ALA Related Links: These links are either within the ALA website or affiliated with ALA.
Coretta Scott King Award
The Coretta Scott King Award is presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table. Recipients are authors and illustrators of African descent whose books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream." The Award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and honors his widow, Coretta Scott King, for her efforts in continuing the work for peace and world brotherhood.
Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table
The Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) is an organization of the American Library Association, which provides a forum for the exchange of information on library materials in English and other languages. EMIERT promotes service for all ethnolinguistic and multicultural communities in general, and serves as a source of information on recommended ethnic collections, services, and programs.
ALA Affiliates List
This directory provides contact information and web links for various organizations affiliated with the American Library Association.
This American Library Association web site provides quick access to a number of advocacy tools that will help you get informed, get involved, download support materials, learn about events and conferences, and otherwise identify ways to support your libraries.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ALA Key Action Item)
As a fundamental value of the American Library Association and its members, diversity is reflected in its commitment to recruiting people of color and people with disabilities to the profession and to the promotion and development of library collections and services for all people. To this end, this web page highlights scholarships, grants, a diversity fair, and a brochure on the importance of diversity to the fulfilling of ALA's mission of providing the highest quality library and information services for all people.
ALA Awards, Grants, & Scholarships
This web page provides a complete list of ALA-sponsored awards, grants, and scholarships. Indexes to grants and scholarships, donors, and an index by category are included, along with a list of some previous award recipients.
ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services
The American Library Association Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services serves as a key resource and link to the professional issues, which speak to diversity as a fundamental value and action area of the Association. Information on the Spectrum Initiative, a scholarship program administered by this office and designed to improve library service through the development of an ethnically diverse workforce, can be found on this web site, as well as links to other diversity-related online resources.
ALA Events & Conferences
This American Library Association web site provides a comprehensive list of ALA-sponsored conferences and meetings, as well as division conferences and institutes, chapter conferences, public programs, and library promotional events.