The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) announces its 12th National Conference of African American Librarians.

The conference will be held July 11-16, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites. The conference theme is Culture Keepers XII: Unity in Diversity: Stronger Together in the African Diaspora. The conference co-chairs are Mahasin Ameen and Rhonda Oliver.

Conference tracks include but are not limited to:
  • Advocacy
  • Technology
  • Information Literacy
  • Medical/Health
  • Programming Ideas
  • DEI Best Practices
  • Black Consciousness Principles
  • International Relations Across the African Diaspora
  • Emotional Labor
  • Academic Libraries
  • Public Libraries
Information regarding registration, the call for proposals, and the call for volunteers is forthcoming. To Learn about the Previous NCAAL

About the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)

BCALA serves as an advocate for the development, promotion, and improvement of library services and resources to the nation’s African American community; and provides leadership for the recruitment and professional development of African American librarians.