The following resources are developed by Spectrum but open to all Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in the LIS field. For Scholar-specific resources, including additional closed groups for Scholars-only, refer to Scholar Resources.
The Spectrum Scholarship Program is dedicated to providing an inclusive, welcoming, and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, national origin, and/or religion. Please refer to our Community Guidelines for more information.
- Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/alaspectrum/
- Follow us on Twitter @ala_spectrum | #alaspectrum and check out information on joining our periodic Twitter Chats
- Spectrum maintains an open to all Facebook Social Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/409456795771279/
- Join the open to all LinkedIn group
- Reference our growing collection of self-care resources for BIPOC in LIS
Meetups & Events
- Visit our Spectrum Calendar to learn more about upcoming events. Events are often open to all BIPOC in LIS, and will specify if they are open or closed.
As part of ALA's commitment to creating a scholarship program that supports Scholars throughout their careers, we partner with library organizations to offer ongoing professional development that provides additional opportunities for Scholars' leadership in the profession.
- Ongoing list of additional funding opportunities for BIPOC in LIS
- Access to recordings of webinars through Spectrum and its home unit, ALA's Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services
- Access to recordings of webinars hosted in partnership with other organizations
- "Recruitment, Retention, and Experiences of Art Library Professionals" hosted by Spectrum and the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Professional Development - Education Subcommittee
With over 1100 Scholars, the Spectrum community is ever-growing! Use this map to find Scholars who have submitted their information for inclusion, reach out to others in the community, and connect with fellow BIPOC in LIS. Spectrum Scholars who have voluntarily provided their contact information appear in the map/community directory below. If you are a Scholar and wish to be represented, email firstname.lastname@example.org.