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IILF 2013- Registration will close April 10, 2013

We hope to see you in Bellingham, WA at the Eighth International Indigenous Librarians Forum Registration will be closing on April 10, 2013.

IILF 2013 Lodging Details Now Available

http://ailanet.org/activities/iilf-2013/iilf-2013-travel-and-lodging/

Silver Reef Hotel Casinos Spa

www.SilverReefCasino.com
4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale, WA 98248
Telephone: 866-383-0777 ext. 155
Fax: 360-383-0929

Special Room Rate of $99.00 USD per night for both single or double with a Silver Signature Breakfast included.

Guest room rates are quotes in U.S. funds and are quoted per room, per night based on single or double occupancy.  Rates are net, non-commissionable.  An additional rate of $15.00 per person will apply for a third or fourth person sharing a guest room.  There is a also an additional fee of $15 per night for a crib or rollaway.  

Tax: 8% Rooming Tax will apply
Check In: 4:00pm
Check Out: 11:00 am
Method of Payment: Credit Card guarantee at time of reservation

Be sure to mention the “International Indigenous Librarians Forum” when you call to make a reservation.

Rate applies only to those reservations made prior to April 26, 2013.

 

Eighth International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum May 10-13, 2013

AILA will be hosting the Eighth International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum on May 10-13, 2013 in Bellingham, WA.  More details can be found at http://ailanet.org/activities/iilf-2013/.

 

Questions can be addressed to Jody Gray grayjl@umn.edu.

Toyota Financial Services Continues Sponsorship of AILA/APALA’s Talk Story Project

December 14, 2012

The American Indian Library Association (AILA) and the Asian/Pacific American
Librarians Association (APALA) Announce Continued Sponsor, Toyota Financial
Services.

The American Indian Library Association (AILA) and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians
Association (APALA) are pleased to announce their continued sponsorship from Toyota
Financial Services. Toyota Financial Services will sponsor the Talk Story: Sharing
stories, sharing culture program by providing funding for the second year for mini-grants
that will be awarded in early 2013.

Talk Story: Sharing stories, sharing culture (www.talkstorytogether.org) 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. 2013
will be the fourth year that AILA and APALA have partnered on the Talk Story project and
allocated grant funding to libraries to implement programs geared towards the APA/AIAN
communities. To date, thirteen Talk Story grants have been awarded.

This will be the second year that Toyota Financial Services has sponsored grant funding for
Talk Story and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to work with them now
and in the future. “Toyota Financial Services has been such a wonderful sponsor to work
with and their continued support will allow us to fund deserving libraries for another year”
said Liana Juliano and Lessa Pelayo-Lozada, chairs of the Talk Story committee for AILA
and APALA.

Grant applications will be available beginning in December and will be due February 15,
2013.

An affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), the American Indian Library
Association is a membership action group that addresses the library-related needs of
American Indians and Alaska Natives. Members are individuals and institutions interested
in the development of programs to improve Indian library, cultural, and informational
services in school, public, and research libraries on reservations. AILA is also committed to
disseminating information about Indian cultures, languages, values, and information needs
to the library community. Additional information about AILA can be found at
www.ailanet.org.

The Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) was established in 1980 by
librarians of diverse Asian/Pacific ancestries committed to create an organization that would
address and support the needs of Asian/Pacific American librarians and those who serve
Asian/Pacific American communities. In addition, over the years, APALA has granted
numerous scholarships and awards. Additional information about APALA can be found at
www.apalaweb.org.

Talk Story: Sharing stories, sharing culture is a joint project between the American
Indian Library Association and the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association that
started as part of ALA 2009-2010 President Camila Alire’s Family Literacy Focus
Initiative. The project is sponsored by Toyota Financial Services.

2012 Talk Story Grant Winners Announced

The American Indian Library Association (AILA) and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), supported by Toyota Financial Services, are pleased to award the Baranov Museum in Kodiak, Alaska, Carson Regional Library in Carson, California, the Jamestown S’klallam Tribal Library in Sequim, Washington, the Mzenegen Tribal Library in Dorr, Michigan, and White Mesa Library of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Towaoc, Colorado each a $500 grant to host a Talk Story program at their library. Read more here.

Statement on Ethnic Studies Programs in Arizona

The American Indian Library Association (AILA) wishes to publicly express its strong disapproval of the elimination of the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) Mexican American Studies classes and removal of books associated with the program due to the State of Arizona Revised Statutes Sections 15-111 and 15-112. We write this statement in support of all students, educators, and families who have been negatively affected by this action. Read the full statement here. This version was edited on February 2, 2012.

AILA Names Scholarship in Honor of Virginia Mathews

The American Indian Library Association has named its library school scholarship the Virginia Mathews Memorial Scholarship to honor the memory of one of the original founders of AILA. Virginia Winslow Hopper Mathews, member of the American Library Association for 50 years and recipient of the American Library Association’s Honorary Membership in 1994, died on Saturday, May 7, 2011. Read more about Virginia’s contributions to AILA.

AILA and APALA Members Participate in Fun Run at ALA Midwinter in Dallas

Members of AILA and APALA braved the cold to participate in the ALA Midwinter 5k Fun Run early Saturday morning. Team members sported bibs supporting AILA, APALA and JCLC. Pictures courtesy of Florante Ibanez.

American Indian Youth Literature Award Winners Announced

The American Indian Library Association (AILA), an affiliate of the American Library Association, has selected “The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood” (2011), written by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, illustrated by Ellen Beier; “Free Throw” (2011) and “Triple Threat” (2011), both written by Jacqueline Guest; and “Pipestone: My Life in an Indian Boarding School” (2010), written by Adam Fortunate Eagle, as recipients of the fourth American Indian Youth Literature Awards. Four titles were selected as Honor Books in the Picture Book category, two titles were selected as Honor Books in the Middle Grades category and one title was named as an Honor Book in the Young Adult category.

Talk Story Grant Applications

Now Accepting Applications for 2012 Grant for Talk Story Program: Apply by February 1

Thanks to the generosity of Toyota Financial Services, Talk Story: Sharing stories, Sharing Culture, grant program is offering two $500 grants to host a Talk Story: Sharing Stories, Sharing Culture program at your library.

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