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AILA Statement Against Racism and Harassment

February 1, 2019 The American Indian Library Association stands with the individuals who experienced racism and discrimination at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Seattle, WA. We stand with those who preserve and celebrate all cultures. Racism and discrimination dishonor every culture. As an ethnic affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), AILA … Continued

The American Indian Library Association and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Announce Winners of the 2018 Talk Story Grant

April 16, 2018 The American Indian Library Association (AILA) and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), supported by Toyota Financial Services, are pleased to award a $750 grant to each of the following eight libraries and community organizations to host Talk Story: Sharing stories, sharing culture programming. The winning libraries and community organizations are: American Indian Health … Continued

AILA Statement on ALSC Children’s Literature Legacy Award

July 11, 2018 The American Indian Library Association (AILA) commends the recent decision by the Association for Library Service to Children and ALA for taking the long overdue action to change the name of the Wilder Award to the Children’s Literature Legacy Award. The Children’s Literature Legacy Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, … Continued

2018 AILA Awards

For Immediate Release Saturday, 02/10/2018 Contact: Naomi Bishop, MLIS President, American Indian Library Association DENVER— The American Indian Library Association (AILA), an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected “Shanyaak’utlaax: Salmon Boy” (2017), published by Sealaska Heritage Institute, edited by Tlingit speakers Johnny Marks, Hans Chester, David Katzeek, Nora Dauenhauer and Tlingit linguist … Continued