Joint Council of Librarians of Color Hosting Midwinter Events

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

January 14, 2017

(via the American Library Association)

The Joint Council of Librarians of Color, Inc. (JCLC Inc.), a nonprofit organization that advocates for and addresses the common needs of the American Library Association (ALA) ethnic affiliates, is pleased to announce two exciting events during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Peachtree Trolley Tour

Connect with your fellow JCLC supporters on a 90-minute Peachtree Trolley Tour of Atlanta and enjoy Atlanta’s sights, which include the King Center, Centennial Olympic Park, and the Georgia Aquarium. The tour will be held on Friday, January 20, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM. The tour cost is $35 for affiliate members and $40 for non-affiliate members.  For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the JCLC conference website. The deadline to register for the tour is Thursday, January 12.

2018 Conference Location Announcement Event

Join us from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Saturday, January 21, at the Omni Hotel in International Ballroom A-C, where we will announce the location for JCLC 2018 – The 3rd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color. Socialize with colleagues, enjoy appetizers and a cash bar, and support our fundraiser for the conference!  Doors open at 5:00 PM, and the conference site location will be announced at 6:00 PM.

About the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color and JCLC Inc.

First held in 2006 in Dallas, and then again in 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri, the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color brings together a diverse group of librarians, library staff, library supporters, and community participants to explore issues of diversity in libraries and how they affect the ethnic communities who use library services.  It will be held next in 2018.

Coming together through the Joint Council of Librarians of Color, Inc., sponsor of the next JCLC conference, are the American Indian Library Association (AILA), the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), and REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-speaking. These five organizations each have a decades-long tradition of promoting the library and information needs of their constituent communities through various endeavors, including providing scholarships for students, awarding grants to libraries for cultural programing, acquiring and donating relevant library materials, and advising ALA and other professional organizations of constituent concerns. 

More updates regarding the conference and JCLC Inc. will be forthcoming via the organization’s website, where donations can also be made to support JCLC’s work to advocate for, and address, the common needs of librarians of color.

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