The 2012 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) is fast approaching, and we want you to be a part of it! Scheduled for September 19-23, 2012 in beautiful Kansas City, MO, the theme for the conference will be Gathering at the Waters: Celebrating Stories Embracing Communities.

The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color is a conference for everyone! The conference is sponsored by five associations of ethnic librarians, including: 

JCLC 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 our services. JCLC is a unique and unparalleled opportunity for participants to share successes, opportunities, and challenges while networking and attending cutting-edge programs on pressing issues affecting both librarians and communities of color. The conference includes speakers, skills building workshops, research based panels, networking opportunities and exhibits. In addition, JCLC deepens connections across constituencies and beyond, and unifies and strengthens the voices of each association.

The inaugural JCLC was held in Dallas, Texas in 2006 and was attended by over 1000 people.

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