Applications for Reading is Grand! Deadline is coming soon!

By |2018-04-26T18:30:11+00:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: blog|

UPDATE: Deadline extended to May 18th! READING IS GRAND! CELEBRATING GRAND-FAMILIES TELLING OUR STORIES @ YOUR LIBRARY A Family Literacy Project of Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Inc. 2018 Grant Information Sponsored by BCALA  Reading Is Grand Program Overview Reading Is Grand! Celebrating Grand-Families @ Your Library is an intergenerational literacy program designed to [...]

BCALA Reception at PLA 2018 Conference

By |2018-02-27T14:58:59+00:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: blog|

During the Public Library Association conference, BCALA will host a free reception for librarians, support staff, trustees and  friends groups. The reception will be held at the Yeadon Public Library on Wednesday, March 21 from 5-8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The mayor of Yeadon and other public officials will be in attendance.   To register to [...]

BCALA Endorses Wanda Brown for ALA President

By |2018-02-21T18:53:42+00:00February 21st, 2018|Categories: blog|

BCALA Members, It is my pleasure to formally announce the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) and its members voted during our midwinter membership meeting in Denver to endorse Wanda Kay Brown for ALA President, 2019-2020. The vote was supported by the Executive Board and in compliance with the BCALA Bylaws. A petition was [...]

BCALA’s Candidate forum for 2019 ALA Presidential Candidates

By |2018-01-15T19:11:50+00:00January 15th, 2018|Categories: blog, Uncategorized|

For more information on these candidates, please visit their websites. Wanda Brown’s web site is . Peter Hepburn’s website is . BCALA generally does not endorse candidates for ALA president, and as of January 15, 2018, has not endorsed a candidate for this race. (EDIT & UPDATE: BCALA publicly announced on Feb. 16th that [...]

Apply for CSMCL’s 2018 Día Grants for Programming with an African American Focus

By |2018-01-08T15:35:16+00:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: blog|

Please excuse any cross-postings and please share with interested colleagues. The grant application is attached.   Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature is pleased to announce grants for your library's 2018 Día program, El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day), with an African American Focus. The grant award amount is [...]

Temporary Link to Fall 2017 BCALA News

By |2017-12-18T21:42:35+00:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: blog, Uncategorized|

We are having some technical difficulties with getting the new BCALA News uploaded to the web menu. In the meantime, we have put a temporary link to the Fall 2017 issue of BCALA News at Please note that this link is up only until the issue is successfully uploaded to the "newsletter" section of the BCALA [...]

2018 Midwinter Meetings for BCALA

By |2017-12-12T19:46:54+00:00December 12th, 2017|Categories: blog|

   This listing is accurate as of December 11, 2017. Please check with BCALA leadership for updates.   ALA Midwinter-Denver, CO  Hotel: Hilton Denver City Center February 9-13, 2018  Thursday, February 8, 2018  BCALA New Executive Board Members Orientation 2/8/2018          4:00 PM-6:00 PM-CCC Room 212 President’s Advisory Council - 2/8/2018         7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - BCALA [...]

Updated BCALA Annual Schedule for ALA 2017 #ALAAC17

By |2017-06-21T14:27:17+00:00June 21st, 2017|Categories: blog|

BCALA Chicago-ALA Annual June 22-27, 2017 Palmer House Hotel Thursday, June 22, 2017 BCALA Executive Board Officers      -    HILTON -  Conference Room 4d 6/22/2017           3:00PM  -  4:00PM   BCALA Executive Board Retreat        -    HILTON -  Conference Room 4d 6/22/2017            4:30PM  -  6:30PM   Friday, June 23, 2017 BCALA Executive Board Meeting     -    PALMER - Burnham1 6/23/2017            [...]

Tour of the Harold Washington Collection During ALA Annual

By |2017-05-31T21:23:01+00:00May 31st, 2017|Categories: blog|

The Chicago Chapter of BCALA and the Chicago Public Library’s African American Services Committee invite you to attend a tour of the Harold Washington Collection followed by a reception. When: Friday, June 23, 2017 Where: The Harold Washington Library Center 400 South State Street Lower Level Reception Hall Time: 2:00-4:30pm See the exhibit (and archives) about [...]