Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Interest Group

Charge

ACRL’s Asian, African and Middle Eastern Studies Interest 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.

Roster

Ms. Deepa Banerjee (Past Convener, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2023. Last retrieved on 12/06/2022. Members can log in and refresh the page to view full contact information for committee members.

Resources

ALA Connect Community

Asian, African and Middle Eastern Studies IG Discussion List
This discussion list is currently hosted through ALA Connect. In order to post to the list you will need to join the group’s ALA Connect Community and address all discussion list email messages to the Connect discussion list address  ALA-acrlaamesig@ConnectedCommunity.org.

When a message is sent to the new Connect email address, it will generate a post directly to your group’s ALA Connect community. Please note, your message will only be posted if you are a member of the Connect community. See steps below on how to join this community.

All ALA members automatically have an ALA Connect account connected to their ALA login. Non-members are welcome to create a free Connect account and have access to numerous resources, including being able to join this discussion group’s community.

For more helpful tips on using ALA Connect as a discussion list, please click here. Here is a direct link to create an account. Please also visit the Connect FAQ page for more information.

Before you post: please note job postings are prohibited on ALA Connect. Please see the Code of Conduct for more information.

Composition

As of August 2021, the AAMESIG had 433 members. Interest Group composition includes a convener and incoming convener.

Origin

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).

Get Involved

Beginning September 1, 2017, you can join the Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies 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

Lauren Carlton
Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
E-mail: lcarlton@ala.org