EMIERT (Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table)

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  • To serve as a source of information on recommended ethnic collections, services, and programs.
  • To organize task forces, institutes, and workshops to carry out the functions of the Round Table as defined in the petition.
  • To develop for Annual conferences forums and symposia programs that deal with the key issues of ethnicity and librarianship.
  • To maintain a liaison with the Office of Library Outreach Services and cooperate with other ALA units, including the caucuses in joint projects for the betterment of outreach services.
  • To disseminate the work of the Round Table through a program of publications

Learn more about EMIERT on the ALA website.

  • 1.  EMIERT Membership Letter

    Posted Sep 22, 2013 06:44 PM

    Dear EMIERT Membership,


    We are working on many exciting initiatives and opportunities for members to participate in expanding EMIERT’s presence within the profession.  In the coming weeks, you will see updated information/resources on EMIERT’s web space at www.ala.org/emiert/ . As well we will be using EMIERT’s ALA Connect space for recurring updates. All EMIERT members are automatically added to our ALA Connect space but you must request notifications to receive this content in your email. To do so: 1. Log into ALA Connect from “ALA Connect” link on right top of ALA Homepage 2. Log into ALA Connect with your ALA username and password 3. Click “your account” link in the top right corner 4. Select “Edit my notifications” 5. Check the box next to “Round Table   EMIERT(Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table)”.


    We need your help to make EMIERT the best it can be in building resources and awareness to serve our diverse communities. We are currently recruiting for our Membership Committee, Electronic Communications Committee and several resource building Task Forces (information below). We encourage you to see where your expertise or area of interest fits and reach out to EMIERT chair, Katherine Trouern-Trend, kttrend@gmail.com for further information and next steps.


     


    Membership Committee  - 1 chair, 2-3 members (2013 - 2015)




    • compile monthly and yearly membership statistics in membership spreadsheet




    • code member type




    • create and deliver reports for executive board meetings at MidWinter and Annual conferences highlighting membership engagement and projects




    • Send monthly emails, welcoming and thanking members




    • recruit new members through NMRT, student associations and local/national conferences and listservs




     


    Electronic Communications Committee - 1 chair, 2-4 members (2013-2015)




    • update content on social media platforms, on consistent basis : facebook, twitter, tumblr, google +




    • recruit members to sign up to moderate discussion topics on listserv




    • manage electronic communication accounts, approve new members as friends/followers on social media




    • balance content for membership groups




    • recruit members to live tweet and/or report out from conferences/programs related to EMIERTs mission




    New Task Forces


    Guidelines for Outreach to Recent Immigrant Populations Task Force - 1 chair, 5-6 members


    Tasklist: Develop a set of guidelines for engaging recent immigrant populations in the library community. Define a list of best practice libraries serving recent immigrant populations. Timeline: October 2013 - June 2014.


    Guidelines for Selecting Multicultural Materials Task Force - 1 chair, 5-6 members


    Tasklist: Develop a set of guidelines for selecting and ordering multicultural materials for school and public libraries. Create a list of best U.S. and international publishers of multicultural materials. Create list categories (i.e. region, culture) based on Task Force consensus. Timeline: October 2013 - June 2014.


     


    Directory of Libraries Serving Multicultural Populations Task Force - 1 chair, 5-6 members


    Tasklist: Develop a list of public libraries in the United States that serve multicultural populations, identify specific programs/services that serve this demographic. Create directory categories (i.e. U.S. region, culture) based on Task Force consensus. Timeline: October 2013 - June 2014.


     


    Directory of Ethnic Archives Task Force  - 1 chair, 5-6 members


    Tasklist: Develop a list of digital and print archives that house the historical record and culture of ethnic groups represented in the tapestry of American culture. Create directory categories ( U.S. region, culture group) based on Task Force consensus. Timeline: October 2013 - June 2014.


    Great Electronic Resources for English Language Learners Task Force - 1 chair, 5-6 members


    Tasklist: Develop a list of best electronic resources that include websites, apps, online communities, open courses, and software for English Language Learners.  Timeline: October 2013 - June 2014.


     


    Thank you for your continued support as a champion of diversity in our libraries.


     


    Best regards,


     


    Katherine Trouern-Trend


    EMIERT, chair (2013-2015)