News & Events

BCALA-CT Black History Month Webinar:
"The Evolution of the Digital Navigator Program and its Importance in Communities" with Elaine Braithwaite, City Librarian, Bridgeport Public Library
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2023 at Noon EST
Zoom  registration

BCALA Meaningful Mentorship. Learn about
BCALA's Level Up Mentorship Program.
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 3:00PM EST/ 12  PST
Zoom registration

BCALA-CT Black History Month Webinar:
"100 Years of Fair Housing History" with Rashida Rattray, Education & Outreach Librarian, Connecticut Fair Housing Center
Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at 6:30PM
Slides (no recording)

Augusta Baker Diversity Series Spring 2022
This semester we are excited and proud to have National Associations of Librarians of Color (NALCo) members join us to talk about their organizations and the amazing work they're doing to enhance and diversify the library and information science profession! We also have FOUR other lectures/conversations with outstanding librarians and scholars in our field.
Register for Lectures or Watch Session Recordings

Call for Student Applicants! Breaking Barriers National Forum. Inviting Black/African American MLIS Students to take part in a national conversation on launching a BCALA-sponsored national, online student organization.
Apply by February 11, 2022 -

Mon. January 17, 2022 - MLK Celebration: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy of Social & Environmental Justice
BCALA-CT Panelists Topic: Supporting Black Youth in Crisis: What Would Dr. King Say? What Would Dr. King Do?  
Yale Peabody YouTube Recording

Save the Date: May 3 & May 4, 2022, The Connecticut Library Association (CLA) 2022 Annual Conference  
In Person at the Hartford Convention Center

Nov. 1, 2022, The Connecticut Library Association (CLA)  Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Fall Workshop:
What's Next?! EDI in Action, 10AM-2:30PM  

BCALA-CT Juneteenth  Emancipation Celebration.  
Thurs. June 17, 2021 at 6:00 -7:30PM EST. 

slides |  recording

Webinar: CT BookMobiles on the Move  5. 27.21
slides |  recording

Webinar: Diversity to Inclusion: How to audit your collection & why by Kymberlee  Powe,  Children /YA Consultant, CT State Library Division of Library Development
recording | slides |  resources

Using LibGuides to support racial justice & creative inclusive communities with Twanna Hodge, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Librarian, University of Florida

Activism, Anti-Racism, Dissent and Peaceful Protest
from Prairie View A&M University: John B. Coleman Library

Thursday, November 3, 2022 - Register now for Cornucopia of Rhode Island's Annual Mini Conference! This year’s theme is ‘Recruitment and Retention of Librarians of Color’.

The conference is free and virtual and will be held on Thursday November 3rd from 2:00-4:30pm.

Register here:

October 25, 2022, 3:00PM -7:00PM - Southern CT State University Fall Graduate Open House.

Registration here:

August 31, 2022, Meaningful Mentorship/BCALA's Level Up Mentorship Program. 3PM EST/ 12 PST. Register:

Mon. Feb 28, 2022 at 6:30pm.  Virtual presentation by Rashida Rattray - Topic: "100 Years of Fair Housing  History." Registration required.

Join Us, Oct. 12, 2021 for Intellectual Freedom 101 with CLA Intellectual Freedom Chair, Samantha Lee

New  Haven's Arts & Idea's Festival 2021, Virtual Event -BCALA-CT Member, Elise Browne Honored with Juneteenth Award.  Watch at the 47:26 mark.

9/29/21 One World Ideas & Action: Banned Books Week Event with Ta-Nehisi Coates, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Ibram X. Kendi, and more