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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

Black Caucus Operating Procedures


Welcome New Officers and Keep up with us on Twitter!



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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May Staff Spotlight: Casey Rice

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In our TLA Staff Spotlight series, we will highlight a different Texas Library Association staff member each month. It’s part of our effort to make sure you know who the […]

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Between the Lines: May Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Jacqueline “Jacqui” Bridges-Sheppherd Texas Bluebonnet Award Coordinator Retired school librarian, Arlington ISD   What inspired you to become a librarian? I was always a reader and a lifelong learner, which […]

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