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  1. Champion Spotlight: Rachel Keiko Stark

    The Spectrum Scholarship Program has been a game changer for me. The scholarship not only reduced my debt burden, it also helped me develop the skills to be the best librarian I can be. The Spectrum Institute was a wonderful experience and meeting other S ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/23/2018 - 11:27 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Yasmeen Shorish reflects on ALA President's Program: Are Libraries Neutral?

    Yasmeen Shorish is a 2009-2010 Scholar and Data Services Coordinator/Associate Professor at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Yasmeen co-wrote “ Libraries on the frontlines: neutrality and social justice,” published in August 2017 in Equ ...

    BJARNAGIN - 03/23/2018 - 11:45 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. ALA Elections: Spectrum Leaders

    The Spectrum Advisory Committee has compiled this list of Spectrum Scholars standing for office in the 2018 ALA Elections.  We encourage you to support the mission of the Spectrum Scholarship Program by supporting these leaders!   ALA Council Johana Orell ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/14/2018 - 14:42 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Champion Spotlight: Orolando Duffus

    I think the ALA Spectrum Scholarship Program is much more than just a financial support mechanism that attracts underrepresented groups into the library profession. I think of it as a life giving river that feeds the library ecosystem. The Spectrum Schola ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/14/2018 - 09:32 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Camille Callison and Carla Davis-Castro appointed to IFLA Indigenous Matters Section

    Camille Callison (2004-2005 Scholar) and Carla Davis-Castro (2011-2012 Scholar) were both recently appointed to the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Indigenous Matters Section, and will serve from 2017-2021. The pur ...

    BJARNAGIN - 03/07/2018 - 10:08 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. Q&A with Priya Charry: Community work and "jugaad"

    Priya Charry is a 2015-2016 Scholar and Simmons College graduate currently working in Hyderabad as part of the American India Foundation's William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India. Here, she discusses her experiences so far, the importance ...

    BJARNAGIN - 03/08/2018 - 16:13 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Champion Spotlight: Mary Kirk

    Mary Kirk is a 2003 ALA Spectrum Scholar. She earned her BA in Administrative Leadership from the College of Liberal Studies and her MLIS from the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Mary has been honored and awarded t ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/23/2018 - 11:19 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Champion Spotlight: Elizabeth Barrera Rush

    Elizabeth Barrera Rush is presently a Library Specialist in the Library and Textbook Services Department at Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas where she serves 110 elementary and secondary school librarians. She received her BBA f ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/13/2018 - 12:51 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. Champion Spotlight: Candice Mack

    Candice Mack is the manager of systemwide Young Adult Services at the Los Angeles Public Library, where she helps coordinate teen programs and collections at the third largest library system in the United States. She was the president of the Young Adult L ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 02/23/2018 - 10:10 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. Kirk MacLeod appointed to the University of Alberta Board of Governors

    On January 31, 2018  Kirk MacLeod (MLIS 2014) was appointed as a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Alberta. Kirk MacLeod spent the first ten years of his career in librarianship running a one-person library for Native Counselling Servi ...

    BJARNAGIN - 02/21/2018 - 12:55 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues