I hope you are preparing for an exciting time at the 8th National Conference of African American Librarians in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, August 7-11, 2013. Our theme for the conference is Culture Keepers VIII: Challenges of the 21st Century: Empowering People, Changing Lives.
This conference will be located in a historic area near the Ohio River. To honor the past, we will have our opening reception at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, OH. Attendees will have a great opportunity to connect with the area's rich slave history.
Conference activities will include stimulating speakers, knowledgeable authors, sponsored sessions on health and wellness, and other informative workshops focused on Leadership and Management; Innovation and Creativity; Diversity and Cultural Heritage; Advocacy, Outreach, and Community Engagement; Collections; Programs; and, Services for all library types including HBCU's and 1890 land-grant libraries.
I am personally excited about our conference, and I hope you are equally excited about the 8th NCAAL. I want to thank our Conference Co-Chairs, Denyvetta Davis and Fannie Cox, and their team, for their hard work, diligent services, and commitment to BCALA. Please join us as we celebrate our history, culture, and community. I look forward to seeing you in August.
Jerome Offord, Jr. President BCALA, Inc.
Information for volunteers and exhibitors:
JOB PLACEMENT CENTER
The Job Placement Center will be located in the Conference Exhibit Hall and will be staffed on Friday and Saturday 11am – 3pm. Tables and space will be available for libraries, recruiters, and job seekers with a private area for interviews on a first come, first serve basis.
Scheduled to appear
NCAAL 2013 will feature a full line-up of speaker and authors throughout the conference
Mary Monroe, author of Lost Daughters (Kensington, May 2013)
Description: Mama Ruby has been dead for ten years. Maureen is married now and her teenage daughter Loretta is a successful fashion model. But Maureen's life falls apart when Mama Ruby's son Virgil reveals to her that Mama Ruby kidnapped her from her biological mother a few hours after she was born. Before Maureen can recover from this bombshell, another one lands on her: her conniving husband and her selfish daughter inform her that they are in love and want to have a future together. Mary Monroe is sponsored by Recorded Books.
Tanner Colby, author of Some of My Best Friends Are Black (Penguin, July 2013)
Description: An irreverent, powerful exploration of race relations by the New York Times bestselling author of The Chris Farley Show. In a book that is part reportage, part history, part social commentary, Tanner Colby explores why the civil rights movement ultimately produced so little true integration in schools, neighborhoods, offices, and churches—the very places where social change most needed to unfold. Tanner Colby sponsored by Penquin Group (USA) .
Judy Juanita, author of Virgin Soul (Viking, 2013)
Description: A moving tale of one young woman's life spinning out of the typical and into the extraordinary during one of the most politically and racially charged eras in America, Virgin Soul will resonate with readers of Monica Ali and Ntozake Shange. Judy Juanita sponsored by Penquin Group (USA).
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
|8:00 am - 5:00pm||Registration|
|8:00 am - 5:00 pm||Preconferences*|
|1:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Tour/ "Ujima" Community Service Project
Cincinnati Museum Center
|5:00 pm - 7:00 pm||Dinner on your own|
|7:00 pm - 8:30 pm||Conference Talent Show|
|8:30 pm - 10:00 pm||An Evening in Newport/Game Night|
Thursday, August 8, 2013
|8:00 am - 5:00 pm||Registration|
|7:30 am - 1:00 pm||Tour
National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, OH
|8:00 am - 9:15 am||Concurrent Sessions (Diversity & Cultural Heritage Track)|
|9:30 am - 10:15 am||Concurrent Sessions (Diversity & Cultural Heritage Track)|
|10:30 am - 11:15 am||Concurrent Sessions (Health & Wellness Track)|
|1:00 pm - 2:45 pm||Opening Session
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry
|3:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Grand Opening of Exhibits|
|7:00 pm - 10:00 pm||Opening Reception - National Underground Freedom Center|
Friday, August 9, 2013
|7:15 am - 8:00 am||Networking Coffee - New Members/First Time Conference Attendees|
|8:00 am - 5:00 pm||Registration|
|8:00 am - 9:15 am||Plenary Session (Health and Wellness Track)|
|9:00 am - 5:00 pm||Exhibits Open|
|9:30 am - 10:15 am||Concurrent Sessions (Innovations and Creativity Track)/Authors' Pavilion|
|10:30 am - 11:15 am||Current Sessions (Innovations and Creativity Track)/Authors' Pavilion|
|11:15 am - 12:00 pm||Visit the Exhibits/Poster Sessions (No Conflict)|
|12:00 pm - 1:45 pm||Author Luncheon with Frank X Walker|
|2:00 pm - 3:15 pm||Concurrent Sessions (Advocacy Outreach and Community Engagement Track)/Authors' Pavilion|
|3:30 pm - 4:15 pm||Concurrent Sessions (Advocacy Outreach and Community Engagement Track)|
|4:15 pm - 5:00 pm||Visit Exhibits/Authors' Pavillion (No Conflict)|
|6:30 pm - 9:00 pm||Welcome Reception - Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County|
|Saturday, August 10, 2013|
|6:30 am - 7:30 am||1-3K Mile Walk* (Health and Wellness Track)|
|7:15 am - 7:55 am||Network Coffee - Retirees|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Zumba* (Health and Wellness Track)|
|8:00 am - 12:00 pm||Registration|
|8:30 am - 9:45 am||Concurrent Sessions (Programs, Resources, and Services Track)/Authors' Pavilion|
|9:45 am - 10:30 am||Concurrent Sessions (Programs, Resources, and Services Track)|
|10:30 am- 11:45 am||Plenary Session (Leadership & Management Track)|
|12:00 pm||Exhibits Close|
|12:00 pm - 1:45 pm||Author Luncheon*|
|2:00 pm - 3:15 pm||Concurrent Sessions (Leadership & Management Track)/Authors' Pavilion|
|3:30 pm - 4:45 pm||Concurrent Sessions (Leadership & Management Track)/Authors' Pavilion|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Legacy Dinner/Award & Honors* (African Attire)|
|9:30 - 11:30 pm||"Asante Sana" Celebration* (African Attire)|
|Sunday, August 11, 2013|
|8:30 am - 11:00 am||Closing Breakfast Session
Speakers: The Honorable Congressman John Lewis and co-author Andrew Aydin
|* - Ticketed Event|