Call for volunteers: 2017 LITA Forum- due Oct. 13, 2017

2017 LITA Forum Denver, Colorado November 9 – 12, 2017 Student registration rate available – 50% off registration rate – $180 The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, is offering a discounted student registration Continue reading Call for volunteers: 2017 LITA Forum- due Oct. 13, 2017

#LibrariesRespond- Resources for Hurricane Harvey relief

Are you looking for ways to aid the relief efforts for devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey? Check out #LibrariesRespond the resources compiled by the American Library Association aimed towards disaster preparedness and response. Also, check out the New York Times Continue reading #LibrariesRespond- Resources for Hurricane Harvey relief

2018 Class of ALA Emerging Leaders- deadline August 31, 2017

Accepting Applications for 2018 Class of ALA Emerging Leaders The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2018 class of Emerging Leaders (EL).  Details on the program criteria as well as a link to the application can Continue reading 2018 Class of ALA Emerging Leaders- deadline August 31, 2017

Congratulations 2017-2018 ALA Spectrum Scholarship Winners!

A HUGE congratulations to all of the 2017-2018 Spectrum Scholarship Winners from the iSchool and MLIS Team! Special congratulations to our four UMD winners: Shannon Bland, Andrea Castillo, Carmen Collins, and Lauren Cooper!! To see the full list of winners, Continue reading Congratulations 2017-2018 ALA Spectrum Scholarship Winners!

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 Continue reading Student Spotlight: Interview with Amira in America creator

Scholarship: Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce- deadline May 15, 2017

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is accepting applications for the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), a program designed to recruit master of library and information science (MLIS) students from traditionally underrepresented ethnic and racial minority groups into Continue reading Scholarship: Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce- deadline May 15, 2017

Scholarship: Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workflow- May 15, 2017

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is accepting applications for the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), a program designed to recruit master of library and information science (MLIS) students from traditionally underrepresented ethnic and racial minority groups into Continue reading Scholarship: Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workflow- May 15, 2017

2017 LLAMA Career Institute- June 23, 2017

2017 LLAMA CAREER INSTITUTE Cultural Proficiency for Library Leaders PRESS RELEASE – 16 MARCH 2017             “Cultural competence is a skill set.  It is the confidence and competence to effectively move in and out of diverse relationships and experiences,” according to DeEtta Continue reading 2017 LLAMA Career Institute- June 23, 2017

ALA Diversity Research Grant Program- deadline April 15, 2017

The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity, and outreach issues within library and information Continue reading ALA Diversity Research Grant Program- deadline April 15, 2017