Diversity

University of Alberta’s Kirk MacLeod selected as RUSA Spectrum Scholar

CHICAGO — Kirk MacLeod, MLIS candidate in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta and serials technician for the Government of Alberta, will serve as the Spectrum Scholar for the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA.

NYC librarian swims to raise funds for Spectrum in memory of Elizabeth A. Blatz and Carol Small

CHICAGO — Miriam Tuliao, assistant director for selection at BookOps of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and The New York Public Library (NYPL), announced that she will participate in the IGLA Championship Open Water Swim to help raise funds for ALA’s Spectrum Scholarship Program and promote diversity in libraries.  The event, to be held Aug. 18, 2013, is a two-mile open water swim taking place in Lake Washington off the coast of Mercer Island.

ALA awards 51 Spectrum Scholarships for 2013-2014

CHICAGO — Today, the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity awards 2013-2014 Spectrum Scholarships to 51 exceptional students pursuing graduate degrees in library and information studies. Since 1997, the ALA has awarded more than 800 Spectrum Scholarships.

Accessibility advocate Ruth Nussbaum wins ASCLA’s 2013 Cathleen Bourdon Service Award

CHICAGO - Ruth J. Nussbaum, retired reference librarian, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, is the recipient of the 2013 Cathleen Bourdon Service Award for exceptional service to and sustained leadership for the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of ALA.

Mother Goose on the Loose’s Diamant-Cohen receives ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement award

CHICAGO — Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen has been named the recipient of the 2013 ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award — an annual honor presented to an ASCLA member exemplifying leadership and achievement in one or more of the following areas: consulting, library cooperation, networking, statewide services and programs and state library development.

Nation’s libraries celebrate cultures

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

CHICAGO - Demographers predict that by the year 2050, African Americans, Asian Pacific Islanders, Latino/Hispanics and Native Americans will constitute the majority of Americans.  April 30 is El día de los niños de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), also known as Día, and libraries, families and children will celebrate our nation’s rich cultural tapestry. 

Las bibliotecas de la nación les rendirán homenaje a las culturas

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

CHICAGO -  Los expertos en demografía pronostican que en el año 2050, los afroamericanos, los asiáticos de las islas del Pacífico, los latinos/hispanos y los indígenas norteamericanos conformarán la mayoría de la población estadounidense. El próximo 30 de abril es “El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), también conocido como “Día”, y las bibliotecas, familias y niños celebrarán el rico tapiz cultural de nuestra nación.

Ideas on removing barriers to all, diversity in action initiatives sought for 2013 Diversity and Outreach Fair

CHICAGO – The ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) is seeking proposals for the 2013 Diversity and Outreach Fair, to be held from 3 - 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 29 during the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

AASL sponsors two Spectrum Scholars to attend Fall Forum

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will sponsor the travel, lodging and attendance of two Spectrum Scholars, Judith Guzman-Montes and Connie Thompson, at the AASL 2012 Fall Forum. Transliteracy and the School Library Program, will be held Oct. 12-13, 2012, in Greenville, S.C., and simultaneously broadcast to participating satellite sites in Doylestown, Pa.; Homestead, Pa.; Richardson, Texas; and San Jose, Calif.

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