SAGE Publishing and the Joint Council of Librarians of Color (JCLC Inc.) are pleased to announce a new scholarship program that will award $2,000 each to five library school students – one from each of the five National Associations of Librarians of Color (NALCo):
- American Indian Library Association (AILA)
- Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)
- Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)
- Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)
- REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking
"SAGE sees librarians as fundamental to successful teaching, learning, and research in higher education. We also believe that the optimal future for libraries will be enabled if library students from underrepresented backgrounds are given the support they need to become the campus leaders of tomorrow," said Karen Phillips, Executive Vice President of Learning at SAGE. "At SAGE, we believe that a healthy future for higher ed is only possible when voices of all backgrounds can thrive, and as an independent company, we have the unique freedom to forge new partnerships that help our community as we move toward that long-term goal. We are very proud to be announcing this new partnership with the NALCo associations today."
Recipients will be selected by panels created by each of the NALCo member associations based on eligibility criteria. The call for applications will be made in the spring and the five awardees will be publicly announced later this year.
JCLC Inc. Board President Dr. Kenneth Yamashita, said, "I am thrilled about this partnership with SAGE Publishing. It will allow us to impact the lives of underrepresented LIS students across the country, while simultaneously working towards a better, more diverse learning environment for all students and a more diverse profession in the future."
SAGE is a proud sponsor of the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color's 2022-2023 conference. Read more about SAGE's efforts in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
About SAGE Publishing
SAGE is a global academic publisher of books, journals, and a growing suite of library products and services.
Driven by the belief that social and behavioral science has the power to improve society, we focus on publishing impactful research and enabling robust research methodology. We produce high quality educational resources that support instructors to prepare the citizens, policymakers, educators, and researchers of the future. We publish more than 1,000 journals and 900 new books globally each year, as well as library products and services that include archives, data, case studies, and video. SAGE is majority owned by our founder, Sara Miller McCune, and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company's continued independence.
The Joint Council of Librarians of Color is a nonprofit organization that advocates for and addresses the common needs of the National Associations of Librarians of Color (NALCo). NALCo member associations are the American Indian Library Association (AILA), the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), and REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-speaking.