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Black Caucus Round Table is pleased to announce Ashley Bryan Award, honoring a Black author for their work promoting humanity, diversity, culture and community in children’s literature. The award will be presented at the TLA 2024 Annual Conference.


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.

Officers  2023-2024

Chair, Sharlisa Addison
Chair-Elect, Dr. Felice Sanders-Johnson
Past-Chair, Bea Saba
Councilor, Brandi Grant
Alternate Councilor, Meridith Derrick
Secretary, Hannah Terrell
Webmaster, Claudine Myles
Social Media, Muriel St. Julian

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2023 BCRT Author Session with Jerry Craft

Black Caucus Round Table thanks Jerry Craft for an amazing author session during the annual 2023 Texas Library Association. We were literally full after the introduction roast by Kwame Alexander and the presentation from Jerry Craft. We are truly grateful and thankful for your books, as they make positive impact in the lives of all that read them and looking forward to what is to come.


Thank you to our 2023 BCRT Author Brunch Sponsors. We appreciate you and your support.

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Black Caucus Roundtable Reception

Fri, April 21, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Austin Public Library- Special Event Center

The Black Caucus Round Table Reception is a welcoming and celebratory place for African American librarians, staff and non-members to meet, greet, reconnect and network with other African Americans in the library.

BCRT Bi-Monthly Meetings


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