CLBC events at CLA – November 2012

Please note the following events are scheduled for the annual CLA conference Saturday, November 3, 2012, and Sunday, November 4, 2012, at the San Jose Convention Center.

Poster Session

Saturday, November 3, 2012
“40 years of CLBC: African American Librarianship Then and Now”
12noon – 1pm
Exhibition Hall
Jenera Burton, Oakland Public Library; Reginald Constant, San Francisco Unified School District; Pat Toney, San Francisco Public Library

Since 1972, the California Librarians Black Caucus has been dedicated to expanding opportunities to African American in the library workplace. This poster presents the achievements of the men and women who have made contributions to African American librarianship in California.

Interest Group Meeting

Saturday, November 3, 2012
African American Librarians Interest Group Meeting
Marriott Willow Glen II

Conference Presentation

Sunday, November 4, 2012
“Cultural Impact of Social Networking and Computer Usage on African American Information Consumers”
Joseph Atkinson, Los Angeles Public Library; Sharon Johnson, County of Los Angeles Public Library; Pat Toney, San Francisco Public Library

An update on the usage patterns, preferences, computer ownership, and reliance on social networking among African American information users, and commentary on the cultural and social impact of changes in information access.

Session K
Track: Customer Service; Technology & Innovation
Sponsored by the African American Librarians Interest Group

Annual Joint Session

Sunday, November 4, 2012
CLBC Annual North-South Dinner & 40th Anniversary Observation
Billy Berk’s, 99 S 1st Street, San Jose.

A dinner celebrating the 40th Anniversary of California Librarian’s Black Caucus will follow the conference. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to by Friday, November 1st.

The 2012 Annual CLA Conference Program is available at

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Pat Toney, MLIS Facebook Curator ~ California Librarians Black Caucus Children's Services Outreach Librarian ~ Oakland Public Library Treasurer ~ Bibliotecas Para La Gente
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