|Titusville Library Branch Manager Amanda Jenkins, Tina Samuel, Floyd Council|
Kudos to Tina Samuel of the Titusville Branch Library. She has been selected to represent the Birmingham Public Library at the 3rd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, to be held September 26-30, 2018, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Samuel, a 30-year BPL employee, won an essay contest established by BPL Executive Director Floyd Council in which BPL staff of color were asked to write about library diversity and how attending the conference would help them fulfill their dreams in the library profession.
In an interview Samuel said she is excited and looking forward to attending the conference. Samuel will talk about her experience at the BPL Annual Staff Day on October 18, 2018. “It’s going to be awesome and I look forward to bringing back some knowledge I can share with my fellow employees,” she said.
The conference is organized by the Joint Council of Librarians of Color, Inc. (JCLC Inc.) which brings together the American Indian Library Association (AILA), the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), and REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-speaking. For more information, click here: http://www.jclcinc.org/jclc-2018/