JCLC 2022 Conference Fundraising Event

We’re gearing up for JCLC 2022! The 4th National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color will be held October 5-9, 2022, at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida. The conference is organized by JCLC, Inc., a nonprofit organization that advocates for and addresses the common needs of the five ethnic affiliate associations of the American Library Association (ALA): the American Indian Library Association (AILA), the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking. We hope you’ll make plans to join us!

To make this event as successful as previous years, we’re kicking off our fundraising efforts with the first of two gaming and social events on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 4-5:30 p.m. PST. During this event, the JCLC 2022 Steering Committee will gather with us to unveil the conference theme. There will be online games like Pictionary, Taboo, and Spyfall, and a virtual space for networking and socializing. The second event will be on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at 1-2:30 p.m. PST.

Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite for the April 24 event. We are asking for a $50 donation; however, the minimum donation is $1. There are seats for only 300 participants per session, so get your tickets today!

Can’t make the social events? There are other ways to support us, including Amazon Smile or a direct donation via Paypal. We thank you for your support of JCLC 2022.

Game on!

AzLA + KR Invite you to share your LIS hiring and workplace experiences

Dear Current or Future Member of the Arizona Library, Archives, Museums Workforce,

The Arizona Library Association (AzLA) and the Knowledge River program (KR) at the University of Arizona iSchool have co-created this anonymous survey for BIPOC people who are serving or are preparing to serve in Arizona libraries, archives, and museums.

You are being asked to participate in an online survey conducted by the Arizona Library Association (AzLA) and the Knowledge River program (KR). The purpose of this research is to collect, analyze and descriptively synthesize information from current and aspiring BIPOC library and information workers regarding their experiences in applying, interviewing, hiring, training, and mentoring in Arizona library, archives, and museum positions.

AZLA will publish findings to inform the profession and suggest strategies to strengthen hiring practices, retention, and mentorship of BIPOC staff in Arizona libraries, archives, and museums. The results of the study may be reported in presentations, publications, or other media venues. As a participant in this study, you will be asked to spend up to 30 minutes of your time completing a fully secure online survey. Personal identifying information is not requested or required. All information collected, including survey results, will be kept strictly confidential, except as may be required by law. Publication results from this research will not include personally identifying information by name or any other means.

Participation in this study is strictly voluntary. If you wish to terminate your participation, do not proceed in filling out the survey form. You will not receive any payment for filling out this survey. There may be no direct benefit of participating in this study; however, information obtained in this study may help future library science graduates and Arizona library institutions in terms of their application, interviewing, and hiring processes, and training and mentoring practices.

Thank you for making time to complete this survey.



Dr. John Walsh

AzLA President