Thursday, February 9, 2006

2006-2007 'Diversity Research Grants' Call for Proposals

The American Library Association's Office for Diversity is pleased to announce its 2006-2007 'Diversity Research Grants' Call for Proposals. Grant proposals should address one of the following three topics:

1) An Active Learning and Service Approach to Diversity in Small or Rural Libraries

2) Emerging Technologies and Services to Diverse Populations

3) The Role of the Diversity Committee, Liaison, or Officer in the Creation of Institutional Change in Libraries

The ALA Office for Diversity began sponsorship of the Diversity Research Grant program in 2002 to address critical gaps in diversity-related research within library and information science. The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2000 award for original research and a $500 travel grant to attend and present at ALA Annual Conference. Three grants are awarded each year. The deadline for this year's Diversity Research Grant proposals is April 15th, 2006.

For additional information see:

Mailed submissions should be received by April 15th, 2006 and directed to:

ALA Office for Diversity
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Also: Help to Recognize Excellence in Diversity Research!

As part of its ongoing support of the propagation of library-based diversity research, the ALA Office for Diversity annually honors an individual for "Achievement in Library Diversity Research" with a plaque and complimentary annual conference registration. If you would like
to nominate an individual for this honor, please submit their name, contact information and a short description of their recent research accomplishments to Tracie D. Hall, Director of the ALA Office for Diversity at by April 15th, 2006.