Spectrum Study
Spectrum Study


Spectrum Initiative Longitudinal Study
  About Spectrum : Timeline 2001  

Spring 2001: Gwendolyn (Wendy) Prellwitz joins Spectrum as its first Communications Officer.

Spring 2001: Lillian Lewis becomes the ALA Deputy Director of RUSA and ASCLA.

Spring 2001: Johnnique Love Chairs the 2001 Spectrum Leadership Institute.

February 2001: The REFORMA Mentoring Committee names four mentors and four Spectrum Scholars to participate in the first year of the REFORMA/ALA Spectrum Latino Mentoring Program.

March 2001: Richenda Wilkinson (2000 Spectrum Scholar) is selected as the 2000-2001 RUSA Intern.

Spring 2001: The Medical Library Association/National Library of Medicine commits $50,000 toward one $5,000 Spectrum Scholarship a year for ten years.

Spring 2001: Dr. Teresa Neely Chairs the 2001 Spectrum Initiative Scholarship Jury.

27 April 2001: Nine Spectrum Scholars receive scholarships to attend the National Conference of Asian Pacific American Librarians (NCAPAL).

June 2001: ALA Past President Dr. Betty Turock funds a 2001 Spectrum Scholarship.

Late spring 2001: The 2001 Spectrum Scholars are announced.

11- 14 June 2001: The third annual Spectrum Leadership Institute is held at the Hayes Conference Center, San Jose, CA.

June 2001: A program, “Stop Talking and Start Doing: Recruitment for Diversity at the State and Local Levels,” is presented at 2001 ALA Annual/San Francisco. The program is sponsored by the Chapter Relations Committee, Recruitment of People of Color Subcommittee.

16 June 2001: Spectrum Scholars present at the ALA Diversity Fair at 2001 ALA Annual/San Francisco.

18 June 2001: Spectrum Scholars speak at the 2001 ALA Annual/San Francisco program, “The Spectrum Initiative: Our Scholars’ Perspectives on 3 Years of Progress,” chaired by Dr. James F. Williams.

3 August 2001: ALA President John W. Berry and ALA Executive Board member Alice Calabrese host a wine and cheese fundraiser for Spectrum, raising more than $2,000.

October 2001: The Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (PTPL) donate $500 to the Spectrum Initiative.

17 October 2001: OCLC underwrites “Ohio Dinners for Spectrum” with co-sponsorship by a number of other Ohio organizations, raising $5,800.

Fall 2001: Ms. Carol A. Brey, Director of Libraries at the El Paso (Texas) Public Library raises $505 for Spectrum by hosting a Spectrum dinner in her home.