New York Black Librarians' Caucus
THE NEW YORK BLACK LIBRARIAN’S CAUCUS (NYBLC) is a collection of professionals, who believe that they are the “culture keepers” of history, tradition and community. We represent the library community’s collective interests. The Caucus works to expand professional, economic and networking opportunities for librarians, library support staff, board of trustees, institutions and those that love libraries.
By joining the Caucus, you will be united with professional men and women, who together ignite a powerful torch of strength, enthusiasm and imagination. NYBLC offers scholarships, books awards, and a host of services provided for Caucus members including programs, job listings, and so much more. You can benefit tremendously from the numerous executive offices, committees, presentations, and professional development workshops.
I encourage you to support this dynamic organization through membership and discover the many benefits your participation will reap for you and the community.
The CAUCUS needs your support and energetic involvement as we continue working to make progress in the library community. Together we will make a difference.
Have you purchased your gala tickets yet? Hurry. Ticket prices increase soon.
Come celebrate our 50th anniversary as we honor our author award winners!
Distinguished author award winner
Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of 32 books, including THE UNDEFEATED, illustrated by Kadir Nelson and HOW TO READ A BOOK, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Young Adult winner
Khristi Lauren Adams is an author, speaker and ordained minister. Her new book, Parable of the Brown Girl will be released in February 2020. The book highlights the cultural/historical and spiritual truths that emerge from the lives of young black girls.
Children's book winner
Ama KariKari Yawson is an author, attorney, educator and motivational speaker. In 2015, she created the folkloric character Kwanzaa Nana for her Kwanzaa series. Her first book picture book, Sunne's Gift, is about a magical being (magbee) with spirally hair that grows toward the sun named Sunne.
NEXT MEETING: March 2020
President's Message- Dana M. Sinclair
I am Dana Tomlin your president for 2019-2021. A little bit about me, I am an electronic resource librarian at SUNY Old Westbury on Long Island New York. I have been a librarian for a little over ten years with experience in the public as well as academic. I enjoy community service especially serving the library community. Serving as president over these next two years is an honor and a privilege and I am very excited to be here.
Many wonderful things are happening inside of NYBLC. Membership has increased and it is now our favorite season, scholarship season! A big part of our work is ensuring that those wishing to pursue education in this field, are able to do so. Through advocacy as well as our scholarship program we seek to help those that we can. Whereas each year we provide 2 students; one library science student and one undergraduate looking to pursue a degree in library science, with a scholarship. Check out our scholarships page for more information!
We are also looking to expand our reach by incorporating more meet and greet events to gather together beyond our bimonthly membership meetings. Lookout for these and other announcements via our Facebook page, Instagram @NYBLCroundtable or here on our website!