JCLC: The Conference

The 3rd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color in 2018, “Gathering all Peoples: Embracing Culture & Community” will take place September 26-30, 2018 at the Albuquerque Convention Center in  New Mexico.

The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) is a conference open to all library staff, students, influencers, and decision-makers interested in exploring inclusive policies, practices, and issue of diversity in libraries and how they affect the ethnic communities who use our services.

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Community Building as Self Care

After spending nearly a week in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at JCLC, I’m going to finish by saying this was one of the best conferences in my memory. I say that after attending and presenting at ALA, NCAAL, NCTE, and various state library associations. A week of camaraderie and relaxing among peers from across the country […]

WNDB Youth Author Lunch

The Youth Author Lunch on Friday included an opportunity to discuss with a panel of WNDB personnel, Dhonielle Clayton, Lamar Giles, Caroline Richmond, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, and Juleah del Rosario. We had a full house including great conversations at individual tables, a lovely lunch, and a lot of information about changes in diversity in the publishing […]