BCALABlack Caucus of the American Library Association
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She received the BCALA for Leadership in the Profession Award in 1992.
Thomas (teacher, school librarian, library administrator, BCALA Trailblazer Award winner).
For regular communication with members, the organization publishes the BCALA Newsletter, and the BCALA Membership Directory, and maintains a Web page at www.
The BCALA meets at the ALA Midwinter and ALA Annual conferences.
BCALA has established several awards that include its literary award, award for excellence in librarianship, trailblazer's award for outstanding service, and other awards as determined by the BCALA Board, and the E.
The BCALA Literary Awards were founded by Alex Boyd, director, Newark Public Library, and Cecil Hixon, Adult Programming specialist, New York Public Library, to recognize outstanding works of fiction and nonfiction by African-American authors for adult audiences.
The first BCALA Trailblazers Awards were granted at the 20th Anniversary Celebration of BCALA in 1990 to E.
BCALA Literary Award committee invites winning authors and provides copies of books for sale and autographs.
For more information about exhibiting or the conference in general, visit the BCALA website at www.
Cleage's previous works include Deals with the Devil and Other Reasons to Riot, which was published by Ballantine in 1992, the New York Times best-seller What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day (an Oprah Book Club pick), A Blackwoman's Guide to the Truth, and her latest novel, I Wish I Had a Red Dress, the 2002 BCALA fiction winner.
The Black Caucus of the American Library Association announced the winners of its 2002 BCALA Awards for Excellence in adult fiction and nonfiction, first novelist and outstanding contribution to publishing.