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The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) provides a forum for the discussion of activities, programs, and problems in intellectual freedom of libraries and librarians.

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IFRT Emerging Leaders Project Proposal: Call for volunteers

  • 1.  IFRT Emerging Leaders Project Proposal: Call for volunteers

    Posted Jul 26, 2021 12:01 PM

    Hello IFRT Members!

    I am reaching out for volunteers to help develop a project proposal for the Emerging Leaders program, and to possibly serve as a Member Guide to our Emerging Leaders group.

    The EL participants work in small groups on a project developed by an ALA Round Table, with a member guide to assist with any questions along the way. As a former EL I have seen how valuable the projects can be for the Round Tables and I believe IFRT would greatly benefit. This is also an opportunity to introduce new librarians to IFRT. 

    If you are interested in joining a small working group to develop a project or have ideas for a project please reply to me by Friday, August 6th. You can view former EL projects here. The deadline for a proposal is October 1st. 

    Also, if you are new to the profession I highly encourage you to consider applying to the program. The deadline is August 30.

    The ALA Emerging Leaders program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. It puts participants on the fast track to ALA committee volunteerism as well as other professional library-related organizations.

    Thank you!

    Rhonda Evans
    Chair, Intellectual Freedom Round Table

    Rhonda Evans
    Assistant Chief Librarian
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture - NYPL