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Recruiting New LIS Students

I was excited to read recently that ALA is sponsoring a series of informational workshops with the hopes of recruiting a wider pool of students interested in library & information science. The workshops, which are an IMLS-funded partnership between the ALA Office for Diversity & Spectrum Scholarship Program and LIS graduate programs in 5 different cities, will offer … Continue reading

Diversity / Professional Life

Hack Your Worldview: How to Build a Diverse Network of Allies and Mentors

As future information science professionals, each of us has a responsibility to promote diversity in our profession, the collections we manage, and the services we offer our patrons. This notion is a fundamental value of the American Library Association, the Society of American Archivists, and the Special Libraries Association (among others). Hack Library School has published several great articles … Continue reading

Diversity / This Is Awesome

The Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums (TLAM) Project

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Robin Amado and Jake Ineichen. Boozhoo (hello, in Ojibwe) from Madison, Wisconsin! We are members of the Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums Project (TLAM) at the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and today we’d like to talk a little bit about … Continue reading

Diversity / Professional Life

Basic Tips for Working with Patrons with Disabilities

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Ruth Kitchin Tillman. Although I’ve been interested in making libraries and archives more accessible to persons with disabilities for a while now, I’ve been spending this summer specifically working on learning more about laws, programs, and first-person perspectives on disability. While it’s a challenge to learn about … Continue reading