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

Josephine Forman Scholarship- February 28, 2017

Another great scholarship opportunity with an approaching deadline! The purpose of the Josephine Forman Scholarship is to provide financial support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue a career as an archivist, and Continue reading Josephine Forman Scholarship- February 28, 2017

ALAO Diversity Scholarship- February 1, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the ALAO Diversity Scholarship at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DVDWBKB The application period runs until Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) values diversity in its membership, in the profession, and in future library professionals. For this reason, we offer a Continue reading ALAO Diversity Scholarship- February 1, 2017

Free Webinar- Librarians and Stereotypes: So Now What?

Keep reading for more information about a great free resource coming up next week! There’s still time to register for a great free webinar coming up next week cohosted by ALISE’s Gender Issues SIG and Special Libraries Association’s Education Division: Continue reading Free Webinar- Librarians and Stereotypes: So Now What?

Undocumented Student Resources: Website Launch

The University of Maryland has launched the new site Undocumented Student Resources. This site contains useful information for students, faculty, and staff. At the bottom of the post, there are printable PDF resources courtesy of Undocumented Student Resources. Keep reading Continue reading Undocumented Student Resources: Website Launch