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CFP: National Diversity in Libraries Conference 2016

National Diversity in Libraries Conference August 10-13, 2016 ♦ UCLA CALL FOR PROPOSALS Deadline: November 30, 2015 The National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC ’16), co-sponsored by the UCLA Library and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), will take place on the UCLA campus on August 10-13, 2016. The NDLC ’16 Program Committee invites you to […]

from access to association

Yesterday was the start of the Electronic Resources & Libraries conference, which is being held at UCLA. (There was actually a reception on Monday night at the Fowler Museum but, since I’m on a vanpool, I haven’t been attending any of the evening events.) I went to the office first before trekking to Covel Commons […]

filipino librarians at ala

I met many Filipinos at the 2008 ALA Annual. I knew many of the younger Filipinos and Filipino Americans through my involvement with APALA. But I also met many librarians from the Philippines. Most of them are participants in a Department of State-sponsored program, in which librarians from various countries are in the US touring […]

apala and hawaiian librarians reception

On the evening of June 29, 2008, I went to the APALA (Asian Pacific American Librarians Association) and Hawaiian Librarians reception sponsored by outgoing ALA President Loriene Roy. It was a fantastic event. I thought it might be one of those receptions where very few people attend and mingle. So, when I got there on […]

lack of diversity

I attended a couple of programs which focused on the lack of diversity in the profession: one on the dearth of black male librarians and another on the rarity of Asian/Pacific American leaders in libraries. On June 28, 2008, I caught the latter part of the panel, “An Endangered Species: The Black Male Librarian.” Sponsored […]

ala

I’m now in Anaheim to attend the 2008 American Library Association (ALA) annual conference. ALA Annual is one of those behemoth conferences–held in huge convention centers, with many sessions and events held at satellite hotels. With about 25,000 attendees and however many divisions, sections, roundtables, caucuses, committees, etc., you need all that space. And it […]