Simone Clunie, FAU Libraries Special Collections team member, will highlight her experiences and insights from attending the 2018 Joint Librarians of Color Conference (JCLC) “Gathering all Peoples: Embracing Culture & Community.” It is a rare and unique opportunity to attend this conference as it only occurs once every 4 years. In this presentation, learn about the issue of diversity in libraries, information equity and access, and ways to get involved. The JCLC represent 5 library organizations: 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 & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-speaking. Together each group has decades-long tradition of promoting the library and information needs of their constituent communities through various endeavors, including providing scholarships for students, awarding grants to libraries for cultural programing, acquiring and donating relevant library materials and advising ALA and other professional organizations of constituent concerns.
Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
S. E. Wimberly Library, LY 136
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431