Librarians are resources for their communities but they are also resources for the profession and for themselves. When I arrived at the 2011 Spectrum Institute, I thought "This is powerful. I need to stay connected to this."
Library workers transform the lives of individuals and their communities. As a Spectrum donor, you directly support leaders working to:
- Ensure that all people, communities and their humanity are in the historical record by speaking out against erasure of the legacies of the less privileged from our archives and cultural institutions.
- Position libraries as gateways not gatekeepers for immigrants, refugees, and undocumented students.
- Build strong professional networks that support retention and establish brave spaces for honest conversation about how much still needs to be done.
Help ALA keep serving as a powerful voice for our future. Please consider making a contribution to the Spectrum Scholarship Program.