MLA is pleased to announce the winners of an MLA scholarship to attend the 4th National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) in St. Pete Beach, FL, October 5-9, 2022. The following four members have been selected to receive registration support for the conference:
- Brianna Chatmon
- Jorge E. Perez, AHIP, Calder Medical Library of the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL
- Vedana Vaidhyanathan, Alumni Medical Library, Boston University, Boston, MA
- Jamia Williams, Drake Memorial Library, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY
MLA wishes to extend grateful thanks to MLA affinity caucus leaders Seema Bhakta, AHIP, Naomi Bishop, AHIP, and Carl Leak, AHIP, who promoted the scholarship, reviewed applications and selected scholarship recipients.
JCLC aims to bring together a diverse group of librarians, library staff, library supporters, and community participants to explore issues of diversity in libraries and how they affect the ethnic communities who use their services. The conference includes speakers, skills building workshops, research-based panels, networking opportunities and exhibits.
The conference is sponsored by the five National Association of Librarians of Color (NALCo), including American Indian Library Association (AILA), Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA).
Watch MLAConnect this fall for a series of blogposts where scholarship winners will share an account of their conference experience.