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Promote partnerships between librarians of African American descent, and librarians serving the African American community.



The Black Caucus Round Table (BCRT) seeks to contribute to library service by promoting services to African Americans and opening channels of communication among African American librarians in all TLA divisions, round tables, and discussion groups. We’re govern ourselves by these policies: Black Caucus Operating Procedures.

Additionally, we’re home to the esteemed Ashley Bryan Award and a host wonderfully unique librarians from all parts of our library ecosystem. If you’d like to volunteer to be a part of our round table, then please click on the link provided to join. If you’re active on social media then please follow us at @BCRT_TLA on X  (formerly Twitter).

Congratulations to our BCRT Executive Officers 2024-2025!

Chair, 2024-2025 – Dr. Felice Sanders-Johnson
Chair-Elect, 2024-2025 – LaTrisha Milton
Past-Chair, 2024-2025 – Sharlisa Addison
Councilor, 2023-2026 – Brandi Grant
Alternate Councilor, 2023-2026 – Meredith Derrick
Secretary, 2024-2027 – Karama Mathis
Webmaster, 2024-2027 – Jean Darnell
Social Media, 2023-2026 – Muriel St. Julian
TLA Executive Board Liaison, 2023-2026 – Bea Saba

Coming up soon: MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Join us on June 4, 2024 at 6:30 PM CST for an informational session to learn more about the Ashley Bryan Award! See more details via the graphic and QR code below.


Missed us at #TXLA 24? Keep reading…

2024 BCRT Author Session with Tomi Adeyemi

Are you a fan of Tomi Adeyemi, the bestselling author of the Legacy of Orisha series?

Named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Tomi Adeyemi is a Hugo- and Nebula Award–winning Nigerian American writer and storyteller based in New York, New York. After graduating from Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she studied West African mythology, religion, and culture in Salvador, Brazil. Her first novel, Children of Blood and Bone, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Its highly anticipated sequel, Children of Virtue and Vengeance also debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Tomi’s Legacy of Orïsha trilogy is being developed into a feature film. Tomi can be found teaching creative writing at In 2020, she was named one of Forbes’s 30 Under 30 in Media, and her website was named one of the 101 Best Websites for writers by Writer’s Digest.

Update: If you missed the opportunity to attend the luncheon, then we have you covered with this brief photo gallery, which also celebrates our 2024 Ashley Bryan Award Winner, Theresa tha Songbird for her book, You So Black (image #3):

Thank you to our 2024 BCRT Author Brunch Sponsors:

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