Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

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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.


New Voices in the Profession session at the 2015 ARLIS-NA conference

  • 1.  New Voices in the Profession session at the 2015 ARLIS-NA conference

    Posted Dec 19, 2014 11:16 AM

    Proposals for the New Voices in the Profession session at the 2015 ARLIS-NA conference in Fort Worth, Texas (March 19-23) are now being accepted!

    New Voices in the Profession showcases exceptional academic work by students and new professionals (under 5 years post MLS). Paper topics should relate strongly to Art and/or Visual Resources Librarianship, but also digital library projects, archives, library instruction, reference and the changing nature of libraries, among other topics. Paper topics that relate to the conference theme “New Frontiers on the Old Frontier” will be given special consideration.

    To see papers presented in past sessions, please view Conference Proceedings from previous years on the ARLIS website (http://www.arlisna.org/news/conferences). Papers will be selected by representatives from ArLiSNAP, the ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee and the Fort Worth Conference Program co-chairs. 

    If interested, please submit the following to Maggie Portis at mportis@pratt.edu by January 30, 2015:

    • Presentation title

    • Presentation abstract (250 words)

    • Your name, institutional affiliation, and email address