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: August 15th (Virtual)
President's Message- Dana M. Sinclair
In light of all that has been going on in our world today, it is my hope that you all are safe and fairing well. At this time, we have chosen to postpone our 50th anniversary celebration gala until November 14th, 2020. In the mean time we ask that you consider joining us for this momentus occasion. We will hold our meetings remotely for the forseable future and look forward to working with all of you virtually. It is imperative that we as library professionals continue to provide the services needed to our communties in virtual copacities the best way that we can to ensure that all those who did it can have access. Practicing social distancing when we cannot and following the CDC guidlines, taking precausionary measures to do our part in limiting the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate all that you do to promote library services and our importance in our communties. Stay safe and healthy!
To become a member of NYBLC, you must also be a member of the New York Library Associaiton (NYLA).
To join NYLA & NYBLC, CLICK HERE.
Existing NYLA Members - to ADD NYLBC to your NYLA Membership:
Log-in to your NYLA account (click HERE), click ‘personal record detail’ from the left-hand menu – then click on ‘Add Sections / Round Tables’ from the list of options.
The online order will be reviewed and NYBLC will be added to the membership.*
* Please note that the expiration date for any secondary groups that you join will be the same as your primary NYLA membership, regardless of the when during your dues term they are purchased.