On the Road Again...

On Friday, August 6, 2010, I will be a participant on a panel discussion at the Black Caucus of the American Library Association Conference in Birmingham, Alabama.  The “Defending the Right to Read:  Reality Fiction for Teens and Tweens, discussion will focus on the impact of Street Literature, its appeal to readers and how it especially affects young people.   I will be joining fellow librarians Keisha Garnett, Manager of the Indian Trails Public Library Division and Tamela Chambers, Bradwell School of Excellence in this lively discussion that is sure to spark a lively and healthy dialogue about the genre.  We hope to see you there.

I’m especially excited about attending this conference because I’m a first time attendee.  The opportunity to meet, network and learn from other African-American librarians is an experience I am definitely looking forward to.  Some of the speakers for the BCALA conference include:


Roland Martin

         Dr. Terrence Roberts, a member of the "Little Rock Nine"
    A Special presentation by author /son of the late Ray Charles, Ray Charles Robinson, Jr
        CNN Commentator, Roland S. Martin
    Authors Kim Wayans, Kevin Knotts and Bryan Terry
    A Special movie screenings of “More than a Bus” and “Hollywood Librarian”      
    My next post will include pictures and events from the conference, stay tuned!
Defending the Right to Read: 
Reality Literature for Teens and Tweens
Friday, August 6, 2010  -  8:00 am - 9:45 am
Sheraton Conference Center, Meeting Room D


  1. Go 'head on K.C.! I know the panel discussion will be phat-can't wait to hear more about how other librarians are using street lit.