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Spectrum 20th Anniversary: Show Me Your Champions Panel & Reception

  • 08 Nov 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • ALA Washington Office, 1615 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009


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The District of Columbia Library Association commemorates the 20th anniversary of the American Library Association's Spectrum Scholarship Program with "Show Me Your Champions: Retention of New Minority LIS Graduates." Moderated by Spectrum Champion and former Spectrum Scholar Carla Davis-Castro (Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress), this panel discussion and reception explores the role of diversity in enriching the LIS profession, across academic, public, and government/special library sectors. Hosted by the American Library Association’s Washington Office.

Hector Morey, Africa Section Head, African, Latin America and Western Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library of Congress
Elayne Silversmith, Librarian, Vine Deloria, Jr. Library, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Libraries
Amanda Wilson, Head, National Network Coordinating Office, National Library of Medicine
Carla Davis-Castro (Moderator), Spectrum Champion & Research Librarian, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress

6:30-7:00pm - Networking
7:00-8:30pm - Panel Discussion
Wine & Cheese Reception to follow the program

About the Spectrum Scholarship Program
Through the Spectrum Scholarship Program, the American Library Association affirms its commitment to diversity and inclusion by seeking the broadest participation of new generations of racially and ethnically diverse librarians to position ALA to provide leadership in the transformation of libraries and library services.

Free and open to the public, advance registration required.

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