LLAMA seeks Cultural Diversity Grant applications

Contact: Fred Reuland

Marketing Specialist





For Immediate Release

October 7, 2008

CHICAGO - The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is now accepting applications for its Cultural Diversity Grant. The award is available to LLAMA members or LLAMA units in support of the grant proposal goals. Members of the LLAMA Cultural Diversity Committee are ineligible.
Applications and supporting materials must be submitted by Jan. 9, 2009.

The goal of the LLAMA Cultural Diversity Grant is to support: the creation and dissemination of resources that will assist library administrators and managers in developing a vision and commitment to diversity; efforts to foster and sustain diversity throughout library institutions; efforts to increase the representation and advancement of people of color in the field of library leadership and management, efforts to establish productive partnerships between LLAMA and major national organizations representing minority interests; efforts to strengthen the diversity of LLAMA membership, committees and officers, and integrate diversity into all aspects of the association’s work.

For award application forms and guidelines, visit
http://www.ala.org/LLAMA and click on navigation item “Awards.” For additional information, contact

llama@ala.org .

The mission of the Library Leadership and Management Association (
www.ala.org/lLLAMA) is to encourage and nurture current and future library leaders, and to develop and promote outstanding leadership and management practices. LLLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.