Spectrum Scholars News - March 2016
Happy March Spectrum Community,
Join us in celebrating these honors and accomplishments:
- Juandamarie Gikandi (2014 Scholar) received a grant from NEH for "Common Heritage: Uncommon Quilts," which will consist of a quilting exhibition, a preservation event, and demonstrations and workshops. The grant was jointly awarded to the Montclair Historical Society and the Nubian Heritage Quilters Guild:http://www.northjersey.com/community-news/montclair-historical-society-and-nubian-heritage-guild-receive-neh-grant-1.1498044
- USC Los Angeles Subject Resident Archivist Joanna Chen Cham (2013 Scholar) has begun an effort to actively collect Taiwanese American history. Show your support and contribute to the future of the Taiwanese American Digital Archive at the University of Southern California Libraries' Special Collections and Archives:http://goo.gl/forms/j1MPsfYYId
- Chapters “Discovering Librarianship: Personalizing the Recruitment Process for Underrepresented Students” by Emily K. Chan, Jovanni Lota (2008 Scholar), Holly A. Smith (2006 Scholar) and Steven D. Booth (2008 Scholar) and “Mentoring and Retention of Minority Librarians” by Melody Royster (2005 Scholar), David Schwieder, Ava Iuliano Brillat, and Lori Driverwere published in Where are all the Librarians of Color? The Experiences of People of Color in Academia edited by Rebecca Hankins and Miguel Juárez:http://libraryjuicepress.com/librariansofcolor.php
- Jarrett Drake (2011 Scholar) has been featured in “How young librarians are figuring out the field's future”:http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/homepage-feature/item/89910-how-young-librarians-are-figuring-out-the-future
- Thomas Padilla (2012 Scholar) has received the Gale Cengage History Research and Innovation Award. Through oral histories, Padilla will create a better understanding of the past, present and future roles of librarians in the Digital Humanities: http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2016/03/padilla-mcnabb-named-award-winners-historical-and-genealogical-research-and
- Barbara Alvarez (2011 Scholar), Nicola Andrews (2015 Scholar), Priya Charry (2015 Scholar), Henrique Coelho (2007 Scholar), Carla Davis-Castro (2011 Scholar), Hoan-Vu Do (2010 Scholar), Orolando Duffus (2012 Scholar), Alia Gant (2015 Scholar), Bergis Jules (2007 Scholar), Pearl Ly (2006 Scholar), G. Salim Mohammed (2005 Scholar), Erik Ponder (2015 Scholar), Rita Puig (2009 scholar), and Robbee Tonubbee (2014 Scholar) have been selected as IFLA Fellows and will be attending the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 13–19, 201: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2016/03/fifty-receive-fellowships-imls-grant-attend-ifla-congress-columbus-ohio-aug
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Additional Opportunities to Consider:
- List of scholarship opportunities for graduate education and 2016 deadlines available at:http://connect.ala.org/node/250937
- The ACRL EJ Josey Mentoring Program for academic librarian Spectrum Scholars is accepting mentee and mentor applications. Mentees apply at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/52WX26S. Mentors apply at:http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/mentoring/joseymentoring/mentorprogram.
- Apply for APALA Travels Grant to ALA 2016 Annual by March 7 - http://www.apalaweb.org/awards/travel-grant/
- Apply for CALA Travel Grants (for multiple conferences) by March 31 - http://www.cala-web.org/node/876
- School libraries, public or private, that serve children in grades K-8 are eligible for a $5,000 award recognizing outstanding humanities programming. Nominations for the 2016 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming must be received by May 6, 2016:http://www.ala.org/programming/jaffarianaward
- The Nominating Committee for the 2017 ALA election is soliciting nominees to run on the 2017 spring ballot for the offices of ALA President-elect and Councilor-at-large. The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for President-elect and no fewer than 50 candidates for the 33 at-large Council seats to be filled in the 2017 spring election. Nominations and forms must be received no later than July 8, 2016:http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2016/03/nominating-committee-seeks-candidates-2017-election