NYC librarian swims to raise funds for Spectrum and honors librarians George and Deborah Trepp

CHICAGO — Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of selection at BookOps, announced that she will participate in the Annual Lake Erie Open Water Classic to raise funds for the Spectrum Scholarship Program.  The one-mile event will be taking place in Cleveland on Aug. 10, 2014.

ALA awards 50 Spectrum Scholarships

CHICAGO — Today, the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity awarded 2014-2015 Spectrum Scholarships to 50 exceptional students pursuing graduate degrees in library and information studies. Since 1997, the ALA has awarded more than 850 Spectrum Scholarships.

ProQuest broadens commitment to Spectrum Scholarship Program

Library and information science education funding supports building diverse workforce

Celebrate the best in GLBTQ literature at the 2014 Stonewall Book Awards Brunch

CHICAGO — Join the ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) and award winning authors in celebration of the very best in GLBTQ literature at the 2014 Stonewall Book Awards Brunch, held during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The 2014 Awards Brunch will take place from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Monday, June 30 at Paris Las Vegas, Champagne 1 ballroom.

ALSC past-president donation to support additional 2014-2015 ALSC Spectrum Scholar

CHICAGO – Ellen Fader, past-president (2005-2006) of The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has provided a generous donation to the Spectrum Scholarship. Her contribution will support a student through the 2014-2015 school term, cover a follow-up grant for a Spectrum Scholar alumnus entering the final semester of work in the Fall of 2014 and provide a grant to attend the 2014 ALSC National Institute, plus discretionary funds to use towards job interviews.

Libraries working to bridge the cultural divide

CHICAGO Starr LaTronica, president, Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, writes in the Huffington Post about  "Libraries Working To Bridge The Cultural Divide."

Las bibliotecas de la nación dan a conocer servicios informativos para satisfacer demanda creciente de libros infantiles multiculturales

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“El día de los niños/El día de los libros” se celebrará el 30 de abril

CHICAGO — En la medida que nuestra nación se hace cada vez más diversa, las bibliotecas se esfuerzan por asumir el reto de ofrecer fuentes de información multilingües y multiculturales. Los estudios demográficos pronostican que para el 2050, la mayoría de la población estadounidense estará conformada por afroamericanos, habitantes de las islas del Pacífico Asiático, hispanos e indígenas norteamericanos. 

Nation’s libraries showcase multicultural resources as uptick in demand for multicultural children’s books continues

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) April 30

CHICAGO — Our nation is becoming more diverse, and libraries are working to step up to the challenge of providing multilingual and multicultural resources. Demographers predict that by the year 2050, African Americans, Asian Pacific Islanders, Latino/Hispanics and Native Americans will constitute the majority of Americans. 

New ALSC white paper: 'The Importance of Diversity in Library Programs and Material Collections for Children’

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announces the release of a new white paper, “The Importance of Diversity in Library Programs and Material Collections for Children” written for ALSC by Jamie Campbell Naidoo, PhD, and adopted by the ALSC Board of Directors on April 5,2014.

Joint statement from the presidents of AILA, APALA, BCALA, CALA, REFORMA and ALA

CHICAGO —The values of diversity, equity, and inclusion form the foundation of the library profession and our professional associations. Those values have been challenged by the discriminatory enforcement of the “Stand Your Ground” law in Florida and the fact that ALA’s 2016 Annual Conference is scheduled for Orlando. The Executive Committee members of ALA and the BCALA Executive Board have actively engaged in conversation to determine the best solution to this challenging dilemma.


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