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I wanted to share an overview of the currently active grants with links to where you can review proposals and progress reports.  

GRANT ADMIN TOOLS (interim and final report templates and question form) - http://www.ala.org/research/larks/grant-administration-drg 

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Discussion Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee Report of Activities - June 2017

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 06:15 pm

DIVERSITY RESEARCH GRANTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE: REPORT OF ACTIVITIES
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

2017 CHICAGO, IL
COVERS THE PERIOD BETWEEN MIDWINTER CONFERENCE AND ANNUAL CONFERENCE

DIVERSITY RESEARCH GRANTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE: REPORT OF ACTIVITIES
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

2017 CHICAGO, IL
COVERS THE PERIOD BETWEEN MIDWINTER CONFERENCE AND ANNUAL CONFERENCE

ROSTER

  • Dr. Leslie Campbell Hime
  • Thura Reed Mack
  • Alanna Aiko Moore
  • Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo
  • Cynthia Mari Orozco
  • Gwendolyn Prellwitz (Staff Liaison) 

CHARGE

To oversee, coordinate, and support the diversity research grants program; to oversee the application, selection and notification process; to annually designate a Achievement in Library Diversity Research honoree; to serve as a resource for grant awardees; to promote and disseminate findings from grants; and to make recommendations on and support fundraising and marketing initiatives related to the diversity research grants program.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee awarded Diversity Research Grants for 2017-2018 to:

Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, Assistant Professor and MS/LIS Program Director, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-­‐Champaign and Dr. Miriam E. Sweeney, assistant professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alabama, for the project, “Minority Student Experiences with Racial Microaggressions in the Academic Library.”

Justin de la Cruz, unit head, E-Learning Technologies, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library; Amy Winfrey, electronic resources and serials librarian, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library; and Stephanie Solomon, assistant department head, Information & Research Services, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library. Their project, “Information Behaviors Among LGBTQ Students at Single-Sex HBCUs.”

Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell, professor, School of Information & Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Dr. Amelia N. Gibson, assistant professor, School of Information & Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Their project, “Examining Youths of Color's Perceptions of Library Inclusiveness.”

EVENTS OR PROGRAMS

Presentation to Dr. Nicole A. Cooke of the 2017 Achievement in Library Diversity Research at the Diversity Fair Saturday, June 24, 3-5pm at McCormick Place, Exhibit Floor-Special Events Area. Cooke is recognized for her contributions to the profession and her promotion of diversity within it. 

Cooke’s work moves beyond documenting disparities in the numbers of racial and ethnic minority faculty in LIS. She goes on to suggest recruitment, inclusion and retention strategies that address systemic weaknesses. Likewise, her identification of diverse populations is but a preamble to her instruction in developing cultural competence and services to diverse populations.

Nicole A. Cooke's new book, Information Services to Diverse Populations: Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals, addresses the political, social, economic, and technological divides among library patrons, covers transformative library services, and discusses outreach and services to diverse populations as well as how to evaluate such services, among many other topics. She has published articles in journals including JASIST, The Library Quarterly, InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information, Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal, Library and Information Science Research, Information Research, and New Review of Academic Librarianship. Cooke also coauthored Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals (Chandos Press, 2012).

PLAN FOR NEXT 6 MONTHS

The Committee will review interim reports from 2017-2018 Diversity Grant recipients October 2017. Selected 2016-2017 projects and their findings will be presented at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting’s News You Can Use session in Denver, Colorado.

ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2,500 award for original research. Recipients will conduct their research over the course of the year, are expected to compile the results of their research into a paper and will be asked to present and/or publish the final product in conjunction with the American Library Association.

Report Respectfully Submitted to the ODLOS Advisory Committee by Dr. Leslie Campbell Hime on June 16, 2017. 

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Event Diversity Member Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

This member interest group provides an organizational home for members dedicated to fostering an improved climate for diversity within their institutions and professional organizations.

Event Committee on Diversity All Sub-Committee Business Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

The ALA Committee on Diversity and its Subcommittees will meet.

Event Diversity Research Update

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 07:22 pm

This update will highlight new data from the ALA 2012-2013 Diversity Research Grants projects. During this session, Dr. Montiel-Overall, associate professor, School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona, will be presented with the 2013 Achievement in Library Diversity Research Honor. As part of its ongoing support of the propagation of library-based diversity research, the ALA Committee on Diversity and Office for Diversity recognize Dr. Montiel-OVerall for her contributions to the profession and promotion of diversity within it.

This update will highlight new data from the ALA 2012-2013 Diversity Research Grants projects. During this session, Dr. Montiel-Overall, associate professor, School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona, will be presented with the 2013 Achievement in Library Diversity Research Honor. As part of its ongoing support of the propagation of library-based diversity research, the ALA Committee on Diversity and Office for Diversity recognize Dr. Montiel-OVerall for her contributions to the profession and promotion of diversity within it.

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Event Committee on Diversity All Sub-Committee Business Meeting (ALA)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Meeting of the ALA Council Committee on Diversity and its subcommittees--Diversity Council, Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee, and the Spectrum Advisory Committee.

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Event CANCELLED: DiversiTea: Diversity Research Grants

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Join us for the launch of the 2013 Diversity Research Grants program, sponsored by the ALA Office for Diversity, which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity issues within library and information science. Attendees will have the chance to discuss diversity research projects and celebrate the accomplishments of the 2012 Achievement in Library Diversity Research Honoree, Richard Chabrán.

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Online Doc Midwinter 2012 Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee Agenda

by Miguel A. Figueroa (staff) on Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 01:30 pm

Agenda
Committee On Diversity All Subcommittee Meeting—Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee
2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting, Dallas, TX

Friday, January 20, 2012, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm             
Dallas Convention Center, Room A 130/131
Robert Bremer, Chair Presiding

Committee Roster:

Agenda
Committee On Diversity All Subcommittee Meeting—Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee
2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting, Dallas, TX

Friday, January 20, 2012, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm             
Dallas Convention Center, Room A 130/131
Robert Bremer, Chair Presiding

Committee Roster:

Robert J. Bremer (Chair, 2011 - 2012)
Eileen K. Bosch (Member, 2011 - 2012)
Nicole A. Branch (Member, 2011 - 2012)
Elizabeth Jean Brumfield (Member, 2011 - 2012)
Ms. Denyvetta Davis (Member, 2011 - 2012)
Kim L. Eccles (Member, 2011 - 2012)
Michael Gutierrez (Member, 2011 - 2012)
Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis (Member, 2011 - 2012)
Cheryl Knott (Member, 2011 – 2012)
R. Niccole Westbrook (Member, 2011 - 2012)

Charge: To oversee, coordinate, and support the Diversity Research Grants program; to identify the three topics of research for each year; to recommend potential award jurors to the ALA Office for Diversity for the Diversity Research Grants award process; to evaluate the application, selection and notification process; to serve as a resource for awardees; to make recommendations on and support fundraising and marketing initiatives related to the Diversity Research Grants program; and to assist annually in the selection of an honoree for Achievement in Library Diversity Research.

All-Subcommittee Agenda

1.  WELCOME

  • Alex Rivera
  • Report from Office for Diversity, Miguel Figueroa

2.  SHORT REPORTS/INTRODUCTIONS BY SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIRS

  • Diversity Council, Michelle Baildon
  • Diversity Research Grant, Robert Bremer
  • Spectrum Advisory Council, Chisa Uyeki

3.  ALA PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

  • Barbara Stripling (3:30 pm)

4.  BREAK INTO SUBCOMMITTEES

Diversity Council Agenda

1.  INTRODUCTIONS

2.  ASSIGNMENT OF RECORDER FOR MINUTES

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM PREVIOUS MEETING

4.  ONGOING BUSINESS ITEMS

  • 2012 Diversity Research Grants Program
    • Topics for Proposals
    • Jurors--7 confirmed
    • Promotion
  • 2012 Achievement in Library Diversity Research
    • Jurors
  • Establishing Staggered Terms

5.  NEW BUSINESS ITEMS

  • Diversity Research Grants Program at Annual Conference
    • Attendance at the DRG Program at Annual Conference has been low for the past several years. 
    • Suggestion from the Office to launch a DRG webinar for the three DRG recipients to present their findings.

6.  ADDITIONAL ITEMS

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Event Committee on Diversity All Sub-Committee Business Meeting I (ALA)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 02:33 pm

Meeting of the ALA Council Committee on Diversity and its subcommittees--Diversity Council, Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee, and the Spectrum Advisory Committee.

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Event DRG Advisory Committee meeting in conjunction with Committee on Diversity All Subcommittee Meeting - MW 2011

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 11:53 am

Committee on Diversity Business Meeting I and All Subcommittees Meeting
Friday 1/7 3-5pm
ALA Midwinter 2011 San Diego
SDCC-Room 29 C

All Subcommittees of the Committee on Diversity meet at this time. Subcommittees include:

  • Diversity Council
  • Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee
  • Spectrum Advisory Committee.

Event DiversiTEA: Diversity Research Discussion

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 10:34 am

4:00pm - 5:30pm, Sunday 1/17, Boston Convention & Exhibit Center Room 103
The Diversity Research Grant program, sponsored by the ALA Office for Diversity, addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity issues within library and information science. Topics for applications for 2010 Diversity Research Grants will be announced at this tea, and attendees will have the chance to discuss past research projects.

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