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Happy Holidays all

During this holiday season I want to reach out and send my best wishes to all of you and your families. This is a great time of year to visit with family and friends. I hope that everyone experiences some of the joy that comes from being with those you cherish the most.

In the spirit of this holiday season, I want to extend my thanks to all of you for everything that you do for the New York Black Librarian’s Caucus.

All the best and Happy New Year,
S. Michele Echols, President NYBLC 2016-2018


Upcoming Meetings 

General meeting will be held on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017 11AM - 1:00PM.

Location: TBA

Here are the upcoming dates for the General Meetings in 2017:

March 18, 2017 11am – 1:00pm location: TBA
May 20, 2017 11am – 1:00pm location: TBA
July 15, 2017 11am – 1:00pm location: TBA
September 16, 2017 -11am – 1:00pm location: TBA
November 18, 2017 - 11am – 1:00pm location: TBA



Website last updated on: December 19th , 2016

NYBLC Member Recognition Corner

Librarian luminaries Herbert and Mary Biblo have a combined 105 years of public service as Librarians. Herbert earned his MLS in 1970 from the University of Chicago Graduate Library School and Mary received her MLS from Rosary College (now Dominican University) also in 1970. They have both been unabashed advocates for freedom of information, underrepresented groups and professional development throughout their careers. The Biblos began their careers during the 1960s in Chicago and Herbert is currently Executive Director of the Long Island Resources Council. In 2010 Herbert received the Library Trustees Association of NYS Distinguished Service Award. He has also served as an ALA Councilor-at-Large and on numerous committees including the ALA Committee on Minority Concerns.

Retirement has not stopped Mary from continuing in professional activities; she is currently running for the ALA Council. Since 1970s Mary has had both elected and appointed professional positions on national and state levels including the Intellectual Freedom Committee, Committee on Minority Concerns, Chair, Coretta Scott King Award Task Force, etc. She also served as President of the Chicago chapter of the National Black Caucus of Librarians from 1980-1984. In 1996 she was awarded the Distinguished Service to BCALA Award. The Biblos have also been long time supporters of the New York Black Librarians’ Caucus Inc., and contributors to the Donna Hoke Scholarship. The brevity of this biography does not do the Biblos long careers justice, but it is evident that they have been at the forefront in Library professional development for their colleagues and especially people of color.

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