Activities

AILA Book Ring: connects folks with extra books/videos/etc. with folks who have homes for them.   Thanks to Zoe Holbrooks for setting this up for us!

AILA American Indian Youth Literature Awards: were created as a way to identify and honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians. [PDF File]

ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services: Subcommittee on Library Services to American Indians.

Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM): ATALM is a national non-profit organization that maintains a network of support for indigenous programs, provides culturally relevant programming and services, encourages collaboration among tribal and non-tribal cultural institutions, and articulates contemporary issues related to developing and sustaining the cultural soverignty of Native Nations.

Emerging Leaders: The American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders (EL) program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. It puts participants on the fast track to ALA committee volunteerism as well as other professional library-related organizations

As a sponsor of the Emerging Leader program, AILA selects a member of AILA and provides financial support of at least $1,000 ($500 per conference).

Honoring Our Elders: a Distinguished Service Award for active and retired AILA members

International Indigenous Librarians Forum: encourages Indigenous information workers around the globe, to unit together to create a singular Indigenous voice.

Joint Conference for Librarians of Color: JCLC 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 our services. Sponsored by American Indian Library Association, Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association, Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Chinese American Librarians Association, REFORMA: National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking.

Scholarships: for American Indian/Alaskan Native students

Talk Story: Sharing stories, sharing culture is a literacy program that reaches out to Asian Pacific American (APA) and American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) children and their families. The program celebrates and explores their stories through books, oral traditions, and art to provide an interactive, enriching experience.  Children and their families can connect to rich cultural activities through Talk Story in their homes, libraries, and communities. We welcome all ethnicities to customize Talk Story as needed for your community family literacy needs.