Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Section


Represents librarians and specialists in the fields of Asian, African and middle eastern area studies.
The official AAMES committee rosters are listed below, and the AAMES website is available here.


Ms. Ruby A. Bell-Gam (Chair, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017)
Mr. Yue Li (Past-Chairperson, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017)
Doris J. Seely (Secretary, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Mr. David G. Hirsch (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Megan R. Griffin (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2016. Last retrieved on 05/26/2016. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

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As of August 2015, AAMES had 331 members. The committee composition is determined by section leadership.


The Asian, African and Middle Eastern Section was established in 1968.

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