Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Monday, June 11, 2018
Contact: Roy L. Williams            
Director of Public Relations        
Birmingham Public Library             
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Birmingham Public Library selected for 2018 Inclusive Internship Initiative
BPL among 50 libraries from 35 states hosting interns from diverse backgrounds

Birmingham, Ala. June 11, 2018: --- The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) announced today that it will participate in a connected learning internship program this summer sponsored by the Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Through its Inclusive Internship Initiative (III), PLA is sponsoring paid, mentored public library internships for 50 high school juniors and seniors from diverse backgrounds. With individual guidance from a mentor, each intern will engage with multiple facets of library life, from administration to programming to user services. Over the course of the summer, interns and mentors will develop and complete a connected learning project.

BPL has selected Tamika Green as its intern for summer 2018. Green is a 2018 graduate of Parker High School. The selection was made based on her academic standing, application essay, and a letter of recommendation. Green will work closely with her appointed mentor, West End Library Branch Manager Maya Jones throughout the internship. Green and Jones will travel to Washington, D.C. later this month for III’s summer kick-off event.
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