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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 Section

  • 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 Manifesto;
  • 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