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  1. 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)

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 1917

    The ALA Executive Board appointed the Committee on Mobilization and War Service Plans (later the War Service Committee). ALA undertook to supply books and periodicals to military personnel, at home and overseas. The initial campaign raised $1M for camp li ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:30 - About ALA

  6. 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

  7. 1921

    The first ALA round table met to encourage library patron diversity, "  ALA's Work with Negroes Round Table". The round table was began to examine the state of equitable access to library materials for African-Americans.  The round table co ...

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

  8. It Takes a Community to Create a Library

    It Takes a Community to Create a Library KENNETH WILLIMENT The four-year, four-city Working Together Project sent community development librarians into diverse neighborhoods across the country. Supported through funding agreements with Human Resources and ...

    HDAVIES - 10/31/2012 - 14:19 - Libraries Transform

  9. Implementing "Choose Civility," a Community-wide Campaign (PLA On-Demand Webinar)

    Implementing "Choose Civility," a Community-wide Campaign (PLA On-Demand Webinar) Valerie J. Gross Howard County (Md.) Library System (HCLS) CEO Valerie J. Gross details Choose Civility, an ongoing community-wide initiative that aims to enhance ...

    HDAVIES - 10/22/2012 - 14:49 - Libraries Transform

  10. Civility Diversity Training Card

    Civility Diversity Training Card Office for Diversity Creating a civil work environment furthers diversity efforts by creating a place where people—all kinds of people—want to contribute to their fullest potential. These training cards are designed to pro ...

    HDAVIES - 10/22/2012 - 13:30 - Libraries Transform