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Read Native 2021

Announcing AILAs Read Native 2021 challenge. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Visit https://ailanet.org/readnative21/ Read each of the suggested categories and write the title of your choice on the line next to the entry. Read challenge entries in any order you choose. Take a picture of your completed book list and send it along with your contact information to readnative21@gmail.com for a change … Continued

AILA announces 2020 American Indian Youth Literature Awards

For Immediate Release January 27, 2020 Philadelphia — Today American Indian Youth Literature Award winning titles were highlighted during the American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards, the premier announcement of the best of the best in children’s and young adult literature. The awards are new to the ALA Youth Media Awards lineup and are … Continued

AILA Events @ ALA Annual in Washington DC

The American Indian Library Association celebrates 40 years as an organization at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington D.C. this June. Please join us for an evening of celebrating our history and our growth as a non-profit organization. Friday, June 21, 2019 AILA Pre-Conference Tour at NMAI Cultural Resources Center 9:30am-1pm, Free to … Continued

AILA’s 40th Anniversary!

The American Indian Library Association celebrates 40 years as an organization at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington D.C. this June. Please join us for an evening of celebrating our history and our growth as a non-profit organization. AILA was founded in 1979 in conjunction with the White House Pre-Conference on Indian Library … Continued

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

Interview with Dr. Lee Francis of Native Realities Press

The American Indian Library Association would like to recognize AILA member Dr. Lee Francis who received the 2018 JCLC Author Award.  The Author Award recognizes an outstanding contribution to the body of ethnic literature. You can view his work at nativerealities.com. How did you get started with Native Realities Press and publishing? I founded Native Realities in 2015 Who … Continued

The American Indian Library Association @ ALA Annual June 21 – 26, 2018 New Orleans, LA

Friday, June 22, 2018 Southern Food and Beverage Museum Tour Hosted by Joint Council of Librarians of Color Register by June 20th – Cost is $10.00 http://www.jclcinc.org/conference/2018/jclc-emiert-tour-at-alaac18/ 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM 1609 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA American Indian Library Association Executive Board Meeting 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Morial Convention Center, … Continued

Register for the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color 2018!

JCLC 2018 Registration is now open! Registration is being managed by the American Library Association’s registration system. You may register with your ALA membership or profile credentials or create a profile when you begin your registration process. You do not need to be a member of ALA to attend the JCLC. The 3rd National Joint Conference … 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