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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.

Officers  2022-2023

Chair, Bea Saba
Chair-Elect, Sharlisa Addison
Past-Chair, June Johnson
Secretary/Treasurer, Qwame Nelloms
Councilor, Felice Sanders-Johnson
Alternate Councilor, Miriam Thomas
Webmaster, Claudine Myles
Social Media, Muriel St. Julian

Black Caucus Operating Procedures

BCRT 2023 Conference Sponsorship Letter

BCRT Bi-Monthly Meetings


Welcome New Officers and Keep up with us on Twitter!


A tribute to our own D.L. Grant on preserving our heritage and history through libraries provided by The Echo Project, a San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson. The project features poets reading their words about a local person in their community.


Tune in to CBS Sunday Morning, aired on July 24, and check our very own, Roosevelt Weeks, Director of Austin Public Library featured in the “Beyond books: The 21st Century public library.” You make us proud, Roosevelt. Congratulations!…


Congratulations to Kimberly Gay. She is featured in the Chronicles of Higher Education website. We are so proud of you, Kimberly. Keep rising and showing up. The world is watching and listening.

Note: Kimberly’s quote was used for the article, “Libraries Are the Great Equalizers.”


Thank you for joining us at the BCRT Author Session with Kwame Alexander and Bryant Terry

Thank you Chef Bryant Terry (above, right) and Kwame Alexander for your conversation remixing soul food ingredients and classic dishes in Terry’s newly released book, Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora.  Your insight on activism through writing, culture, and food was truly incredible.
Thank you to our 2022 BCRT Author Brunch Sponsors. We appreciate you and your support.

  • Austin Public Library
  • Capstone
  • Houston Public Library

BCRT Spotlight- Kimberly Gay

Congratulation to our very own BCRT member Kimberly Gay. She has been elected to the executive board of the International Honor Society for Library, Information Science, Information Technology. Click on the link to read more.


BCRT Spotlight-LaMoya N. Burks

Congratulations to LaMoya Burks on her appointment as interim executive director of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)!


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Between the Lines: November Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA Membership, TLA News

Nora Alicia Galvan Library Director, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (PSJA) ISD Library Services Department What inspired you to become a librarian? My inspiration is the idea of teaching the young minds of […]

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2023-2024 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List Released

TLA Annual Conference, TLA News, TLA Reading Lists

The Texas Library Association’s (TLA) 2023-2024 Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) Master List was announced at the Texas Book Festival in Austin on Saturday, November 5, 2022. As is tradition, students […]

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