Virtual Maryland Library Legislative Days 2018- Feb. 20-23, 2018

Virtual Maryland Library Legislative Days 2018 February 20th – February 23rd Each year, members of the Maryland library community participate in Maryland Library Legislative Day. Although advocacy is ongoing, this annual event is an opportunity for concentrated advocacy for libraries in Annapolis.  The Senate and House of Delegates declare the day as Maryland Library Day, visits […]

Rural districts band together to promote innovation across schools on Education Dive

Take a look at this inspiring article “Rural districts band together to promote innovation across schools” on Education Dive. It highlights the collaborative efforts of schools and districts striving to maintain educational equity amongst rural populations. Examples range from the creation of a digital bank for curriculum resources in Arizona to a county in Virginia that […]

Student Spotlight: Interview with Amira in America creator

Check out this interview by the American Library Association Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services with Liz Laribee, creator of Amira in America along with Andrea Castillo, Carmen Collins, and Dolly Martino. Amira in America was created as part of the final project for one of the MLIS Core classes, LBSC602 Serving Information Needs. You can […]

Scholarship: Bernard Vavrek Scholarship- July 31, 2017

The Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services (ABOS), an affiliate of the American Library Association, offers annual awards that recognize outstanding service, support for conference attendance, and the education of a student currently enrolled in a Library Science degree program.  In particular, The Bernard Vavrek Scholarship provides $1000 to a library school student interested in […]

Webinar: Let’s Talk About Power: Why Diversity and Cultural Competence are Important to LIS- April 19, 2017

Join us for our latest Culture Conversations with NCLA’s REMCo, “Let’s Talk About Power: Why Diversity and Cultural Competence are Important to LIS” with Dr. Nicole Cooke of the iSchool at Illinois.  For more information and to register go to: Let’s Talk About Power. Contact Shamella Cromartie ( scromartie@robeson.edu ) or Jewel Davis ( davisja@appstate.edu […]

ALA stands with transgender students

Keep reading for ALA President Julie Todaro’s statement regarding the President’s recent actions. CHICAGO  – Today American Library Association President Julie Todaro released the following statement strongly protesting the rollback of protections for transgender students in our nation’s public schools. “The Trump administration’s decision to revoke important protections for transgender students couldn’t conflict more with the […]

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