Here are some great Reasons why you should become a BCALA Member Today!

Join BCALA, Inc. for access to and participation in the issues that impact Black library and information professionals worldwide. Connect with others, get our online BCALA News newsletter, and stay abreast of new resources, conferences, and other activities and events.

  • Discounts on BCALA/NCAAL Conference and other Continuing Education events
  • Priority publishing in the BCALA News newsletter
  • Opportunities for volunteer work and development of leadership skills
  • Opportunities to serve on BCALA Committees [link to the list of BCALA Committees page]
  • Awards to recognize excellence in the profession and scholarships to promote library careers
  • Voting rights in BCALA elections
  • Networking opportunities
  • Professional development that includes mentoring/coaching, Interest Circles, and online training
  • Get Access to Job announcements
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The Black Caucus of the American Library Association serves as an advocate for the development, promotion, and improvement of library services and resources to the nation's African American community; and provides leadership for the recruitment and professional development of African American librarians.


In 1969, E.J. Josey was appointed to the American Library Association Nominating Committee. Josey encouraged black librarians to come together...Read More