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  1. 1983

    ALA Council approves establishment of the Ethnic Materials Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT); name changed to Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table in 1989. "The Ethnic Materials Information Exchange Task Force (EMIE) of t ...

    HDAVIES - 02/27/2013 - 13:41 - About ALA

  2. 1976

    In 1976, ALA saw its first African-American president. Clara Stanton Jones was elected president that year. "Jones’s 26-year career at DPL [Detroit Public Library] culminated in a promotion to the directorship in 1970, where she served until her reti ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:35 - About ALA

  3. 1998

    In 1998 the ALA Council voted commitment to five Key Action Areas as guiding principles for directing the Association’s energies and resources: Diversity, Equity of Access, Education and Continuous Learning, Intellectual Freedom, and 21st Century Literacy ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:36 - About ALA