Tuesday, September 27, 2011

CFP: 2012 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, JCLC2012

The deadline has been extended by an additional 2½ weeks!
Deadline extended to October 1, 2011

The 2012 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, JCLC2012: Gathering at the Waters: Celebrating Stories and Embracing Communitieswill take place from September 19-23, 2012 in Kansas City,Missouri.   The mission of JCLC is to advance the issues affecting librariansof color within the profession and to also explore how best to serve theincredibly diverse and changing communities that use our libraries.

The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color is aconference for everyone and brings together a diverse group of librarians,library staff, supporters, trustees and community participants to exploreissues of diversity inclusion in libraries and how they affect the ethniccommunities who use our services.  JCLC deepens connections acrossconstituencies, creates spaces for dialogue, promotes the telling andcelebrating of one’s stories, and encourages the transformation of librariesinto more democratic and diverse organizations.  This groundbreaking eventis sponsored by the five ethnic caucuses: the AmericanIndian Library Association (AILA), Asian/PacificAmerican Librarians Association (APALA), BlackCaucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), Chinese American Librarians Association(CALA), and the National Association toPromote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking(REFORMA).  JCLC 2012 follows the first gathering in 2006 in Dallas,Texas.

The 2012 JCLC Steering Committee invites you to submit aproposal for a presentation at the conference.  Proposal submissiondeadlines are listed below.

JCLC Tracks and Topics

JCLC 2012 seeks conference session presentations in allareas of diversity, including, but not limited to, the topics below. Ideal sessions will either provide insights, skills, tools and strategies thatstress solutions, implementation and practical applications; highlightexemplary programs, approaches and models; facilitate constructive dialogue,interaction, and understanding around significant issues affecting conferenceconstituencies; or discuss efforts to create more inclusive environments,programs and curriculum. 

 •   Advocacy, Outreach and Collaboration
Marketing; outreach to diverse populations; communitycollaborations; user spaces; public policy; health education; using census dataand other government information; cultural programming; services to andrebuilding of communities hit with disaster; research; undocumented, urban,rural and low-income communities; etc.

•   Collections, Programs and Services
Ethnic and multicultural collections; film and music;information literacy; children’s, youth and adult programming; programs fordiverse populations; reference; instruction; grant funded programs; technicalservices; archives; preservation; documenting traditional knowledge; research;cataloging/subject headings/controlled vocabulary; etc.

•   Deep Diversity and Cultural Exchange(understanding and valuing differences)
Increasing awareness and tolerance of “minorities”;disabilities; gender; celebrating elders; religion; sexual orientation/LGBTpopulations; nationality; sharing traditional knowledge; serving theincarcerated; immigrant and refugees; cross cultural issues; transnationalcommunities; multiculturalism; best practices and model programs; etc. 

•   Leadership, Management and OrganizationalDevelopment
Administration; staff development/training; recruitmentand retention; leadership; organizational culture; management; culturalcompetencies; mentoring; assessment; mid-career strategies; staff andparaprofessional issues; conflict resolution and mediation; re-organization andre-structuring; leading during tight economic times; institutional change;research; fundraising; etc.  

•   Technology and Innovation
Teaching and learning; emerging technologies;e-repositories; social networking applications; digitization; equal access for users;library tools; e-books; mobile devices; widgets; mashups; online learning andcollaboration; open access movements; social aspects of technology andimplications for use; videos; etc.

Session Formats
All sessions are 75 minutes long and may take one of thefollowing formats:

•   Panel
•   Individual Paper/Presentation
•   Roundtable
•   Workshop
•   Poster Session

**JCLC will also accept proposals in different formats(other than those listed above) that will excite, engage and create a newlearning environment for conference attendees**

Submission Guidelines
All proposals must be submitted to the Joint Conference ofLibrarians of Color website at: www.jclc-conference.org

All proposals must be received by midnight PST on October1, 2011.  No late submissions will be accepted.  Notifications ofproposal selection will be made on a rolling basis beginning on November 1,2011 and ending on December 15, 2011. 

Selection Criteria
All proposals will be blind reviewed (without authoridentification) by the JCLC Program Committee.  Proposals are evaluated onquality and clarity of content, uniqueness of topic, relevance to conferenceattendees, ability to engage the audience, and the relationship of the proposalto the mission of the conference. 

Many questions can be answered on the JCLC website at: www.jclc-conference.org Questions mayalso be sent to Alanna Aiko Moore, JCLC Program Committee Chair, at alannaaiko@gmail.com

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