EMIERT accepting proposals for 2017 ALA Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Tue, 10/25/2016


John L. Amundsen

Program Officer, Outreach and Communications

ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy & Outreach Services

(312) 280-2140


CHICAGO – The ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) is now accepting proposals for presentations highlighting ethnic and multicultural library programs at ALA’s Annual Conference in Chicago.  

EMIERT invites proposals for presentations that showcase innovative projects, latest trends and best practices and research ideas in the broad field of ethnic and multicultural librarianship. The selected sessions will be presented during the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, June 22-27 in Chicago. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. CT on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

Suggested topics related to ethnic and multicultural librarianship include, but are not limited to, these concepts:

  • Collaborations/Partnerships
  • Community engagement projects
  • Diversity initiatives
  • Mentoring/Teaching/Learning
  • Methods and tools
  • Preserving cultural memory
  • Services, collections, and programs to target populations
  • Value and impact

Program submissions will be evaluated by the EMIERT Annual Conference Programming Committee, with selected presentations exhibiting relevance to ethnic and multicultural librarianship, useful and practical learning objectives, broad appeal, clarity of description and originality.

Submissions will only be accepted through the online form. For more information, please contact EMIERT Vice Chair Mimi Lee at mlee@njstatelib.org. To learn more about EMIERT, please visit www.ala.org/emiert