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.

2023 Coleman Lecture - Call for Lecturers (Deadline Extended to December 2, 2022)

  • 1.  2023 Coleman Lecture - Call for Lecturers (Deadline Extended to December 2, 2022)

    Posted Nov 28, 2022 01:58 PM
    2023 Coleman Lecture - Call for Lecturers (Deadline Extended to December 2, 2022)

    ALA is accepting nominations for the 2023 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecturer. The Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture is held annually during the ALA Annual Conference as a tribute to the efforts of the first Director of ALA's Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (now the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services) to ensure that all citizens, particularly Native Americans and adult learners, have access to quality library services.

    The recipient of the Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture is expected to:

    • Submit a title of the lecture, an abstract, and a brief biographical note for posting on the ALA website and for promotion of the event by May 1.
    • Attend the ALA Annual Conference and present their paper, about 45 minutes, at the Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture.
    • Registration to ALA Annual is provided but the speaker will make their own arrangements and cover all other expenses to attend the ALA Annual Conference.
    • The text of the lecture becomes property of the American Library Association and will be posted on the ODLOS website as part of the conference archive.
    Submit a Nomination here. Self-nominations are welcome.

    Emily Bergman
    Campus Librarian
    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    Los AngelesCA