Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Discussion Group


ACRL’s Asian, African and Middle Eastern Studies Discussion Group represents librarians and specialists in the field of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern area studies and advises ACRL, in cooperation with other professional groups, in those areas of library service that require knowledge of Asian, African and Middle eastern languages and cultures.


Ms. Deepa Banerjee (Co-Convenor, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Triveni S. Kuchi (Co-Convenor, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Aleah Price (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)

Displaying active committee roster as of 04/12/2024. Last retrieved on 04/12/2024. Members can log in and refresh the page to view full contact information for committee members.


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Asian, African and Middle Eastern Studies DG Discussion List
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The ACRL Executive Committee at its June 2023 Annual Conference Meeting, approved the transition of the ACRL AAMES IG to AAMES DG. The Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Interest Group was established by the ACRL Board of Directors at the 2017 Spring Executive Board Meeting. Prior to this, the AAMES IG was the Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Section (AAMES).

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Staff Liasion

Aleah Price
Program Coordinator
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association