The theme for the 2012 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) is Gathering at the Waters: Celebrating Stories Embracing Communities.
JCLC is designed for librarians, library staff, supporters, trustees and community participants to explore issues of diversity in libraries and how they affect the ethnic communities who use our services. The four-day conference will include dynamic pre-conferences, opening and closing sessions with well-known speakers, author luncheons, skill building workshops, research based panels, interactive and varied programs, exciting exhibits, special events, and networking opportunities.
JCLC provides an opportunity to:
▪ Develop leaders and staff
▪ Experience exciting author talks and dynamic keynote speakers
▪ Compare different strategies for creating institutional change
▪ Sharpen and expand understanding and analysis of diversity in the profession
▪ Strategize on how to serve diverse and changing communities
▪ Share stories and experiences
▪ Build relationships with other librarians and organizations
▪ Have fun!
Marketing; outreach to diverse populations; community collaborations; user spaces; public policy; health education; using census data and other government information; cultural programming; services to and rebuilding of communities hit with disaster; research; undocumented, urban, rural and low-income communities; etc.
Ethnic and multicultural collections; film and music; information literacy; children’s, youth and adult programming; programs for diverse populations; reference; instruction; grant funded programs; technical services; archives; preservation; documenting traditional knowledge; research; cataloging/subject headings/controlled vocabulary; etc.
Increasing awareness and tolerance of “minorities”; disabilities; gender; celebrating elders; religion; sexual orientation/LGBT populations; nationality; sharing traditional knowledge; serving the incarcerated; immigrant and refugees; cross cultural issues; transnational communities; multiculturalism; best practices and model programs; etc.
Administration; staff development/training; recruitment and retention; leadership; organizational culture; management; cultural competencies; mentoring; assessment; mid-career strategies; staff and paraprofessional issues; conflict resolution and mediation; re-organization and re-structuring; leading during tight economic times; institutional change; research; fundraising; etc.
Teaching and learning; emerging technologies; e-repositories; social networking applications; digitization; equal access for users; library tools; e-books; mobile devices; widgets; mashups; online learning and collaboration; open access movements; social aspects of technology and implications for use; videos; etc.