For immediate release | November 13, 2013

Coretta Scott King Meets Common Core in EMIERT winter quarterly webinar

CHICAGO — The ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) continues its quarterly webinar series with a discussion of using the Coretta Scott King Book Awards titles from 1-2 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.

Join Kimberly A. Patton, youth services supervisor at the Kansas City (Kan.) Public Library's Main Branch in Kansas City, KS and Frances Martindale, Early Childhood/Lower School Librarian of The Joukowsky Family Library at the Gordon School in East Providence, RI as they lead the discussion on curricular uses of the Coretta Scott King book awards in support of English Language Arts (ELA) and History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects Common Core State Standards.

Registration is $20 for ALA members, $25 for non-members and $120 for groups. For more information, and to register, please visit

This webinar is the second in EMIERT’s new series of quarterly webinars focused on multicultural issues in librarianship.

The Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) serves as a source of information on recommended ethnic collections, services, and programs. It organizes task forces, institutes, and workshops, and develops forums and symposia programs for ALA Annual Conferences that deal with the key issues of ethnicity and librarianship. EMIERT cooperates with other ALA units, including the ethnic caucuses, in joint projects for the betterment of outreach services.


John L. Amundsen

Program Officer, Outreach and Communications

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