Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Twenty additional 2020-2021 Spectrum Scholarships funded by anonymous donor

CHICAGO — Upon assuming the role of executive director of the American Library Association (ALA) last year, Tracie D. Hall prioritized the association's strategic focus on digital and information access; equity, diversity, and inclusion in libraries and the LIS workforce; and the preservation of library services. As a 1998 recipient of the Spectrum Scholarship and former director of ALA's Office for Diversity, Hall immediately went to work in her leadership role, confronting racism and focusing on action. Last June, she issued a strong challenge for our nation’s librarians, library professionals, and library supporters, calling for the rapid diversification of the LIS field, universal digital access, and a deeper financial commitment to libraries.

Responding to this call, an anonymous funder recently granted $170,000 to ALA's Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) to provide an additional 20 scholarships as part of the 2020-2021 Spectrum Cohort.

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REFORMA Virtual Spanish Language Book Buzz Winter Series


Find out what's new in the publishing industry for children, young adults, and adults. The REFORMA Virtual Spanish Language Book Buzz Winter Series will be open to librarians, educators, students, and professionals interested in serving Latino and Spanish-speaking communities. 
Presentations will be held in English via Zoom and Facebook. All sessions will be held in February.
Please click here to register, for one or all sessions, and for more information on the amazing keynote speakers and publishers/distributors that will be presenting. 

Rhode Island Black Storytellers Funda Fest 23


A virtual celebration of Black Storytelling. 

January 23 - 31, 2021

REFORMA National Conference VII

The premier training and networking event for anyone interested in library services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking.