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.

Happy Holidays all;

During this holiday season I want to reach out and send my best wishes to all of you and your families.
This is a great time of year to visit with family and friends. I hope that everyone experiences some of the joy that comes from being with those you cherish the most.
Our Scholarship Ball was a huge success and I would like to thank everyone who participated and celebrated with us. Photos and financial updates will be posted soon.
In the spirit of this holiday season, I want to extend my thanks to all of you for everything that you do for the New York Black Librarian’s Caucus.
I hope to see all members at our next general meeting on January 20, 2018 we have some very important business to report on and vote on.

All the best and Happy New Year,
S. Michele Echols, President NYBLC


Member Recognition

Rebecca Rodd, 26, is an aspiring librarian from Huntington Station, New York. She is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in English, and is currently in her last semester of Queen’s College’s MLIS program. As a librarian, Rebecca hopes to build upon minority representation within libraries and create ways of uplifting minority communities. Rebecca has experience working in public health, as a result of her years interning at the CDC, and also holds managerial experience. She has spent time volunteering at the Queens Public Library’s Central branch. Her greatest passion lies in serving the community and showing others the benefits of reading and literacy. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family, photography, watching reruns of Criminal Minds, and of course, reading.