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Grand Hyatt Atlanta (Buckhead)
3300 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

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Thursday, August 10


NCAAL 10 Travel Grant Presentations

Thanks to the Executive Board’s donation five $1,000 NCAAL X Travel Grants were made available to attend the NCAAL 10.   The grants were designed to encourage conference attendance for a librarians in the first five years of their career.  Four librarians completed the application process.

Applicants explained how their work in a library setting has addressed an identified community need, provided an innovative approach to service and had a measurable impact or improvement in service.  They also had to create a unique and entertaining video/PowerPoint, Keynote or iMovie documenting their library story of success. 

Join them as they showcase their visual presentations at the conference.













Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house established in 1986. It has companies in London, New York, Sydney and New Delhi. Its four divisions include Bloomsbury Academic and Professional, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's... Read More →

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Jina DuVernay

Reference Librarian, Alabama State University
My name is Jina DuVernay and I am the Reference Librarian at Alabama State University. I graduated from the University of Alabama with a Masters in Library and Information Science. I completed my first year as a librarian in May of 2017. During my first year, I sought out opportunities... Read More →
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Shamika Fusco

Children's Outreach Librarian, Phillis Wheatley Community Library, Rochester Public Library System
Travel Grant Recipient
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Gemmicka Piper

Academic Resident Librarian/Reference and Instruction, Miami University
Travel Grant Recipient I have a PhD in English. My concentration was 20th and 21st century African American Literature and Culture. I specialized in Black Feminism and Popular Culture. I got my MLIS and currently work as a Academic Resident/Visiting Assistant Librarian at Miami University... Read More →
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Louise Smith

Multimedia Librarian, Benedict College
Travel Grant Recipient

Thursday August 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Azalea (Grand Hyatt Buckhead) 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Saturday, August 12


Doing the Necessary Work to Save Our Youth

Join Khary Lazarre-White as he shares his over twenty years of work with Bro/Sis, a community based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing youth into empowered critical thinkers and community leaders.  Founded in 1995, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) provides comprehensive, holistic and long-term support services to youth who range in age from eight to twenty-two. Bro/Sis offers wrap around evidence-based programming.  An excellent model for youth engagement.



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Khary Lazarre-White

Executive Director of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, Author
Khary Lazarre-White is a social justice advocate, attorney and activist who has dedicated his life to the educational outcome and opportunities for young people of color at key life stages. His support base is far-reaching and diverse, built over the past twenty years as co-founder... Read More →


Sawubona! Libraries Catalyzing Community Change

If you ever get the chance to travel to South Africa, instead of a “hello”, you may instead be greeted with the Zulu phrase Sawubona (see:ya:wu:bow:nah), “we see you”. Instead of a passive hello, this Zulu greeting is an intentional acknowledgment and active witnessing of the presence of other and their place in their community.  IMLS hopes to inspire and support more of the library field, civic institutions, the philanthropic community, community and local non-profits and to affirm to our communities, Sawubona!

IMLS is gathering input from the library, museum, and community revitalization fields to develop frameworks, tools, and resources to support staff skill-building needed to help transform the connections libraries have with their communities.  The Community Catalyst Initiative intends to support libraries as they develop a deeper understanding of how they can partner with their communities to bring about positive change around a shared vision or goal. During this session, BCALA members will delve into the recent findings shared in IMLS’s recent publication “Strengthening Networks, Sparking Change: Museums and Libraries as Community Catalysts” and explore how their institutions can best leverage federal investments and their own local assets to best support their communities.  As IMLS move forward with the Community Catalyst Initiative and other legacy funding priorities like the National Leadership Grant for Libraries, it hopes to explore the role of libraries in community development and for participants at BCALA to share their thoughts on how IMLS and the field can be enablers of community vitality and co-creators of positive community change.



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Dr. Marvin Carr

Sr. Advisor, Office of the Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services
Dr. Marvin D. Carr is a national thought leader and policy maker on issues ranging from ensuring equitable access to opportunities for youth to expanding access to quality Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and training. He was appointed the Sr... Read More →


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