Related Links: These
links are either within the ALA website or affiliated with ALA.
Scott King Award
The Coretta Scott King Award is presented annually by the Coretta Scott
King Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities
Round Table. Recipients are authors and illustrators of African descent
whose books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American
Dream." The Award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr., and honors his widow, Coretta Scott King, for her efforts
in continuing the work for peace and world brotherhood.
and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table
The Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT)
is an organization of the American Library Association, which provides
a forum for the exchange of information on library materials in English
and other languages. EMIERT promotes service for all ethnolinguistic
and multicultural communities in general, and serves as a source of
information on recommended ethnic collections, services, and programs.
This directory provides
contact information and web links for various organizations affiliated
with the American Library Association.
Library Association web site provides quick access to a number of advocacy
tools that will help you get informed, get involved, download support
materials, learn about events and conferences, and otherwise identify
ways to support your libraries.
(ALA Key Action Item)
As a fundamental
value of the American Library Association and its members, diversity
is reflected in its commitment to recruiting people of color and people
with disabilities to the profession and to the promotion and development
of library collections and services for all people. To this end, this
web page highlights scholarships, grants, a diversity fair, and a brochure
on the importance of diversity to the fulfilling of ALA's mission of
providing the highest quality library and information services for all
Awards, Grants, & Scholarships
page provides a complete list of ALA-sponsored awards, grants, and scholarships.
Indexes to grants and scholarships, donors, and an index by category
are included, along with a list of some previous award recipients.
Library Association Office for Diversity serves as a key resource and
link to the professional issues, which speak to diversity as a fundamental
value and action area of the Association. Information on the Spectrum
Initiative, a scholarship program administered by this office and designed
to improve library service through the development of an ethnically
diverse workforce, can be found on this web site, as well as links to
other diversity-related online resources.
Events & Conferences
Library Association web site provides a comprehensive list of ALA-sponsored
conferences and meetings, as well as division conferences and institutes,
chapter conferences, public programs, and library promotional events.