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The New York Black Librarians’ Caucus had a wonderful time at the Harlem Book Fair, as part of the CSPAN Diversity in Books event. Panelists included Sandra Michele Echols, president of the New York Black Librarians' Caucus; Stacy Whitman, publisher of Tu Books; children’s book author and illustrator Javaka Steptoe; Syntychia Kendrick-Samuels, secretary of the New York Black Librarians' Caucus; and Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati, founder of African American Children’s Book Project. Please visit the link below to view the discussion.



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Next General Meeting-Saturday Nov. 19, 2016 11:00 – 1:00pm


115th Street Library
203 West 115th Street
New York, NY, 10026
(212) 666-9393


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NYBLC Member Recognition Corner

Ms. Tequila Davis is a Library Manager within the famous library system of New York, the New York Public Library. She received her B.S.( Bachelor of Science) in Business Management from the famous historical black college Paine College and her M.L.S. (Masters of Library Science) from  the world renowned Pratt Institute. She earned her position as senior librarian at the Hamilton Grange Branch Library. After her twelfth-year career as a senior librarian there, Tequila decided it was time for a change of scenery and pursued growth within the organization.  She acquired her own branch - the illustrious 115th Street Library.  She wanted to be able to impact communities where there is a need of education, advantageous programs and tailor-made type of services to help individuals to "grow outside the box".  " I am from this neighborhood and I know it is easy dealing challenging circumstances."  " I was lucky! I had help, my family (grandmother, mom and aunt) and my now Soror Crystal Crawford -7th/8th grade teacher (Commissioner at Los Angeles County Health Commission). She showed me options by taking my 7th Grade class to the private Ivy League Research University Dartmouth College and forming a big brother --big sister program.  It was through this experience I knew I can do more and be more in life.  I also knew I would always have to remember to help those that cannot help themselves."

In addition to managing, Tequila is a regular contributor to her branch neighborhood community board and district council. A lover of all things pretty and fashionable. A member of the Incomparable Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.

She oversees many programs located in her branch site, such as Literacy Leaders, Early Literacy, 2016 Innovation Project: Memory Circle, and much more. She is a firm believer of the famous quote by Oprah Winfrey, "Surround yourself with people who are going to lift you higher!"

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