Black Caucus American Library Association

12th National Conference of African American Librarians

Being a member of our association, you have access to materials, education, conferences, and more. This is an investment to support your professional development and empower libraries. We collectively support and advance library staff by enhancing their knowledge, abilities, and careers. Libraries can change the world.

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Mission & Purpose

The Black Caucus American Library Association serves as an advocate for the development, promotion, and improvement of library services and resources to the nation’s African American community; and provides leadership for the recruitment and professional development of African American librarians.

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BCALA Affiliates

Pennsylvania Black Librarians' Caucus

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Awards & News

BCALA Announces Reading is Grand! Grant Winners.

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City Librarian-New Haven Free Public Library (CT)

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