Events by groups serving multicultural populations at the 2015 American Library Association Annual Conference

AC15_SanFran_logo_RGB_300If you are attending the Annual Conference of the American Library Association in San Francisco June 25-June30, consider attending events by various associations and groups serving multicultural and multiethnic populations:

Friday, June 26

6:30-10:30 p.m. REFORMA 4th Annual Denim & Diamond Gala and Awards

Location: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Saturday, June 27

1:00-2:30 p.m. Developing and Strengthening Culturally Relevant Materials in African Libraries by ALA IRC/ Africa Subcommittee

1:00-2:30 p.m. Librarians of Color: The Challenges of “Movin’ On Up” by EMIERT, APALA, BCALA, GLBT RT, and REFORMA

1:00-2:30 p.m. Connecting Communities: Documenting and Sharing Asian American Heritage by APALA and the History Section of RUSA

1:00-2:30 p.m. REFORMA President’s Program—Books for Unaccompanied Minors: REFORMA Response to the Humanitarian Crisis at the Border

1:00-2:30 p.m. Alcatraz Occupation: Self-Determination and Tribal Information Needs by AILA

1:00-2:30 p.m. Librarians Without Borders: International Outreach by ALCTS

3:00-4:00 p.m. IRC’s Chair Program—Libraries Creating Positive Change: championing access to information globally. Speakers: Deborah Jacobs, Director of Global Libraries, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Tina Sciabica, Executive Director of READ Global.

3:00-4:00 p.m. APALA Program— Create Possibilities for Refugee, Immigrant and Low Income Students

3:00-4:00 p.m.  Honoring our Elders: AILA Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony

3:00-5:00 p.m. ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair 

4:30-5:30 p.m. Access to Government Information: the case of US and China

4:30-5:30 p.m. Global Roots, Local Identities: Asian International Adoption and Advocacy (APALA President’s Program co-sponsored by VTR)

6:00-8:30 p.m. The 17th Annual Latino Book Awards

6:30-9:30 p.m. APALA Literature Awards

8:00-10:00 p.m. Noche de Cuentos – REFORMA

Sunday, June 28

7:00-9:30 a.m. The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast

10:30-11:30 a.m. An Opportunity to Serve: American Librarians in Eurasia

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. International Poster Session. Exhibit Floor.

1:00-2:00 p.m. Learning International Recipes from the Field by the IRRT

1:00-3:00 p.m. 2015 Pura Belpre Award Celebration – REFORMA and ALSC

1:00-2:30 p.m. Librarians at the Forefront of Grassroots Community Endeavors by BCALA

1:00-2:30 p.m. CALA Annual Program— Partnerships Beyond CALA: Training Leaders of Color

2:30-4:00 p.m. An Open Conversation with the ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Planning for Orlando and Beyond

3:00-4:00 p.m. Current Practices and Trends in East/Southeast/Pacific Asian Libraries by IRC/EAP Subcommittee

4:30-5:30 p.m. Strategic Collaborations: Sister Libraries in Sister Cities by the IRRT

7:00-10:00 p.m. BCALA 45th Anniversary and Literary Awards

Monday, June 29

8:30-10:00 a.m. Building Sustainable Libraries in Asia: Success Stories, by the IRRT and ISLD Program

8:30-10:00 a.m. Jean Coleman Memorial Outreach Lecture

10:30-11:30 a.m. Culture under siege and our response: scholars and librarians in action by the IRC/ Near East and South Asia Subcommittee

1:00-2:30 p.m. IRRT Chair’s Program—Library Leadership Initiatives: Stories from a Global Perspective

1:00-2:30 p.m. The E-Book Landscape in Europe by the IRC/ Europe Subcommittee

1:00-2:30 p.m. Diverse Books Need Us by IFC

7:00-9:00 p.m. International Librarians Reception

More international meetings and programs.