Librarians of Color ForumLeadership

Chair: Olivia Hasan, Hampton Public Library, [email protected]

Vice Chair/Chair Elect: Dorothy Hargett, Regent University Library, [email protected]

Regional Coordinator: Belinda Blue, Loudoun County Public Library, [email protected]

Regional Coordinator: Vivian Washington, Chesapeake Public Library, [email protected]

Regional Coordinator: Demetria D. Edwards, Henrico County Public Library, [email protected]

Social Media Chair: Katrina Lee Spencer, the University of Virginia Library, [email protected]virginia.edu

Academic Librarian Liaison, Alexandra Flores, William & Mary Libraries, [email protected]

Award Committee Chair: Kimberly Knight, Alexandria Public Library, [email protected]


 Librarians of Color Mission and Vision Statement

The mission of the Virginia Library Association Librarians of Color Forum is to inspire and empower and connect librarians and library staff of color through knowledge, opportunities, and mentorship. Additionally, our aim is to provide allies with opportunities to support Librarians/Library Staff of Color in professional growth, retention and overall success within the field.

The vision of the Virginia Library Association LOC Forum is to connect Librarians of Color by sharing national and local news of interest to promote information on scholarships, grants, and fellowships, committee and board appointment opportunities to ensure representation and inclusion, and to create formal and informal career mentorship pathways via social and continuing education events. 


 Topic: Bring Your Own Brush

Time: April 9, 2021 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/byob-bring-your-own-brush-registration-145311696195

Description:
Join the Virginia Library Association Librarians of Color Forum for Bring Your Own Brush, a virtual paint night event on Friday, April 9 from 6:30 pm - 8:30pm via ZOOM. This event is for librarians and library staff members to focus on self-care and self-love. We have 3 ways for you to participate:
  1. Reserve a paint kit and pick up in the Hampton Roads area. (free)
  2. Digital download from artist Tiffonyé. (free)
  3. Participate virtually by drawing in your own style or simply joining in the conversation. (free)

Register today to reserve your spot (and/or your paint kit if you are local to Hampton Roads).

Tiffonyé Michelle is a published African American abstract portrait artist, muralist, and LIVE painter whom resides in Charlotte, NC. Her work can be recognized by its lustrous colors and unique concepts, highlighting the beauty that she sees in the world around her. Although her art career has just begun, she is already considered a beacon in the art community and has plans to heal the community she grew up in by spreading positivity and love through art. She will host the virtual paint night event with the Librarians of Color!

Hosted by Tiffonyé Michelle and the Virginia Library Association Librarians of Color Forum


Past: March Webinar

Please find the Zoom recording for the Library Workers of Color Pursuing the MBA Degree AKA Master of Business Administration: A Virtual Discussion on the Opportunities and Challenges here:

https://zoom.us/rec/share/M7BtxtgvIkoyYbH1l3z-TGCgIntSNX4L5zRv2BQ7ULGOW8Dzg-wTdsHVGmf5SXIx.mZIrp3w5QwQ9rMvd?startTime=1616083368000