15 April 2009

The Section Receives the ALA's Presidential Citation for International Innovation in the Year 2008

American Library Association


Presidential Citation For International Innovation

in the year 2008 to the

IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations

  • For drafting a Multicultural Library Manifesto that brings
    international attention to the role of libraries in serving diverse communities;
  • For identifying within the Manifesto the mission of
    providing multicultural library services along with management and operation of
    such services;
  • For describing the core actions of a multicultural library,
    staff needs, and needs related to funding, legislation, and networking;
  • For suggesting how libraries can implement the Manifesto;
  • For taking steps toward the UNESCO endorsement of the
  • For drawing attention to the need for libraries to
    participate in efforts that preserve indigenous languages and culture.

Anaheim, California, June 2008

Loriene Roy
American Library Association

United States of America

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