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ILA Ad Hoc Committee for Diversity & Inclusion Seeks Members

Diversity is an issue that is inherent and essential to librarianship. It impacts the communities we serve, the profession of librarianship, and the mission of libraries. Diversity is a Key Action Area for the American Library Association (ALA), and its prioritization is shown not only through the existence and activities of the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services, but also through the various committees, roundtables, interest groups, and initiatives organized by ALA affiliates, divisions, and state organizations (American Library Association, n.d.).

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Conference reflection from ILA-ACRL Fall Scholarship Award Winner, Kate Thompson

 ILA-ACRL Fall Scholarship Award winner, Kate Thompson, a University of Alabama library science student, offers the following reflection on her ILA conference experience:
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UIU library staff opens new chapter

With the arrival of fall classes, Upper Iowa University Director of Library Services Rob Hudson has been settling into his somewhat new surroundings, introducing himself and providing assistance to Peacock community members visiting Henderson-Wilder Library on Fayette Campus. UIU previously announced the hiring of Hudson in June. Additional staff members include Assistant Director of Library Services Jodi Hilleshiem and Electronic Services Librarian Victoria Troemel. Previously serving as technical services librarian at Indiana Tech Law School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Troemel began her duties in mid-September.
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ILA/ACRL sponsored sessions at the ILA Conference

The ILA Conference begins next week and I hope to see a lot of academic librarians there!  ILA/ACRL had the idea to bring in a speaker to talk about generational differences and as a result, we are pleased to promot the Thursday morning keynote speaker from Bridgeworks!  I hope you are able to attend!

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