Call for Volunteers: JCLC 2022 Conference

Dear CALA Colleagues and Friends:

The Joint Council of Librarians of Color (JCLC, Inc.) formed in June, 2015 as a nonprofit organization that advocates for and addresses the common needs of the American Library Association five ethnic affiliates including AILA, APALA, BCALA, CALA, and REFPRMA. JCLC 2022 Conference is the 4th National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color and will be held October 5-9, 2022, at the beautiful TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida. The JCLC Board and Steering Committees have started the preliminary work and this time it has 9 Steering Committees. They are:

Awards & Scholarships
Concurrent Programs, Poster Sessions & Proceedings Committee
Conference Planning, Logistics & Local Arrangements Committee
Exhibits & Placement Center Committee
Finance Committee
Fundraising & Sponsorships Committee
Marketing & Conference Website Committee
Pre-Conferences, Keynotes & Authors’ Events Committee
Registration & Conference Evaluation Committee

In order to plan, organize, and execute the conference in 2022, each Steering Committee need your help, inputs, and voices as volunteers. You will work not only as a professional but also cast votes for CALA as our representatives.

Here is the JCLC Volunteer Form. So far, no deadline of submitting your choices are set.

Please kindly note that this volunteer work is a two-year commitment. It is at national level. You (either one or more than one member from CALA) will represent CALA to vote on issues related to committee business as CALA’s voice. You have a choice of picking three possible committees and the Steering Committee Co-Chairs will select you based on your interests and experiences. If you would like to gain skills and experiences in the national committees and network with other colleagues across the country, we strongly encourage you to seize this opportunity and participate in the volunteer work for our ethnic affiliates of ALA.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask us. We hope to see you there!

Wenli Gao
CALA President Elect/Vice President 2020-21
Co-Chair of 2022 JCLC Conference Fundraising & Sponsorships Committee
Tel: (713) 743-8370

Fu Zhuo
CALA Immediate Past President 2020-21
Co-Chair of 2022 JCLC Conference Pre-Conferences, Keynotes & Authors’ Events Committee
Tel: (816) 235-1541