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Nominations open for 2020 David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award

CHICAGO – The Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) of the American Library Association seeks nominations for the 2020 David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award. 

The David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award recognizes recent articles that include significant new research related to the understanding and promotion of multiculturalism in libraries in North America.  Works published between January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2019 are eligible. The 2020 award application deadline is January 3, 2020. 

Award recipients will be selected based on the relationship of publication to the purpose of the Award; extent to which publication bridges cultures, increases multicultural awareness in libraries, or provides appropriate cultural representation; significance of publication and its potential impact; and originality. 

Submitted materials should include the completed nomination webform; article (published within 2018-2019); a copy of the nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae; a 250 word statement of significance; and optional additional letters of recommendation. Submit a nomination.

The Award is presented bi-annually during even years (e.g. 2016, 2018, 2020 etc.), and consists of a plaque and monetary award. If no suitable candidate is judged to merit the Award in a given year, the Award will not be presented. 

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Founded in 1982, the Ethnic and Multicultural Information and Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) serves as a source of information for recommended ethnic and multilingual collections, services and programs. For more information, please visit 

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