ALSC BIPOC Mentoring Membership Funding

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The Friends of ALSC will be funding up to 50 one-year ALSC and ALA memberships to individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color who are also interested in participating in the ALSC Mentoring Program as either a mentor or a mentee. Prioritizing ALSC's BIPOC members will further support ALSC’s strategic objective of increasing the intentional recruitment of a diverse membership, while reducing barriers to participation and leadership development opportunities.

Criteria and Requirements

  • Applicants must have already submitted a mentor or mentee application to the 2021-2022 Mentoring Program
  • Applicants must identify as Black, Indigenous or as a Person of Color.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to advancing their skills and knowledge in children's library services.
  • If selected for membership funding, applicants must remain active participants in the ALSC Mentoring Program through June 2022.
  • If selected for membership funding, applicants must be willing to contribute at least two blog posts to the ALSC Blog and/or engage in at least two other ALSC engagement opportunities outside of the ALSC mentoring program. 
    • Opportunities outside of the Mentoring Program could include: a We Are ALSC Chat, an ALSC Community Forum, an ALSC hosted webinar, contribute to the ALSC Children & Libraries journal, attend an ALSC open committee or Board meeting and more!

This opportunity is open to new, lapsed, and renewing* members.

*Applicants applying for renewal funding must have a membership expiration date that falls before August 31, 2022.


Applications have now closed for this opportunityIf you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact ALSC Membership and Marketing Specialist, Elly Serrano at

Friends of ALSC LogoThank you to our Friends of ALSC for their generous contributions and commitment to our organization and support in achieving our strategic objectives!