New Membership Funding for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)

In alignment with ALSC’s strategic objective of increasing the intentional recruitment and retention of a diverse membership while reducing barriers to participation, ALSC is funding memberships for 10 BIPOC library students and 10 paraprofessionals/library support staff members (current position or position held within the last year) who want to become more involved within the organization and children's services. These 20 recipients will receive one year ALA and ALSC memberships, along with opportunities for meaningful engagement including: regular virtual meetings with other recipients, activities and discussions, mentorship, shadowing committees, and more. 


  • Applicants must identify as Black, Indigenous or as a Person of Color.
  • Applicants must not currently have an ALSC membership.
  • Applicants should fit one of following categories: library student (or recent graduate as of 2019), a paraprofessional and/or library support staff member (currently employed or recently unemployed), with an interest in children's services.


  • Applicants should be willing to participate in two or more engagement opportunities, with the support of ALSC's Membership Committee. These opportunities include but are not limited to: attending virtual ALSC Committee meetings, participating in an ALSC Community Forum or We Are ALSC Chat, participating in the ALSC Mentoring Program, writing for the ALSC Blog, volunteering for an ALSC Committee, and more!


Applications for this opportunity have now closed. Applicants will be notified by June 1, 2021. If you have any questions, please reach out to Elly Serrano, ALSC's Membership and Marketing Specialist.