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Black Caucus American Library Association

BCALA Endorses Kelvin Watson for ALA President-Elect

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) has endorsed Kelvin Watson for the office of ALA President-Elect. A past president of BCALA, Watson currently serves as the director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library in Las Vegas,...

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Black Caucus American Library Association

Best of the Best 2021 Book List

For over 50 years, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) has inspired, championed, and promoted a love for reading to African American children and teens from preschool to high school. Reading is an important skill that can...

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Black Caucus American Library Association

The Indie Author Project Increases Financial Support for the BCALA Self-Publishing...

The Black Caucus of the ALA (BCALA) and BiblioLabs announce a $5,000 increase in financial support for the annual BCALA Self-Publishing Ebook Awards. The awards honor the best self-published ebooks in fiction and poetry by African American authors...

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Black Caucus American Library Association

BCALA 2022 Emerging Leaders

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) is excited to announce that Nanyamkah Mars and Olanike Olaniyi are BCALA’s 2022 American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders. Nanyamkah Mars is a middle school librarian at the...

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Black Caucus American Library Association

BCALA Stands in Solidarity with the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table...

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Inc. (BCALA) has a long tradition of seeking justice in all its forms. To this end, we support the American Library Association’s Social Responsibility Round Table (SRRT) in its call to convert...

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Black Caucus American Library Association

National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL) XI Awards and Honors...

Eight individuals were honored July 29, 2021, as recipients of Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) awards and honors at the Awards and Honors Ceremony during the National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL) held...

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