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.
Do you have a colleague or coworker who has made significant contributions in library services that are national or international in scope and that include improving, spreading, and promoting multicultural services in libraries? Do they work with children, teens or adults in a school, public or academic library? If you know someone who deserves recognition for their dedication and life’s work, please consider nominating her/him for EMIERT’s Distinguished Librarian Award. Nominees are not required to be EMIERT members. The award winner will be announced at ALA Midwinter in Chicago with the award presentation at ALA Annual in San Francisco. Nominees must have a Master’s of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution. For more information, see http://www.ala.org/emiert/emiertawards/emiertawards
The Nomination form can be found at: http://www.ala.org/emiert/sites/ala.org.emiert/files/content/emiertawards/galeaward/EMIERTDistinguishedLibrarianAward_NomineeForm.pdf
Completed nominations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 9, 2015.
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