Registration now open for first-ever Joint Conference of Librarians of Color


Macey Morales

JCLC Media Relations

For Immediate Release

March 23, 2006

Registration now open for first-ever Joint Conference of Librarians of Color

CHICAGO – Registration is now open for the first-ever Joint Conference of Librarians of Color to be held October 11 – 15, 2006, at the Adams Mark Hotel in Dallas. Over 3,000 librarians, exhibitors, publishers and authors are expected to attend to discuss issues affecting library services for diverse populations. Key topics include policy and collection development, program planning, advocacy and research.

“Gathering at the Waters: Embracing Our Spirits, Telling Our Stories,” is the conference theme and will cover three and a half days, with one full day of preconferences on Wednesday, October 11.

The conference will offer networking and information-sharing opportunities, cultural and city tours, entertainment, and a wide range of exhibitors showcasing the latest in products and services.

Librarians, students or library staff, or those who serve minority communities are welcome to register. Early-bird registration is available now through June 9. For more information and registration forms please visit

The conference is the first national conference to be held and sponsored by the five ethnic caucus associations affiliated with the American Library Association (ALA). The five caucus associations are 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 Provide Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking.