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Diversity & Outreach Fair 2008

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Resources from Past Diversity Fairs

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Background

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Sponsor

The Diversity Fair and Outreach Fair is supported by Demco.

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Diversity and Outreach Fair

Celebrating Extraordinary Examples of Diversity in Action

What is it?

The Diversity and Outreach Fair is librarians and library staff sharing their experiences and resources through poster presentations and informal conversations with colleagues. Showcase your library’s accomplishments and help inspire others interested in creating and sustaining literacy and outreach services at libraries across the country.

Each year the Diversity Fair gets more exciting. Participate in the next Fair by completing the entry form either online or by mail. Contact Isaac Tufvesson at 800-545-2433, ext. 2140, or itufvesson@ala.org, for details.

Background

The Diversity Fair was introduced by the ALA’s Office for Literacy and Outreach Services at the Annual Conference in 1997, as a part of President Barbara Ford’s theme, “Global Reach, Local Touch.” Each year the Fair has adopted the ALA President’s theme, emphasizing the equity of access, one of ALA’s key action areas.

Since that time, the Fair has highlighted diversity-in-action initiatives from outreach librarians across the country. It encourages librarians addressing diversity programs, activities and services in local libraries to share their resources with others. It also allows them to glean workable strategies for serving their community’s underserved populations, as noted in the OLOS Mission Statement.

Resources from Past Diversity Fairs

These links take you to abstracts and contact information for projects featured in previous years.

When using these past presentations, please note that staff may have changed, and contact information given may no longer be valid.