Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS)

ALA announces 2024 EMIERT David Cohen Award Recipients

Lisely Laboy, Dr. Rachael Elrod, Dr. Krista Aronson, and Brittany Kester have been named recipients of the 2024 American Library Association (ALA) Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award.

Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities

ALA awards $3.6 million in library accessibility funding to 310 small and rural libraries

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the second round of recipients of its Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Accessible Small and Rural Communities grant, an initiative to help small and rural libraries increase the accessibility of facilities, services and programs to better serve people with disabilities. The 310 funded proposals represent 45 U.S. states. Of the selected libraries, 62 percent serve communities of less than 5,000 people.

Tuliao to swim for Spectrum Scholarship

Miriam Tuliao announced that she will swim Grimaldo’s Mile, a one mile open water event in New York City, on July 15 to raise funds for ALA’s Spectrum Scholarship Program. This is Tuliao's 16th consecutive year organizing an annual fundraiser for Spectrum...