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

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

REFORMA Scholarship and Rose Treviño Memorial Scholarship- March 15, 2017

Keep reading for some scholarship opportunities for Spanish speakers and those who want to serve in Hispanic communities! Applications are now being accepted for the REFORMA Scholarship and the Rose Treviño Memorial Scholarship. Any current or newly entering graduate library Continue reading REFORMA Scholarship and Rose Treviño Memorial Scholarship- March 15, 2017

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 Continue reading ALA stands with transgender students

Books Save Lives: Young People’s Literature Symposium- April 7, 2017

Save the date, April 7, 2017, for Books Save Lives: A Symposium on Trauma and Resilience in Young People’s Literature! Stories of chaos through characters and events in fiction and real life. Sponsored by the Library of Congress Young Reader’s Center, Continue reading Books Save Lives: Young People’s Literature Symposium- April 7, 2017

Express Yourself! Contest- Maryland Dialogues on Diversity and Inclusion

iSchool students, faculty, and staff have been leaders in diversity and inclusion initiatives on the UMD campus. One part of this has been our participation in the Maryland Dialogues on Diversity & Inclusion, which encourage advancing discussions of identity, difference, Continue reading Express Yourself! Contest- Maryland Dialogues on Diversity and Inclusion

Scholarship: Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award- February 28, 2017

Another awesome scholarship for minority students! Many of the scholarship deadlines posted here on blogMLIS are approaching in the next couple months so plan accordingly. Don’t miss out on these great funding opportunities! The application period for the 2017 Harold Continue reading Scholarship: Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award- February 28, 2017