JCLC extends early bird registration to July 14

Contact: Macey Morales

ALA Media Relations



For Immediate Release

June 6, 2006

JCLC extends early bird registration to July 14

(CHICAGO) Early bird registration has been extended to July 14 for the first-ever Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC). The conference (October 11-16) will bring hundreds of library staffers from all types of libraries and backgrounds, diversity advocates and educators to Dallas to network and exchange ideas on how to better serve increasingly diverse communities.

With the theme "Gathering at the Waters: Embracing Our Spirits, Telling Our Stories," the conference will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on how to better serve ethnic communities. Its 100 programs will focus on literacy, equity of access, diversity best practices, multicultural collection development, recruitment, service delivery and much more.

The conference is not limited to ALA’s ethnic caucuses or persons of color, but is open to everyone in the library world who is interested in diversity issues and serves ethnic populations.

Conference fees are as follows:

Early Bird

(by 7/14) (by 9/8) (after 9/8)

Ethnic $225 $275 $325 $175



ALA $325 $375 $425 $275



Non-Causus $375 $425 $475 $275


Retired $149 $199 $249 $149


Student $99 $149 $199 $99

Exhibits $25 $25 $25 $25


To register or to get more information on the JCLC, please visit www.ala.org/jclc. Online registration is available, as well as forms to register by mail.

The JCLC is sponsored by the five ethnic caucus associations affiliated with 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.