Check out the ALA’s State of America’s Libraries report, released April 10, 2017. The report highlights some challenges and accomplishments in the information field. Also, be sure to take a look at the years most challenged books.
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 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
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
Check out LAC Federal Employee and iSchool Alum Chris Lao-Scott’s blog post about the federal hiring freeze and how it affects information professionals. Come out to the event tonight to learn more from federal contractors and their experiences. Representatives from Continue reading ALA@UMD with LAC Federal present Contracting as a Career Path-March 9, 2017
Don’t forget that the American Library Association provides a variety of scholarships for graduate students at all stages of their academic career. These scholarships range from general to interest based scholarships. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017. To be Continue reading ALA Scholarships- March 1, 2017
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 Continue reading ALA stands with transgender students
Keep reading for more information about this great free webinar coming up this Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 2:00pm! Join Booklist for this free, one-hour webinar which will explore the importance of creativity in the modern library and the influence Continue reading Webinar: Creativity and Library Leadership- February 2, 2017
Introvert or extrovert? Which one are you? And does it really matter in the workplace as long as you are smart and work hard? The reality is that most people possess some characteristics associated with both personality types, though often with a strong Continue reading Planning on attending ALA Midwinter this year? Check out this emotional intelligence workshop while you’re there!
“When a door closes, a window opens” Interview with Courtney Young, American Library Association Immediate Past President, the youngest President the ALA had in the last 80+ years. Courtney Young graduated with MS in Library Science from Simmons College in August 1997 and Continue reading “When a door closes, a window opens”: Interview with Courtney Young (ALA Immediate Past President)