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

Welcome! 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.

Celebrating the BCRT 30th Anniversary in 2020

The Black Caucus Round Table (BCRT) marks 30 years in serving TLA, Texas librarians and libraries (1990-2020). To commemorate the anniversary year, we are launching with a Texas-wide donation drive –  $30 for 30 Years.  Your donation counts to help ensure future TLA BCRT planning and programs continue to thrive. Donations will open Friday, November 1, 2019 and continue through the close of December 31, 2020.

Learn more and donate today!

Don’t miss the BCRT Author Session Brunch at TLA 2020!


Kimberly Gay, Chair
Danielle McGhee, Chair-Elect
Doreen Boyd, Past-Chair
Qwame Nelloms, Secretary
Felice Sanders-Johnson, Councilor
Carolyn Tibodeaux, Councilor Alternate
Sonja Gaddy, Webmaster

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