BCALA Affiliates

Affiliate Information and Links to Affiliate Chapters

BCALA Affiliate Chapters

Connecticut Chapter of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association

This organization serves as the Connecticut Chapter of the national Black Caucus of the American Library Association. The Connecticut chapter of BCALA serves as an advocate for the development, promotion, and improvement of library services and resources to the state's African American community, and provides leadership for the recruitment, network, professional development, and mentoring of librarians and library para-professionals. The organization also serves the advancement, mentoring, and resource-sharing of both its members and those interested in the profession at any level. We also strive to provide and promote access to African American resources within the realm of our role in the profession, both collectively and in our individual organization.

Chicago Black Librarians Caucus

Ethnic Librarians and Staff Special Interest Group (Cincinnatiland North Kentucky)

Indiana Black Librarians Network (IBLN)

The Indiana Black Librarians Network (IBLN) shall be a statewide organization dedicated to the welfare and concerns of Black librarians and library employees with specific emphasis on recruitment and retention to the profession, employment in the field, and access to library services by Blacks.

Massachusetts Black Librarians Network, Inc.

New York Black Librarians' Caucus, Inc. (NYBLC)

Pennsylvania African American Library Association (PAALA)


Benefits of Affiliate Status with BCALA

  • A Complimentary one-year membership in BCALA for the current Affiliate President
  • A one-year rotating Affiliates seat on the BCALA Executive Board.
  • An "Affiliates Column" in the BCALA Newsletter for submissions of elections and membership news,programs, activities, special events or conferences.