryn Deiss 0

As part of its commitment to furthering diversity in librarianship, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is supporting JaTara Barnes as its 2010-2011 Spectrum Scholar. Barnes will attend the Syracuse University School of Information Studies.  Following a stint as a software engineer, Barnes was drawn to librarianship as […]

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ALA Diversity Research Grants

March 9, 2010 David Free 0

The ALA Office for Diversity and the Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee seek proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program.  Applicants must be current ALA members and 2010 proposals must address one of three identified topics: –    Upward mobility of Library Leaders from Underrepresented Populations –    Information Services and Collections […]

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Scholarship available for the 2010 ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute

February 1, 2010 Margot Conahan 2

ACRL is pleased to announce the availability of a scholarship to support participation at the 2010 ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute.  The scholarship covers the cost of tuition ($2,600) and a $1,500 travel stipend.  In support of ACRL’s commitment to librarians serving diverse communities, the scholarship is for individuals currently working in […]