Through the ALSC Equity Fellowship program, ALSC affirms its commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion by engaging new generations of racially and ethnically diverse library professionals.
Five ALSC fellowships will be awarded to American Indian/Alaska Native/First Nations, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Middle Eastern, and/or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander individuals who commit to service within ALSC and demonstrate a capacity for future leadership. Fellowship recipients will receive funding for two-year ALSC and ALA memberships and one year of conference registrations and travel stipends for ALA Midwinter and ALA Annual. Fellowship recipients will also receive mentorship from members of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within ALSC Task Force. The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within ALSC Task Force will review applications and select recipients.
Each application will be judged on the following:
- Demonstrated commitment to providing direct service to children
- Potential for ALSC leadership
- Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
- Work in a library, school or similar setting, providing service to children
- Have one to five years of experience serving children
- Must identify as American Indian/Alaska Native/First Nations, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Middle Eastern, and/or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
How to Apply
The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within ALSC task force begins accepting online applications for the 2019 ALSC Equity Fellowship on August 15 2018! Applications and supporting materials are due by September 14, 2018.
- Only complete applications will be accepted.
- If you would like to review the application before submitting electronically, you can use the paper application.
- If you have questions about the Fellowship, please contact Alena Rivers, ALSC Deputy Director.
The application can be found at ALSC Equity Fellowship.