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Dear Members,
This is my last column as your president; what a quick two years this has been for me! At the membership meeting in New Orleans, it will be time for me to pass the gavel to Richard Ashby as our new president, and I will serve an additional two years on the executive board as immediate past president. I know that we will be in good hands with Richard’s energy and enthusiasm and new ideas to help move the BCALA another step closer to our vision of being the pre-eminent organization serving African American librarians and information professionals.
What we have accomplished during my tenure represents the healthy synergy of a wonderful team and a vital network of volunteers. I give my heartfelt thanks for their wisdom, service, dedication and camaraderie. And from the bottom of my heart, I thank the BCALA members.
Our most important accomplishments include: Strategic Directions, 2016-
2020 was completed and action
plan activated; implemented a membership campaign, 2016-2019 with membership increase to date
of 24 percent; hosted successful
10th NCAAL in Atlanta, GA (512 attendees) celebrating 25 years
since 1st NCAAL was held in 1992; members completed a comprehensive membership survey via Survey Monkey; the executive board approved funding for BCALA Website Enhancement project contract
with DGSNR Unlimited, our
current website host with expected completion by October 2018; established the President’s Advisory Council (PAC) made up of the BCALA past presidents with one of its goals to create and fund the President Leadership Grant.
It has been such a pleasure to serve as your president. I look forward to our continued work together to make our association and our profession strong.
BCALA NEWS | Volume 45, Issue 2 | 3
 Denyvetta Davis, President, BCALA 2016 - 2018

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