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  1. The Privilege in Self-Care

    By: Veronica Leigh Milliner; NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator; National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The library professional is comprised of many people who deeply care. It is noted tha ...

    AHAYES - 04/19/2019 - 08:45 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Book Buddies: A New Program Rollout

    By: Danielle DuPuis, Media Specialist, Hammond High School, Columbia, Maryland Each week, I spend some time browsing our library collection to pull books that students have requested or books that I think a particular student will like. I load up the titl ...

    AHAYES - 04/09/2019 - 20:05 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Peer Mentoring

    By Laura Birkenhauer, Student Success Librarian for Campus Engagement, Miami University Libraries I’ve served in a formal capacity as both a mentor and a mentee, inside and outside of librarianship. We all know that mentoring is unquestionably hard work, ...

    AHAYES - 04/05/2019 - 10:45 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Sydney Taylor, Jewish Books, and Building a Better World

      By: Heidi Rabinowitz, Past President of the Association of Jewish Libraries History was made this year when the ALA Youth Media Awards press conference kicked off by naming the winners of the Sydney Taylor Book Award. Who’s Sydney Taylor and what IS thi ...

    AHAYES - 03/29/2019 - 20:01 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Q&A with Twanna Hodge (2013), interviewed by Nancy García Ramírez (2018)

    Twanna Hodge is a 2013 Spectrum Scholar currently working at SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library as an Academic/Research Librarian. Twanna graduated with her MLIS from the University of Washington in 2015. She earned her Bachelors in Humanities with mino ...

    BJARNAGIN - 03/26/2019 - 10:51 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. Creating a Space of Important Conversations about Race

    By: Mary Hubbard, Assistant Director, Peterborough Town Library Talking about race respectfully and effectively is a daunting prospect. Last summer at the Peterborough Town Library in Peterborough, New Hampshire, I had the opportunity to create a program ...

    AHAYES - 04/26/2019 - 09:09 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Research Spotlight: Mapping Race and Racism in the U.S. Library History Literature

    By Twanna K. Hodge, Academic/Research Librarian, SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library As part of the Diversity Research Grants Program sponsored by ODLOS, we've started a monthly spotlight on research advancing issues of equity, diversity, and inclus ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/13/2019 - 13:22 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Interviews with candidates for ALA President 2020-2021

    The Spectrum Advisory Committee gathered questions from the greater Spectrum Scholar community and chose three questions to pose to the candidates for the 2020-2021 ALA Presidency, Julius Jefferson, Jr. and Lance Werner. The 2019 ALA Elections open March ...

    BJARNAGIN - 03/11/2019 - 11:33 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. ALA 2019 Elections: Spectrum Leaders

    The Spectrum Advisory Committee has compiled this list of Spectrum Scholars standing for office in the 2019 ALA Elections. We encourage you to support the mission of the Spectrum Scholarship Program by supporting these leaders!  If you're a Scholar s ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/11/2019 - 15:32 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. Practicing Self-Care

    By Carla Davis-Castro, Research Librarian, Library of Congress When it comes to self-care, I have learned a lot from my dogs, Salsa and Tango. Our busy lives may leave us last on our priority list, but here are some things you can do for yourself in order ...

    AHAYES - 03/12/2019 - 10:21 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues