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 have committed to service within ALSC and demonstrated 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, if applicable, for the ALA 2021 Midwinter Meeting and 2021 ALA Annual Conference. Fellowship recipients will also receive mentorship from members of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within ALSC Task Force and participate in projects with their cohort.
ALSC also would like to thank members of Storytime Underground, for their contribution to the Equity Fellowship program which will support two of the five Equity Fellowships.
The purpose of the fellowship is to engage potential ALSC leaders, especially those that have experienced barriers to involvement in the past. Priority will be given to applicants who are new to ALSC and have not had the opportunity to serve on an ALSC committee.
The Equity Diversity, and Inclusion within ALSC Implementation Task Force will review applications and select recipients. Additional application information is below.
Each application will be evaluated 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
- 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 began accepting online applications for the 2020 ALSC Equity Fellowship on August 1 2020! Applications and supporting materials were due by August 31, 2020.