Scholar Resources

Refer to the BIPOC in LIS Resource Center for more information on our open-to-all resources, including our community guidelines, social media activity, and professional development opportunities. The following additional resources are specific to the Spectrum Scholar community.


Share Your News 

Get a new job recently? Love the job you have?  Transformed library services lately? Published a paper? Won a scholarship or award? Presented at a conference? Changed the world? We love highlighting all accomplishments from all Scholars! Share personal updates or promote your fellow scholars by emailing Visit the Scholars News section to learn more about your amazing fellow Spectrum Scholars.  

Community Connections

Meetups & Events

  • Anyone looking to connect in person can use the Spectrum Event Planning Form to share information about what conferences you plan on attending and/or if you are interested in getting to know Scholars in your area through a meetup or social outing.
  • Visit our Spectrum Calendar to learn more about upcoming events. 

Professional Development

As part of ALA's commitment to creating a scholarship program that supports Scholars throughout their careers, we partner with library organizations to offer ongoing professional development that provides additional opportunities for Scholars' leadership in the profession. 

Opportunities specific to Scholars:

Community Directory

With over 1100 Scholars, the Spectrum community is ever-growing! Use this map to find Scholars who have submitted their information for inclusion, reach out to others in the community, and connect with peers. Spectrum Scholars who have voluntarily provided their contact information appear in the map/community directory below. If you are a Scholar and wish to be represented, email