African-American Studies Librarians Interest Group

Charge

Provides the resources—ideas, programs, discussion forums and networking opportunities—to support the development of African American Studies librarianship and resources in academic and research libraries.

Roster

Ms. Tahirah Z. Akbar-Williams (Convener, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
Ms. KYmberly Mieshia Dionn Keeton (Convener, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019)
Ms. Tahirah Z. Akbar-Williams (Incoming Convener, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019)
Ms. Glenda M. Alvin (Past Convener, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019)
Ms. KYmberly Mieshia Dionn Keeton (Past Convener, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/15/2019. Last retrieved on 07/15/2019. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

As of August 2018, the AASLIG had 352 members. Interest Group composition includes a convener and incoming convener.

Origin

The African-American Studies Librarians Interest Group was established by the ACRL Board of Directors at the 2016 Midwinter Meeting. Prior to this, the AASL IG was the African American Studies Section (AFAS).

Get Involved

Join an Interest Group
Beginning September 1, 2016, you can join the African-American Studies Librarians Interest Group through your ALA membership record, and participate through the interest group's ALA Connect space and the ACRL electronic mailing list. If you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas for discussion topics or events, please contact the conveners.