The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color has received over 200 proposals for programs for the upcoming conference, September 19-23, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. The abundance of proposals is a clear indicator of the quality and diversity of programs that will be available to attendees.
Due to the high volume of proposals received, the JCLC Program Committee will begin notifying program coordinators on a rolling basis beginning December 1, 2011, with all accepted proposals being notified no later than January 15, 2012. Program organizers will be responsible for notifying all co-presenters and must ensure that each presenter registers and attends the conference. Program organizers may consult the Presenter FAQs for additional information.
Among the highlights of the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color will be the five programs curated by each of the associations organizing the conference. These first five programs demonstrate the diversity of the content available and the commitment of the conference organizers to this event.
-Beyond the Mainland: Serving Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (APALA)
-Navigating Indian Country: Library Services to Indigenous Communities (AILA)
-Perspectives on Academic Library Change, Culture and Future Leadership (BCALA)
-Taking Diversity One Step Further: Success Stories (CALA)
-Serving Latino Communities: Best Practices and Advice—Lightning Talk & Panel (REFORMA)
The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color is truly a conference for everyone! JCLC programs will be organized into five unique tracks, Advocacy, Outreach and Collaboration; Collections, Programs and Services; Deep Diversity and Cultural Exchange; Leadership, Management and Organizational Development; and Technology and Innovation.
Registration for JCLC will open on March 1, 2012.