This year, 2022, marks the 50th anniversary of service by the California Librarians Black Caucus to the residents of California, and especially Black American communities.
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the California Librarians Black Caucus is holding an event during the 2022 annual conference of the California Library Association in Sacramento, CA on Saturday, June 4 at 10 am in Room A8 at the Convention Center. The program, titled “Sankofa Panel: Looking Back to Bring Wisdom Forward,” will provide a historical review of the organization and a look to the future for the organization and California Black American library and information professionals.
As the organization looks ahead to its next 50 years, the California Librarians Black Caucus will focus on expanding Black American leadership in library services to the community. Through its scholarships, it will continue to help students to meet their educational goals. As a professional organization, it will support the provision of library and information services for Black American communities, provide a forum for professionals to network and address their career growth, and promote literature and information by and about Black Americans.
For CLA conference registration information, visit www.cla-net.org/mpage/2022.
Sankofa is an African concept meaning we should retrieve things of value from our knowledge of the past.
The California Librarians Black Caucus is an affiliate of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. It was founded as a statewide organization in 1972, to address inequities facing Black Americans in the library workplace. Its charter expanded to support the provision of library and information services for Black American Communities and promote literature and information by and about Black Americans. (www.clbc.org )
For more information about the program, contact Eric Brasley ([email protected])
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