African-American Studies Librarians Interest Group


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.


Ms. Kymberly Mieshia Dionn Keeton (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 07/01/2018. Last retrieved on 06/23/2018. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


AASL IG listserv


As of August 2017, the AASLIG had 286 members. Interest Group composition includes a convener and incoming convener.


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 listserv. 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