The Future of
Black Librarianship


Toward creating a national, virtual, program-independent student organization for Black/African American MLIS students

Funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Award

iBlackCaucus Launch Day

Join us on October 28, 2022 for the official iBlackCaucus Launch Day!

BCALA sponsors a student-designed and led virtual, national organization for Black/African American LIS grad students. Help us celebrate!

Seasoned librarians and allies are welcome.


Keynote Talk: 1:30 pm EST/10:30 AM PST

“‘A Hundred Miles Deep: Two-Thousand Degrees Squeezed to Bursting Brilliance’: Insurgent Black Librarianship and the Chicago State University MLS”

featuring Dr. Kimberly Black

Associate Professor, Chicago State University MLIS Program

'Real Talk' Panel Discussion: 3:30 PM EST/12:30 PM PST

Take part in a grad student-led discussion on the role of Black/African Americans in LIS and BCALA.

iBlackCaucus Launch Social: 6:30 pm EST/3:30 pm PST

Meet other LIS grad students in a Black librarian trivia and game night.

Hosted by Supermix Entertainment

Black Library Excellence

Established in 1970, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) was formed to serve as an advocate for the development, promotion, and improvement of library services and resources to the nation’s African American community; and to provide leadership for the recruitment and professional development of African American librarians.

Contact bcala
P.O. Box 174, New York, NY 10159-0174
Phone: 917-856-8923