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 *Call for Proposals – Deadline extended to October 1, 2011*

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The deadline has been extended by an additional 2˝ weeks!****

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The *2012 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, JCLC 2012: Gathering at
the Waters: Celebrating Stories and Embracing Communities* will take place
from September 19-23, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.   The mission of JCLC
is to advance the issues affecting librarians of color within the profession
and to also explore how best to serve the incredibly diverse and changing
communities that use our libraries.****

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*The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color is a conference for everyone* and
brings together a diverse group of librarians, library staff, supporters,
trustees and community participants to explore issues of diversity inclusion
in libraries and how they affect the ethnic communities who use our
services.  JCLC deepens connections across constituencies, creates spaces
for dialogue, promotes the telling and celebrating of one’s stories, and
encourages the transformation of libraries into more democratic and diverse
organizations.  This groundbreaking event is sponsored by the five ethnic
caucuses: the American Indian Library Association <http://www.ailanet.org/>
 (AILA), Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association<http://www.apalaweb.org/>
 (APALA), Black Caucus of the American Library
Association<http://www.bcala.org/>
 (BCALA), Chinese American Librarians Association
<http://www.cala-web.org/> (CALA),
and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to
Latinos and the Spanish Speaking <http://www.reforma.org/> (REFORMA).  JCLC
2012 follows the first gathering in 2006 in Dallas, Texas.****

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The 2012 JCLC Steering Committee invites you to submit a proposal for a
presentation at the conference.  Proposal submission deadlines are listed
below.****

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*JCLC Tracks and Topics*****

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JCLC 2012 seeks conference session presentations in all areas of diversity,
including, but not limited to, the topics below.  Ideal sessions will either
provide insights, skills, tools and strategies that stress solutions,
implementation and practical applications; highlight exemplary programs,
approaches and models; facilitate constructive dialogue, interaction, and
understanding around significant issues affecting conference constituencies;
or discuss efforts to create more inclusive environments, programs and
curriculum. ****

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* •   Advocacy, Outreach and Collaboration*****

*Marketing; outreach to diverse populations; community collaborations; user
spaces; public policy; health education; using census data and other
government information; cultural programming; services to and rebuilding of
communities hit with disaster; research; undocumented, urban, rural and
low-income communities; etc.*****

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*•   Collections, Programs and Services*****

*Ethnic and multicultural collections; film and music; information literacy;
children’s, youth and adult programming; programs for diverse populations;
reference; instruction; grant funded programs; technical services; archives;
preservation; documenting traditional knowledge; research;
cataloging/subject headings/controlled vocabulary; etc.*****

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*•   Deep Diversity and Cultural Exchange (understanding and valuing
differences)*****

*Increasing awareness and tolerance of “minorities”; disabilities; gender;
celebrating elders; religion; sexual orientation/LGBT populations;
nationality; sharing traditional knowledge; serving the incarcerated;
immigrant and refugees; cross cultural issues; transnational communities;
multiculturalism; best practices and model programs; etc. *****

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*•   Leadership, Management and Organizational Development*****

*Administration; staff development/training; recruitment and retention;
leadership; organizational culture; management; cultural competencies;
mentoring; assessment; mid-career strategies; staff and paraprofessional
issues; conflict resolution and mediation; re-organization and
re-structuring; leading during tight economic times; institutional change;
research; fundraising; etc.  *****

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*•   Technology and Innovation*****

*Teaching and learning; emerging technologies; e-repositories; social
networking applications; digitization; equal access for users; library
tools; e-books; mobile devices; widgets; mashups; online learning and
collaboration; open access movements; social aspects of technology and
implications for use; videos; etc.*****

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*Session Formats*****

All sessions are 75 minutes long and may take one of the following formats:*
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*•   *Panel****

*•   *Individual Paper/Presentation****

*•   *Roundtable****

*•   *Workshop****

*•   *Poster Session****

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**JCLC will also accept proposals in different formats (other than those
listed above) that will excite, engage and create a new learning environment
for conference attendees******

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*Submission Guidelines*****

All proposals must be submitted to the Joint Conference of Librarians of
Color website at:www.jclc-conference.org****

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*Deadline*****

All proposals must be received by midnight PST on *October 1, 2012*.  No
late submissions will be accepted.  Notifications of proposal selection will
be made on a rolling basis beginning on November 1, 2011 and ending on
December 15, 2011. ****

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*Selection Criteria*****

All proposals will be blind reviewed (without author identification) by the
JCLC Program Committee.  Proposals are evaluated on quality and clarity of
content, uniqueness of topic, relevance to conference attendees, ability to
engage the audience, and the relationship of the proposal to the mission of
the conference. ****

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*Questions*****

Many questions can be answered on the JCLC website at:
www.jclc-conference.org Questions may also be sent to Alanna Aiko Moore,
JCLC Program Committee Chair, [log in to unmask]****

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*Carpe Diem*

“Life is not anything, but an opportunity for something.”
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