THE FUTURE OF BLACK LIBRARIANSHIP
A virtual, program-independent student organization for Black/African American LIS graduate students
Funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Award
SPRING 2024 HAPPENINGS
BCALA sponsors a virtual, national organization for Black/African American LIS grad students.
JOIN BCALA for our open dialogues or student-only discussions and study hours. Check out our schedule.
Know an MLIS student or are you interested in a career in library and info science? Current and future LIS grad students are welcome to COMPLETE THIS FORM to become involved in iBlackCaucus.
iBLACKCAUCUS SPEAKER SERIES
WED., FEBRUARY 21, 2024
2pm EST/11am PST
Courage is Contagious:
Celebrating Black History Month amidst anti-Black Racist Propoganda
Open to BCALA members
Need accountability and community-building? Join other Black LIS grad students for monthly, guided weekend study sessions
Facilitated by student volunteers
MEET OUR IBLACKCAUCUS FELLOW
Malika Desire (MLIS/M.A. History of Art & Design ’25, Pratt Institute) is a library associate at the (NYPL) Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. A thespian and cultural heritage enthusiast, Malika hopes to blend her passions for art archives, theatre, and librarianship to celebrate Black traditions.
Read the iBlackCaucus team’s thoughts on how SCOTUS’ dismantling of affirmative action impacts Black librarianship.
CELEBRATING MOR THAN 50 YEARS OF