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

Displaying active committee roster as of 11/15/2018. Last retrieved on 11/15/2018. 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.

Staff Liaison

Mariel Colbert
Program Coordinator
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL  60611-2788
Work: 312-280-5285
E-mail: mcolbert@ala.org