The 50th Anniversary / Scholarship Gala
**NEW DATE** Saturday November 14, 2020
6 p.m. – 11 p.m.


Alhambra Ballroom

2116 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (at 126th Street)
New York, NY 10027

This event will raise funds for the Donna Hoke Scholarship for emerging librarians & Andrew P. Jackson Scholarship Award for Library Support Staff. The Gala will also include the naming of the 2020 NYBLC Distinguished Author Book Awards in the following categories Adult Author, YA Author and Children Author. Invited guests include Library Directors, Librarians, Administrators, Library Advocates, staff, Elected Officials and other notable members of the New York library and educational community.

The NYBLC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that has been a constant voice for diversity and library advocacy in the New York library community for almost 50 years.  The goal of the Caucus is to provide financial support to graduate students of African American descent pursuing a master’s degree in Library and Information Science.  The Donna Hoke Scholarship is our primary tool and, to date, over $45,000 scholarships have been awarded!

For this occasion, we are asking for your support by purchasing an ad in the commemorative 50th anniversary journal. This is an opportunity to advertise your business and offer words of support for the NYBLC, Inc. and will reach a multitude of people.  Please use the enclosed journal ad form to submit your advertisement and/or message.

If I may be of further assistance, my contact information is listed on the journal ad form. On behalf of the New York Black Librarians Caucus Board, thank you in advance for your generous support.


Sandra Michele Echols, M.L.S. & M.S.
Immediate Past President / Fundraising Committee Chair

Registration Open NOW!

Early Bird Tickets are $100 each through September 30th, 2020 - After September 30th, tickets increase to $125


Please be sure to include dietary restrictions in the notes field on the form.

Note - you do NOT need to be a NYLA member, nor log-in in order to place an order for tickets.

You can place your ticket order online, and mail in your payment by check - simply select 'send a check' during the check-out process.

Ticket price includes cocktail hour, dinner and dessert.

*Please note:
Purchase of ticket gives your permission to be photographed/video.
Portion of ticket sales will support our annual scholarship fund.
Tickets are non-refundable


Journal Ad Rates

Advertising Instructions:

Journal Ad Ordering Form

Sponsorship Opportunities

Donna Hoke Scholarship

Andrew P. Jackson Student Staff  Scholarship

Scholarship Sponsorship Online Form


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