[Libs-Or] Fwd: EDI Update | August 2018

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 13:14:12 PDT 2018

Here is some information on how you can help improve ALA’s meeting room
policy.  There is also other information that may be of interest.

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From: Amber Hayes <diversity at ala.org>
Date: Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 12:06 PM
Subject: EDI Update | August 2018
To: <diedre08 at gmail.com>


*Online Version*
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August 16, 2018
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*Please note ALA's Personal Data Notification (PDN) and Opt-Out options
It feels like June was yesterday and now we're preparing for Back to School
and other fall activities. In this month's newsletter, you'll hear an
update on the IFC Meeting Room Working Group, the background on ALA's
partnership with Constance Wu, deadlines related to ALA Annual, and more!

*Library Meeting Rooms deadline*
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With all of the conversations surrounding the latest interpretation of the
Bill of Rights, ALA has decided to open up the conversation to all members.
The Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) has created a *google document*
in which everyone can provide their feedback on the current interpretation
and provide suggestions on language. We're excited that Jody Gray (Director
of ODLOS), Martin Garner (ODLOS Advisory Chair), and Shauntee Burns-Simpson
(Committee on Diversity Chair, BCALA President-Elect) will be involved
throughout the process to ensure that marginalized voices are represented.
We encourage you to make your voice heard and comment on the document. The
deadline for comments is August 24.
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*ODLOS is hitting the road*
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ODLOS staff is gearing up for an eventful fall season. Various staff
members will be traveling across the country throughout September and
October to exhibit and present at conferences on librarianship. This is a
great opportunity to chat with staff members face-to-face and learn what's
new with ODLOS. Our schedule is below, let us know if you're attending the
conferences as well.

*ARSL Conference
*Amber Hayes

*JCLC 2018
*Jody Gray, Gwendolyn Prellwitz, Briana Jarnagin, and Amber Hayes

*NSPA conference
Gwendolyn Prellwitz

*ATALM Conference
Jody Gray

*ILA Conference
Briana Jarnagin

*ABOS Conference
Amber Hayes

*Constance Wu supports libraries*

This month, the American Library Association revealed its partnership
with *Constance
Wu to promote libraries*
While this was an exciting collaboration, ALA Communications and Marketing
Office and ODLOS made sure to hear from CALA and APALA regarding their
thoughts on promoting *Crazy Rich Asians*. We received ample feedback from
both affiliates and are very pleased with the result. We want to extend our
thanks again to these affiliate groups for carefully reviewing the PSAs and
other resources.
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*The American Dream Literacy Initiative grant aids libraries*
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2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the *American Dream Literacy
In the 10 years of this grant, we have been able to assist almost 200
libraries and impact thousands of lives. Hear how libraries were able to
use the funds to provide for their communities. You can still view our *10-year
as well!
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*Submit your ALA Annual proposal*

ALA Conference Services is accepting program proposals for the 2019 ALA
Annual Conference, to take place in Washington, D.C., June 20-25, 2019. *The
deadline to submit content will be August 31, 2018 12:00 Midnight
(CST). *Please
submit via the *submission site*
Final decisions will be made on November 9 with the schedule of Sessions
announced on December 5.
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*Nominate a librarian (or be nominated)*

The* I Love My Librarian Award* encourages library users to recognize the
accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college,
or university librarians. Each year, 10 librarians are selected. Each
librarian receives a $5,000 cash award, a plaque, and a travel stipend to
attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by
Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Nominations for the 2018 I Love My Librarian Award are open through October
1. Winners will be announced in early December. You can find more
information on the *I Love Libraries website*

[image: Chat with us on the Diversity MIG]
*Spectrum networking webinar*

Networking - What's In It for Me?

Wednesday, September 12

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. CDT



During this *hour-long webinar*
2014 Spectrum Scholars Jerrod Moore and Bradley Kuykendall will address the
what, who, why, and when of networking. In addition, practical tips on how
to effectively network will be showcased and shared.

*Note: This webinar will be recorded.*
*ALSC equity fellowship*

ALSC announces new Equity Fellowship! Through the ALSC Equity Fellowship
program, ALSC affirms its commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion by
engaging new generations of racially and ethnically diverse library

Five ALSC fellowships will be awarded to American Indian/Alaska
Native/First Nations, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx,
Middle Eastern, and/or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander individuals
who commit to service within ALSC and demonstrate a capacity for future
leadership. Fellowship recipients will receive funding for two-year ALSC
and ALA memberships and one year of conference registrations and travel
stipends for ALA Midwinter and ALA Annual. Fellowship recipients will also
receive mentorship from members of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
within ALSC Task Force. *The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within ALSC
Task Force*
will review applications and select recipients.

Applications are now open and will close on September 14, 2018. Learn more
about criteria, requirements, and how to apply:
*What our affiliates are doing*

Our affiliates have been busy this summer season and ODLOS would love to
share their hard work and updates.

*ARSL 2018 is sold out*

ARSL Conference 2018 is officially sold out and will have over 750
attendees! We're thrilled be be apart of such a passionate community.

*Save the date*

The 11th National Conference of African American Librarians will be held
August 5-9, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Under the
theme, "Sankofa Experience: Inspired by Our Past, Igniting Our Future,"
librarians will gather for five days of exciting programming.

*Diedre Conkling*

*Lincoln County Library DistrictP.O. Box 2027Newport, OR 97365Phone & Fax:
541-265-3066Work email**: **diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org*
<diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org>
*Home email: **diedre08 at gmail.com* <diedre08 at gmail.com>

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