ESRT: Ethnic Services Roundtable

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this Round Table is to provide a forum for the exchange of information within the following objectives:

  • to share information on ethnic services through a cooperative network,
  • to develop and promote ethnic collections,
  • to design services for ethnic groups, and
  • to provide up-to-date funding information available from public and private sources in support of ethnic programs.

What We Do

  • Presents workshops and programs at NYLA Annual Conferences.
  • Formulates and recommends policy statements for NYLA on relevant issues.
  • Disseminates information on ethnic services through our newsletter (included in your dues) and website.
  • Presents awards for outstanding contributions to multicultural library services.
  • Publishes lists to aid librarians in materials selection.
  • Cooperates with other NYLA units on joint ventures.
  • Maintains liaisons with the American Library Association's Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) and other groups with similar interests.
Our Board
Our Awards