2002 Diversity Fair participants announced

Contact: Beatrice Calvin


For Immediate Release

May 21, 2002

2002 Diversity Fair participants announced

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) Advisory Committee congratulates the winning exhibitors of the 2002 Diversity Fair.

The Diversity Fair celebrates the extraordinary examples of diversity in America's libraries and demonstrates possibilities for other libraries in search of "diversity-in-action" ideas.

Participants will share their diversity initiatives in face-to-face presentations with conferees, utilizing a poster session/table talk format on Saturday, June 15, 2002, 3-5 p.m. in room Rm. B206 of the Georgia World Congress Center, during the ALA Annual Conference in Atlanta.
Abstracts of each initiative along with contact information will be available after the conference.

The following groups have been selected to present at this year's diversity fair.

  • American Library Association (ALA) Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (Chicago)

    Initiative Title: Serving the Multicultural Community
  • ALA/Gay Lesbian Bisexual & Transgendered Round Table

    Initiative Title: GLBTRT: Diversity in Action
  • ALA Office for Literacy & Outreach Services

    Initiative Title: Different Voices, Common Quests: Adult Literacy & Outreach in Libraries
  • ALA/ Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT)

    Initiative Title: SRRT: Diversity In Action
  • ALA/SRRT Coretta Scott King Task Force

    Initiative Title: CSK Task Force: Diversity in Action
  • ALA SRRT Martin Luther King Holiday Task Force

    Initiative Title: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration 2002
  • ALA/Spectrum Initiative

    Initiative Title: Spectrum in Action
  • Atlanta Fulton Public Library

    Initiative Title: Bookmobile Service: Reaching the Unserved
  • Atlanta Fulton Public Library Instructional Learning Unit

    Initiative Title: Expanding Horizons for Adult Learners
  • Boulder (Colo.) Public Library

    Initiative Title: Afghanistan in My Heart
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Mellon Institute Library (Pittsburgh)

    Initiative Title: READY - SET - DIVERSE
  • Cornell University Library (Ithaca, N.Y.)

    Initiative Title: 2002 Summer Junior Library Fellows Program
  • Cuesta Multicultural Consulting (Sacramento, Calif.)

    Initiative Title: Diversity Training for Librarians
  • D. C. Public Library Southeast Branch (Washington, D. C.)

    Initiative Title: Gay History Month Commemoration
  • DeKalb County Public Library (Decatur, Ga.)

    Initiative Title: Project REAP (Reading Empowers All People)
  • DEMCO (Madison, Wis.)

    Initiative Title: DEMCO: Its Still About People
  • Forsyth County Public Library (Winston Salem, N.C.)

    Initiative Title: Multicultural Writing Project
  • Human Pursuits (Salt Lake City)

    Initiative Title: Stories of Love, Life and Work/Histories de Amor,Vida y Trabajo
  • Johnson County Library (Shawnee Mission, Kan.)

    Initiative Title: Diversity Builds Connections
  • Lee County Library System (Fort Myers, Fla.)

    Initiative Title: Opening Library Doors
  • Multnomah County Library (Portland, Ore.)

    Initiative Title: A Model for Community Celebration of Dia de los Ninos
  • Queens Public Library, Elmhurst Branch (Elmhurst, N.Y.)

    Initiative Title: Serving the Most Diverse Neighborhood in the Country
  • REFORMA (Chicago)

    Los Ninos Dia de los Libros
  • Rutgers University Libraries (New Brunswick, N.J.)

    Initiative Title: The World at Rutgers University Libraries: Enriching Learning and Enhancing Work through Diversity Programs
  • San Francisco Public Library

    Initiative Title: Promoting Literacy Through Music
  • State Library of Ohio (Columbus, Ohio)

    Initiative Title: Great Opportunities: Ohio Diversity Initiative
  • Stratford Library Association (Stratford, Conn.)

    Initiative Title: Sign Me A Story
  • Texas Woman's University School of Library and Information Studies (Denton, Texas)

    Initiative Title: A for Accessibility: Ensuring LIS Education for Diversity and Equity of Access
  • Trejo Foster Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

    Initiative Title: JUNTOS: Sharing our Knowledge of Library & Museum Practices
  • Tuzzy Consortium Library (Barrow, Alaska)

    Initiative Title: Tundra Times Photograph Project
  • The University of Arizona Science and Engineering Library (Tucson, Ariz.)

    Initiative Title: Health Care Information and Cultural Issues
  • University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science (Tucson, Ariz.)

    Initiative Title: Knowledge River
  • University of Maryland Libraries (College Park, Md.)

    Initiative Title: Rainbow of Ribbons
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

    Initiative Title: Celebrations of Diversity
  • University of Rhode Island - Graduate School of Library and Information Science (Kingston, R.I.)

    Initiative Title: Project PRISM (Phase II)
  • University of Tennessee Hodges Library (Knoxville, Tenn.)

    Initiative Title: Diversity @ Our Library: The Evolution of a Diversity Initiative at UT Libraries
  • The University of Texas at Austin Grad School of Library & Information Science (Austin, Texas)

    Initiative Title: If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything
  • Washington Park Library (Orlando, Fla.)

    Initiative Title: Multicultural Story Quilt Summer Reading Club
  • Western Washington University Libraries (Bellingham, Wash.)

    Initiative Title: Reaching Out to International Students: Western Libraries Take a Proactive Stance