EMIERT accepting nominations for 2013 Distinguished Librarian Award

For Immediate Release
Fri, 12/14/2012

Contact:

John Amundsen
Program Officer, Outreach and Communications
Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS)
1-800-545-2433 ext. 2140
jamundsen@ala.org

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Distinguished Librarian Award.

The EMIERT Distinguished Librarian Award recognizes significant accomplishments in multicultural library services that are national or international in scope and that include improving, spreading and promoting multicultural services in libraries.

Nomination letters must address how the nominee is deserving of this recognition and citing specific achievements that improve, spread or promote multicultural library services. The winner will be announced during ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Seattle in January 2013 and presented during the EMIERT Membership Meeting during ALA’s Annual Conference in Chicago in June. Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 21, 2013.  

For more information, and to submit a nomination, please visit www.ala.org/emiert.

The Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) serves as a source of information on recommended ethnic collections, services, and programs. It organizes task forces, institutes, and workshops, and develops forums and symposia programs for ALA Annual Conferences that deal with the key issues of ethnicity and librarianship. EMIERT cooperates with other ALA units, including the ethnic caucuses, in joint projects for the betterment of outreach services.