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Travel Award Recipients Selected for Joint Conference of Librarians of Color

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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has awarded six scholarships for ARL member institution employees to attend the third National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) on September 26–30, 2018, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Each scholarship awardee will receive funding to cover the cost of registration, travel to and from the conference, lodging, and meals.

The Association’s goal is to encourage conference participation and engagement by employees in ARL member institutions who might not have the financial resources to attend the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color. The travel awards are offered to non-student employees of ARL member institutions who exhibit financial need and wish to actively participate in the conference and apply knowledge gained from the event in their institutions.

Recipients of the JCLC 2018 travel awards are:

  • Kalani Adolpho, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Alyssa Brissett, University of Southern California
  • Rhonda Evans, New York Public Library
  • Monica Porter, University of Michigan
  • Maij Xyooj (Mai Xiong), University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Elayne Silversmith, Smithsonian Libraries

The theme of JCLC 2018 is “Gathering All Peoples: Embracing Culture & Community.” The conference brings together a diverse group of librarians, library staff, library supporters, and community participants to explore issues of diversity in libraries and how they affect the ethnic communities who use library services. More information about JCLC 2018 is available on the conference website.

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise, promotes equity and diversity, and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.