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con·nect | \ kə-ˈnekt \
connected; connecting; connects
Definition of connect
joining or linking things together, especially so as to provide access and communication.
cul·ti·vate | \ ˈkəl-tə-ˌvāt \
Definition of cultivate
: try to acquire or develop (a quality, sentiment, or skill)
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Definition of collaborate
to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor
At this time, when many of us are quarantined and feeling secluded with many questions on how your library can move forward. We hope this virtual summit will help you find answers as well as give much needed time to network with your peers. Together we are strong! Together we are powerful! And together we will make it happen! Please join us in a two-day virtual summit to Connect, Cultivate, & Collaborate. We are very excited to highlight our members in these virtual workshops, as well as promote some amazing authors and their works.
"You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas."
– Shirley Chisholm
50 Years Later: What We Can Learn From E.J. Josey
Marketing and Branding Your Library Program
Black Caucus American Library Association Virtual Conference Opening
Parable of the Brown Girl: The Sacred Lives of Girls of Color - Author Talk
The Woman God Created You To Be - Author Talk
ALA and the 21st Century
Skilled Up! How Black Librarians can Re-Skill and Re-purpose their careers in the 21st century
Solutions to Go Digital - Virtual Experience Design
Taking Stock: Financial Choices During Turbulent Times
American Library Association Welcome Address
After careful consideration and based on the growing outbreak of the coronavirus in the U.S., we postponed our National Conference African American Librarians XI Conference (NCAAL XI).
The Virtual Summit does not takes place on the dates of the originally scheduled NCAAL XI Conference. Our goal is to provide a virtual experience that enables attendees to participate in a live streaming, multi-track virtual conference. If time doesn’t permit participation May 15-16, content from the entire activity will be available to members on a learning platform. The Black Caucus American Library Association focus is to bring quality programming by way of insightful Librarians, Authors and presenters.
This summit is the first of its kind for our illustrious organization. We embrace the challenges and the new virtual reality it brings to our profession.
The BCALA 2020 Virtual Summit will be a full conference experience. BCALA recognizes and greatly appreciates the hard work and dedication the program committee and the Executive Board put into developing the summit .
The Virtual Summit is free for all.
We appreciate your support during this tumultuous time around the globe. We are committed to delivering you a quality Summit experience and will communicate updates regularly.
Unlike physical conferences where you can end up sitting through content you just don't need, Black Caucus American Library Association 2020 Virtual Conference is delivered entirely online. Dip in and watch the specific talks you need to transform your career, or catch them all. It’s up to you!View the schedule
Our speakers will be sharing their years of knowledge, strategies and experience. If you’re focused on growing professionally we've got you covered.Meet the speakers
We are excited to bring you amazing speakers with excellent content.