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.
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African-American Studies Librarians IG Discussion List
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As of August 2021, the AASLIG had 452 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).
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 electronic mailing list. If you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas for discussion topics or events, please contact the conveners.