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.

Empowering Diverse Librarianship (IFLA Satellite Program 8/19/23)

  • 1.  Empowering Diverse Librarianship (IFLA Satellite Program 8/19/23)

    Posted Jul 14, 2023 12:09 PM
    The IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section invites you to register for our free event "Empowering Diverse Librarianship" that will be held before the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) on August 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. at the Dutch National Centre of Expertise and Repository for Research Data, The Hague. Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ifla-wlic-2023-library-services-to-multicultural-populations-meeting-tickets-655203309737?aff=oddtdtcreator
    The keynote speaker is Dr. Jerome Offord, Harvard University Library's inaugural Associate University Librarian for Antiracism. Dr. Offord's session will help attendees critically interrogate and reflect on the skills needed to become inclusive leaders by diving more profoundly into what it means to be an inclusive leader. Participants will learn how to translate theories into practice. We will discuss the following:
    • Understanding psychological safety and creating brave spaces as leaders.
    • Learning how to lead with integrity and authenticity.
    • Identifying inclusive leadership skills.
    • How to exhibit Cultural Humility as a leader.
    • The P.R.E.S.S. model, developed by Dr. Robert Livingston, provides practical tools for leaders to learn how to engage in positive conversations about race and racism in organizations.
    • How the topics discussed can help leaders reduce bias in their organization.
    Librarians will reflect on their experiences, share with others, and receive real-time feedback using dyadic conversations with peers.
    Additional speakers and panelists include:
    Dr. Theresa S. Byrd, Dean of the University Library, University of San Diego, USA
    Dr. Raymond Pun, Academic and Research Librarian at the Alder Graduate School of Education, USA, and Dr. Philip Schreur, Deputy University Librarian at Stanford, USA
    Dr. Maria Micle, Communication Studies Lecturer, West University of Timisoara, Romania
    Mr. Trevor Dawes, Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian, University of Delaware, USA
    Dr. Peggy Nzomo, Senior Associate, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois--Urbana Champaign, USA 
    Ms. Leslie Kuo, Librarian, Public Library System of Pankow, Germany
    Ms. Anne (Ani) Heaton Petrak, Coordinator of the American Center in the Usti Regional Library, Czech Republic
    Ms. Lan Gao, Senior Subject Department Librarian, Cleveland Public Library, USA


    Dr. Theresa S. Byrd
    Dean of the University Library
    Helen K. and James S. Copley Library
    University of San Diego
    5998 Alcalá Park
    San Diego, CA 92110-2492
    Phone: (619) 260-7522
    Fax: (619) 849-8301

    Raymond Pun