ACRL/AFAS Publication and Research Committee


Produces the AFAS newsletter, a section brochure, and maintains and updates the content of the AFAS web page and social networking applications; identifies needed research, encourages collaboration in research, facilitates the acquisition of skills related to research and publishing, and promotes an awareness of existing and ongoing research related or applicable to African American Studies librarianship and resource; oversees ongoing work on the core list of books for African American Studies.


Dr. William C. Welburn (Chair, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011)
Mr. John Auther Alston, III (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011)
Kathleen E. Bethel (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011)
Sharon D. Johnson (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Ms. Akilah S. Nosakhere (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011)
Vicki Smith-Miller (Member, July 1, 2010, to September 22, 2010)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2010. Last retrieved on 08/29/2016. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


The committee composition is determined by section leadership.

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