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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community Community

In: Alumni Groups, Diversity, Professional Development, Scholarships, Students

Dear Spectrum Community,

14th Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library, will kick-off our year-long celebration of the 20th Anniversary of ALA’s Spectrum Scholarship Program at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference with a cocktail reception on Sunday June 25, 2017 from 4-6pm at 19 East Gallery in Chicago. A minimum donation of the $20 ticket purchase includes hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.


This Community brings together past and present recipients of ALA's Spectrum Scholarship and other library diversity recruitment initiatives to support the active involvement of new professionals in ALA and their communities, to build connections between Scholars across the country for their mutual support and advancement, and to facilitate ongoing professional development and leadership opportunities supporting retention in the field. All are welcome to join!

Established in 1997, the Spectrum Scholarship Program is ALA's national diversity and recruitment effort designed to address the specific issue of under-representation of critically needed ethnic librarians within the profession while serving as a model for ways to bring attention to larger diversity issues in the future.


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