The application period for the TRHT GSC Implementation Team is now closed. Thank you for your interest. Questions? Contact ALA’s Public Programs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ALA Public Programs Office (ALA PPO) and the Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS) are currently accepting applications for librarian advisors to the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club's (TRHT GSC) Implementation Team. Funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the TRHT GSC is a literary reading and discussion program for underserved and at-risk populations, particularly young adults. ALA PPO has awarded GSC grants to more than 800 libraries since 2006, and with new funding from the Kellogg Foundation, will expand the program model to include racial healing sessions for participating youth, library staff, and community partners.
Librarians selected to serve on the TRHT GSC Implementation Team will plan, develop, and deliver print, web-based, and in-person programming support and learning experiences for up to 100 TRHT GSC grantee libraries. They will also participate in a collaborative planning process involving ALA staff, representatives from funding agencies, literature scholars, historians, and creative artists.
ALA encourages participation by all people, especially those who may experience racism or discrimination on the basis of ability, appearance, ethnicity, immigrant status, religious background, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Please feel free to include information about your identity and experiences in your statement of interest.
Successful candidates must be:
Because the TRHT GSC will be offered to eligible libraries in the U.S. and its territories, we are seeking representatives from U.S. libraries for this opportunity. ALA PPO will provide TRHT GSC Implementation Team members with a modest honorarium, as well as reimbursement for any travel costs incurred.
To apply, please prepare the following materials. Applications must be submitted electronically as a single PDF document that includes:
ALA PPO and ODLOS staff will review all applications. The process will include a telephone interview and a reference check prior to selection. All applicants will be notified of their status by November 30, 2017.