I’m always embarassed when great content sources somehow escape my notice. Please go bookmark librarianactivist.org, right now.
New mom Priscilla Shontz has written a great new article for LISCareer: A Librarian without a Library: Staying Professionally Active While Unemployed. Most of her advice is also great for library sfhool students looking at ways to engage with their future profession while still in school.
Yale has a minority librarian in residence program to try to increase minority representation among Yale library staff. The information page also lists other academic institutions that have similar programs.