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CFP: 11th National Conference of African American Librarians

By |2019-11-13T00:24:23+00:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: Carousel, From the Blog, Uncategorized|

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association and the NCAAL XI Programming Committee extends an invitation to all library professionals and vendors to join us in presenting educational and thought-provoking programs and workshops at the 11th National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from Wednesday, August 5 - Sunday, August 9, 2020. [...]

2018 Reading Is Grand! Grant

By |2018-03-03T20:54:44+00:00March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 Deadline Extended to May 18, 2018 Reading Is Grand Program Overview Reading Is Grand! Celebrating Grand-Families @ Your Library is an intergenerational literacy program designed to [...]

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 https://www.wandaforala2019.com/ . Peter Hepburn’s website is https://www.peterforala.org/ . 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 [...]

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 https://t.co/9JPWcxhD54 Please note that this link is up only until the issue is successfully uploaded to the "newsletter" section of the BCALA [...]

BCALA Mourns with Clovis-Carver Public Library in Wake of Shooting

By |2017-09-09T12:58:58+00:00September 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) wishes to extend sincere sympathies to the families, coworkers, and friends of the victims of this week’s shooting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library in Clovis, New Mexico. According to news reports, our field lost two great and dedicated workers: 61-year-old circulation assistant Wanda Walters and 48-year-old youth [...]

BCALA’s Statement on Rescinding DACA

By |2017-09-06T14:39:57+00:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

For Immediate Release: September 6, 2017 Press Contact: Shaundra Walker [email protected] The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) stands with and supports the nearly 800,000 participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, who face an uncertain future following yesterday’s announcement regarding the demise of the program. We appeal to Congress to [...]

BCALA Meeting/Event Schedule for ALA Annual in Orlando, FL

By |2016-04-26T15:53:53+00:00April 26th, 2016|Categories: blog, Uncategorized|

BCALA Orlando/ALA Annual Meetings BCALA Hotel:  Embassy Suites by Hilton/Jamaican Court     June 23 – 28, 2016   Meeting locations:  FAMU – Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, HILTON – Hilton Orlando, HYATT – Hyatt Regency Orlando, OCCC – Orange County Convention Center   BCALA Executive Board Retreat – EMBASSY SUITES Jamaican Court/Panther Room Thursday, June [...]