Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC)


NEW: TSLAC JCLC Scholarship Opportunity

JCLC 2022: the 4th national joint conference of librarians of color

As a pilot project, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) intends to fund up to 15 scholarships of up to $3,500 to paid library staff of accredited libraries to attend the  Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) in St. Pete Beach, Florida scheduled for October 5-9, 2022. The scholarship will fund JCLC conference registration, travel within the United States, lodging, and meals.

Please review the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the New JCLC Scholarship Program (opens as a PDF).

Funding is provided by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) as a subaward of IMLS’ Grants to States Program under the Library Services and Technology Act.


TSLAC Scholarship Program Overview

Goals and Purposes

The scholarship program's goal is to provide and expand access to professional development opportunities that enhance the skills of the current library workforce and library leadership, and to advance the delivery of library and information services. 

The TSLAC JCLC Scholarship Program will provide:

  • Scholarship recipients an opportunity to build a network of other library professionals working to improve access to library services that support literacy and educational attainment.
  • An opportunity for scholarship recipients to attend a national conference and receive training around topics related to early childhood and family literacy, digital literacy, workforce and career readiness, lifelong learning, and strategies to respond to community needs effectively.
  • An opportunity to support recruitment, retention, and advancement efforts for Texas professionals within the field of library and information services. 

Deadline and Submission 

Completed applications and all required documents must be submitted in GMS by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time, Sunday, May 22, 2022. If you are unable to submit your application and/or required documentation via GMS, you may submit documents via mail, e-mail, or fax. Applications must be postmarked by the deadline. If you have questions about the TSLAC JCLC Scholarship Program, please contact Laura Tadena, Equity and Inclusion Consultant at 

Contact Information

Grants Support

The following staff members are available to assist with the JCLC Scholarship Program.

Laura Tadena
Equity and Inclusion Consultant


B. Wilson
Grants Administrator




Important Dates

Application Window

Application opens on Friday, April 15, 2022

Application closes on Sunday, May 22, 2022

Need Help? 
TSLAC staff will be available at the times listed  below for drop-in office hours.

(Registration in advanced is required.) 

Drop-in Office Hours
Every Friday, 4/15-5-20,
from 1-2 p.m.

Friday, 4/15/2022
Friday, 4/22/2022
Friday, 4/29/2022
Friday, 5/06/2022
Friday, 5/13/2022
Friday, 5/20/2022

Page last modified: May 13, 2022