with Gathering at the Waters: Celebrating Stories Embracing Communities as its theme, the JCLC is designed for librarians, library staff, supporters, trustees and community participants to explore issues of diversity in libraries and how they affect the ethnic communities who use our services. The four-day conference will include dynamic pre-conferences, opening and closing sessions with well-known speakers, author luncheons, skill building workshops, research based panels, interactive and varied programs, exciting exhibits, special events, and networking opportunities.
JCLC provides an opportunity to:
▪ Develop leaders and staff ▪ Experience exciting author talks and dynamic keynote speakers ▪ Compare different strategies for creating institutional change ▪ Sharpen and expand understanding and analysis of diversity in the profession ▪ Strategize on how to serve diverse and changing communities ▪ Share stories and experiences ▪ Build relationships with other librarians and organizations ▪ Have fun!
Advocacy, Outreach and Collaboration
Collections, Programs and Services
- Deep Diversity and Cultural Exchange
- Leadership, Management and Organizational Development
- Technology and Innovation