"Diversity, leadership, and community engagement were the three main themes at Thursday evening’s plenary/all-conference session at the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) in Kansas City, Missouri. While each leader of the five ethnic caucuses discussed how these three topics play a role within their associations, a few other common themes surfaced: branding, membership, and advocacy."
Read more of Sanhita SinhaRoy's coverage of JCLC 2012 on the Inside Scoop Blog.
In honor of the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color 2012 (JCLC), which began on Wednesday 9/19 in Kansas City, MO, LJ caught up with Co-Chairs and the Program Chair of the Conference to hear their views on some of the challenges facing librarians of color today.
The JCLC Proceedings Committee seeks volunteer reporters to help us document the following events at this year’s conference in Kansas City, MO.
· Opening General Session – Thursday, September 20 (9am – 10:30am)
· Legacy Breakfast – Friday, September 20 (7:00am – 8:30am)
· YA Author Lunch – Friday, September 21 (12:15pm – 1:45pm)
· Adult Author Lunch - Friday, September 21 (12:15pm – 1:45pm)
· Caucus Presidents Plenary Session – Thursday, September 20 (5pm – 6pm)
· Closing General Session – Sunday, September 23 (9am – 10:15am)
Thursday, September 20th, 5:00-6:00pm
Westin Century BC
Join the current presidents of our individual associations as they come together to set the stage for the 2nd Joint Conference of Librarians of Color. The panel discussion, moderated by ALA President Maureen Sullivan, will feature a discussion on leadership, service to our communities, and the importance of diversity within our profession. Speakers include Janice Kowemy (AILA), Jade Alburo (APALA), Jerome Offord, Jr. (BCALA), Esther Lee (CALA), and Denice Adkins (REFORMA). This session is one you won’t want to miss!
Awards will be presented onsite at the Opening General Session.
Congratulations to the following outstanding librarians!
The National Library of Medicine will host an all-conference session called “We Need a Revolution: Combatting Stress and Depression in the Workplace” at the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, Sept. 19-23, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo.
Tickets will also be for sale at the conference, based on availability.
JCLC Legacy Breakfast
Friday, September 21, 7:00-8:30am
Sheraton Atlanta Ballroom - $25.00
Celebrate the librarians who have left a legacy of contributions to the caucus associations, ALA and the profession.
JCLC All Conference Celebration
Saturday, September 22, 8:00-11:00pm
Westin Century BC - $25.00
Pull out your dancing shoes--it’s time to shake out those learning curves! The evening's entertainment promises to be memorable!