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  1. Connecting with Immigrant and Refugee Youth in Your Community

    Thursday, 4/21/2016 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern) 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central) 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain) 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific) Join Ady Huertas and colleagues for a program on how library workers can serve the needs of Spanish-speaking immigrant and refu ...

    NMUNGUIA - 05/18/2016 - 11:51 - Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

  2. Cultural Competence in the Library

    The U.S. teen population has diversified significantly since 2000, and with it, the communities we serve in our libraries. Join Amita Lonial as she discusses cultural competence in the library: its definition, its impact on behaviors, attitudes, and polic ...

    NMUNGUIA - 11/20/2015 - 16:41 - Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

  3. Online Day of Diversity Forum

    To continue the conversation started at the Day of Diversity: Dialogue and Action in Children’s Literature and Library Programming event at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting, the ALSC Board of Directors and ALSC President Ellen Riordan hosted an online Day o ...

    DBOSTROM - 02/27/2015 - 11:02 - Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

  4. Speaking Up

    Starting a dialogue on sexual harassment in libraries By Lisa Rabey In some ways, it is the subtlety of the act of harassment that allows it to be so often overlooked: When I worked in IT, sexism and misogyny were the unspoken accepted practice. I learned ...

    MPERA - 06/10/2014 - 11:14 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

    Standing up for our values By Barbara K. Stripling If you have heard me speak this year, then you’ve heard me repeat this often-quoted saying: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” I thought every library worker already had that mindset, ...

    LBORMAN - 05/29/2014 - 15:18 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Now Trending: Tech and People News

    By Laurie D. Borman This issue (May 2014) we invited Marshall Breeding to give us a status and trends report on strategic products of the library technology industry. His detailed investigation begins here. He has been reporting on technology in the indus ...

    LBORMAN - 05/05/2014 - 12:47 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. 1995

    Children's Day/Book Day, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), is a celebration of children, families, and reading and held annually on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for every child ...

    HDAVIES - 03/08/2013 - 11:06 - About ALA

  8. 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

  9. 1921

    Thomas Fountain Blue was the first African-American to head a public library system. In 1921, he became the first African-American to speak at an ALA program. "The Reverend Thomas F. Blue, the nation’s first African-American to head a public library, ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:29 - About ALA

  10. 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