Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT)

This website provides information pertaining to the Ethnic and Multicultural Exchange Round Table (EMIERT)



EMIERT Distinguished Librarian Award Nominations Open

Nominations are now open until December 5th for the next EMIERT Distinguished Librarian.  The EMIERT Distinguished Librarian Award recognizes significant accomplishments in library services that are national or international in scope and that include improving, spreading, and promoting multicultural services in libraries. Nominees must have a Master’s of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution.  The form is available at: /emiert/sites/      For more information and past awards please see

EMIERT Program Proposals Are Now Being Solicited for ALA Annual 2015 (San Francisco)

We encourage innovative and fresh perspectives on current dialogues in diversity initiatives, issues and services

The form is available at:

Due Date for Submission is:  Friday, October 17, 2014

Guidelines for Proposals

  • The topic of the panel program or session is open but EMIERT encourages proposals that highlight diversity and multiculturalism. EMIERT encourages innovative ideas and fresh perspectives about diversity initiatives, issues and services.

  • EMIERT encourages members of EMIERT to submit proposals for sponsorship (if not already a member,  proposers must become members of EMIERT before Annual).

  • Sponsorship is EMIERT’s commitment to fund the audiovisual equipment needs of the panel presentation or session.

  • Proposals should consist of:

    • A panel/session description of 100-150 words and tentative title

    • Names of participants and their professional affiliation

    • Four subject areas that will help to categorize the program

    • Three program objectives that describe what attendees will learn

    • Audiovisual equipment required for the presentation (LCD projector, microphone, etc.)

    • If the program proposal has been submitted for sponsorship or co-sponsorship by another ALA entity, please provide the name of this entity

    • 2 preferred dates and times for scheduling on Saturday, June 27 or Sunday, June 28, 2015.

  • Proposals can be submitted online through our EMIERT Annual Program Submission Form  until 11:59pm ET on Friday, October 17, 2014.

Volunteer Form for EMIERT Committees

If you are interested in a two year term on an EMIERT committee, please fill out the following form:

  • Committee and Task Force appointments will be on a rolling basis now until June 2015.   At that point appointments will begin at the end of ALA Annual.  Until then, your term could begin at any point during the year.
  • For a list of current committees and task forces please see:   
  • Feel free to add a committee or task force to the volunteer form, if the choice isn't already there.