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  1. 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

  2. 1840

    The first library card catalog was created at Harvard in 1840. "Until the eighteenth century, when French revolutionaries took inventory of French libraries on the backs of confiscated playing cards, library catalogs were merely lists written or prin ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:41 - About ALA

  3. 1956

    1956 saw the first integrated annual conference in Miami Beach after years of avoiding the South as a meeting place due to racial segregation. ...

    HDAVIES - 02/27/2013 - 14:24 - About ALA

  4. 1911

    Theresa West Elmendorf was elected the first woman ALA President: 19 years before women could vote in American elections.  ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 12:08 - About ALA

  5. 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

  6. 1876

    Working with people of all races and sexes has been a goal since early in ALA history.  Thirteen of the original members present at the founding of ALA were women. ...

    HDAVIES - 02/26/2013 - 11:43 - About ALA

  7. Diversity in the Workplace

    The ALA Office for Diversity website provides information and resources on Strategic Planning for Diversity, Employment Discrimination, Diversity Statistics, Diversity Advocacy and the Recruitment and Retention of a Diverse Library Workforce. About See th ...

    HDAVIES - 09/18/2013 - 10:39 - Professional Tools

  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