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  1. EDI in Our Libraries

    An initiative of ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo and her Diversity Advisory Board, this EDI video series gives visibility to a diverse representation of library workers, champions, and patrons to help deepen the understanding of the principles of equity, ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 06/17/2019 - 13:45 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Spectrum 20th Anniversary- Cohort Champions

    We seek 20 Cohort Champions to help us realize our Anniversary vision for  Spectrum 's 20 Years: A Celebration of Community.  We are looking for a Spectrum Scholar from each of our 20 cohorts and hope to identify a geographically dispersed group of 2 ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 04/14/2017 - 14:50 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Speaking of Self-Care: Tending to Our Spirits

    By: Cathleen Miller, Curator, Maine Women Writers Collection, University of New England   As workers, we spend our lives tending to the needs of our organizations, our patrons, and our co-workers. Whether you work in a supportive or a difficult environmen ...

    AHAYES - 02/08/2019 - 09:19 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Q&A with Cynthia Palacios and Eva M.L. Rios-Alvarado: community organizing and the founding of Librarians of Color, Los Angeles

    Cynthia Palacios, she/her/hers, was born to Central American migrant parents and raised in South Central Los Angeles, hence her interest in social justice. After completing her B.A. in Political Science, Cynthia realized that she can best help empower min ...

    BJARNAGIN - 02/05/2019 - 09:49 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Self-Care: Because You Deserve It

    By: Erika Lehtonen, Youth Services Librarian, Shelton Timberland Library   When you work in libraries, you give so much of yourself to other people. While most of my experience has been in public libraries, I can imagine library workers from different fie ...

    AHAYES - 02/01/2019 - 20:03 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. Reflections on the 2019 Youth Media Awards

    By: Jody Gray, Director, ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services 2019 marked the first year that three affiliates of the American Library Association (ALA) were included in the Youth Media Awards (YMA) announcements. The American Indian L ...

    JGRAY - 01/30/2019 - 14:57 - 1 comment - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. New PSAs from Emilio Estevez

    Emilio Estevez uses star power to shine light on libraries Actor, director and writer Emilio Estevez shares his passion for libraries in new video Public Service Announcements (PSAs). The PSAs highlight the crucial role libraries play in our communities a ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 04/05/2019 - 15:27 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Twitter Chat: Navigating Conference (2019)

    Tuesday, May 7, 2019- 12:00 to 13:00 @ala_spectrum Join us on May 7, 2019 from 10-11am PT / 11-12 pm MT / 12-1pm CT / 1-2 pm ET for our next Twitter chat where Spectrum alumni discuss their tips on navigating ALA Annual and the Spectrum Leadership Institu ...

    BJARNAGIN - 04/11/2019 - 13:10 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. Spectrum at ACRL 2019

    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 (All day) to Saturday, April 13, 2019 (All day) Cleveland, OH The 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries Conference will take place April 10-13, 2019 in Cleveland, OH and features a number of presentations by Spectrum ...

    BJARNAGIN - 04/08/2019 - 09:50 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10.  Stay Balanced with B.R.E.A.D and other Delicious Acronyms  

      By: Angelica Garcia, Supervisory Librarian, Learning Resources Center, NCO Leadership Center of Excellence We all struggle with living a life of balance. With increased distractions and the roles that we all have in our lives, it is easy for an area in ...

    AHAYES - 02/22/2019 - 09:16 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues