Nominations open for 2019 EMIERT Distinguished Librarian Award
For Immediate Release
Member Services Assistant
CHICAGO - The Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) of the American Library Association seeks nominations for the 2019 EMIERT Distinguished Librarian Award. 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. The emphasis on the award is on multicultural/multiethnic as distinguished from multilingual.
The nominees should fulfill the following criteria:
- Nominees must have a Master's of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution
- Nominees should demonstrate significant accomplishments in library services that are national or international in scope, and that include improving, spreading, and promoting multicultural librarianship
- Nominees will be selected based on the relationship of candidates' contribution to the purpose of the award - leadership in serving the community by significant collection building and outreach services, developing creative multicultural materials and programs, etc.
The 2019 award application deadline is Monday, November 5, 2018 at 4:00pm Central time. Deliberations will occur at Midwinter and the Award will be presented at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. at the EMIERT Chair's Program. If no suitable candidate is judged to merit the award, the award will not be presented. If two candidates are considered very close in their qualifications, the award will be shared between the two. The award consists of a plaque and monetary award.
Founded in 1982, the Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) serves as a source of information for recommended ethnic and multilingual collections, services and programs. For more information, please visit http://www.ala.org/rt/emiert.