The last Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) took place in 2006, so it was very exciting to be able to attend JCLC in this year in Kansas City, MO. The conference theme was: Gathering at the Waters: Celebrating Stories Embracing Communities.
JCLC brings together five associations of ethnic librarians, including:
- American Indian Library Association (AILA)
- Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)
- Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)
- Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)
- National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA)
The program is packed full of presentations related to addressing the library related needs of multicultural communities: JCLC Program
Overall it was an amazing experience and we can only hope that we don’t have to wait another 6 years until the 3rd conference!