Category Archives: Press Release

Black Caucus American Library Association

BCALA is Partnering in a New IMLS Grant

The IMLS (Institute for Museum and Library Services) in concert with its strategic goal to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion through its support of libraries and museums, awarded the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, in...

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Black Caucus American Library Association

BCALA and SLJ Announce 2022 Youth Literary Award Winners

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Inc. (BCALA) and School Library Journal (SLJ) announce the 2022 Youth Literary Awards winners. The awards celebrate the diversity of the Black experience and recognize authors and books that...

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Black Caucus American Library Association

Tamela Chambers Receives the 2022 DEMCO/BCALAAward for Excellence in Librarianship

On Sunday, June 26, 2022 during the 2022 ALAAnnual Conference in Washington, D.C., the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) honored BCALA member Tamela Chambers with the 2022 DEMCO /BCALAAward for Excellence in Librarianship....

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Black Caucus American Library Association

BCALA Press Release from the California Librarians Black Caucus

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...

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Black Caucus American Library Association

Teen Design Contest: Black Lives Matter, Black Literature Matters 2022

The BCALA (Black Caucus of ALA) and GNCRT (ALA’s Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table) Collaborative Committee is seeking submissions for our 2022 Teen Design Contest. Our Committee has created a brand new list of 50 comics titles for Juvenile,...

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Black Caucus American Library Association

The Black Librarian in America: Reflections, Resistance, and Reawakening to be...

In celebration of 50 years of encouraging, nurturing, supporting, and inspiring African American librarians, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) is releasing The Black Librarian in America: Reflections, Resistance, and...

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