Alt Text: Why Should You Use It?

Alt text: A winding dirt path curves through colorful fall foliage of red and gold.   You might have previously seen an image like the one above, accompanied by a short text description. So, what is alt text and why should we use it? Alt text is short for “alternative text”, which is text that accompanies an image to aid…

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2024 Scholarships that Support Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion

2024 Scholarships that Support Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion   Equity, accessibility, and inclusion are concepts that are based on the understanding that some people have starting points in life that may not be the same as others. Social, mental, physical, and financial disadvantages may pose challenges that prevent students from seeking higher education. Fortunately, the ALA and its affiliates acknowledge…

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Warm Welcome to the Spring 2024 Semester and Theme–Accessibility and Equity

Welcome new and returning iSchool students to the Spring 2024 Semester! ALASC is thrilled to announce the theme of the semester–accessibility and equity. Libraries have long been regarded as beacons of knowledge and community hubs, welcoming individuals from various walks of life. At their core, libraries champion equal access to information, resources, and opportunities. Our commitment to accessibility is rooted…

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Did You Miss the Around-The-World Library Tour?

Last Wednesday, November 15th, Events Co-coordinator Eori Tokunaga took us on a thrilling international library tour, where we visited awe-inspiring libraries such as the Toronto Public Library in Canada, Tianjin Binhai Library in China, and the Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo in Uruguay. We've learned how adventurous our participants are in mentioning some of their favorite libraries around the world…

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Did You Miss Connect Over Coffee?

This past Wednesday evening of October 25, ALASC hosted the fun-as-always “Connect Over Coffee” virtual event via Zoom. We were delighted to see an impressive turnout, and the night was filled with fantastic discussions and insightful conversations.  We would like to thank our guests panelists for coming and sharing their experiences and knowledge with our current classmates. The panel included:…

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