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Africana studies specialists organizing at ASALH 2014 Convention


AFAS librarians join AAS librarians, archivists and Africana specialists to formalize connection with the ASALH

INAUGURAL MEETING  of the  Association of African American Librarians, Archivists & Curators,  a sub-unit of the Association of African American Life and History, Inc. will be held at the 99th annual convention at The Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee.

Networking Session
Thursday September 25
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Peabody Hotel Mezzanine Level
Forest Room A/V Room

Organizational Development Working Session
Saturday,  September 27
8:30 am – 9:00 am
The Peabody Hotel Mezzanine Level
Forest Room A/V Room


Gerald Holmes

Gerald Holmes Honored




Gerald Holmes Receives Special Award

Reference Librarian and Diversity Coordinator Gerald Holmes was honored recently with a special Outstanding Service Award by the African American Studies Program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro–UNCG.  In citing him for the award, which is not given on a regular basis, Director of African American Studies Tara Green noted that in addition to his primary responsibilities as a reference librarian and library liaison, Gerald serves on a variety of committees and organizations including the UNCG Black Faculty and Staff Association, and Chancellor Brady’s Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

AFAS Librarians Invited to ASALH 2014 Conference

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History

99th Annual Convention

The Peabody Hotel
Memphis, TN
September 24-28, 2014
2014 National Black History Theme:

Civil Rights in America

Deadline for submission of proposals: Saturday, May 31, 2014
Deadline for Early Bird Submission of proposals: Monday, April 7, 2014
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History has selected this theme to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and we invite all Americans and the global community to join us in exploring the history of equal rights for all.
All participants must be members by May 1st and registered by August 1st. There are no refunds for membership dues and none for registration fees after August 20th, 2014.  Early Bird Panels—those received by April 7th—and accepted for the program will receive preference in selecting the day and time of their sessions. May 31st is the deadline for all proposals.
Proposals must be submitted electronically on the All-Academic website at http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/asalh/asalh14/ . 
This link can be found at http://asalh.org/callforpapers.html  
While individual papers will be accepted, please note that all papers and presentations will be grouped together and formed into multi-presentation sessions (with rare, pre-approved exceptions). Moreover, a decided preference will be given to complete panels.  Please refer to the FAQ page for what constitutes a complete panel. 
   Association For The Study Of African American Life And History, Inc. (asalh@asalh.net)

Officers and Committee

Congratulations to incoming AFAS officers and new members!

 We look forward to a an exciting year


Chair—Malaika Grant
University of Minnesota
Vice Chair—Derrick Mosley
AUC Archives  Research Center
Secretary — Latanya Jenkins
Temple University
Member-At Large —Dr. Grace Jackson-Brown
Missouri State University
Liaison to ASALH — Glenda Alvin
Tennessee State University

ACRL Board LiaisonJulia M. Gelfand



Membership Committee
Dr. Ruth A. Hodges, Chair
South Carolina State University
Dr. Lynne Simpson, Oklahoma State University
Dee Holliday, Indiana University

Publication and Research Committee
Akilah S. Nosakhere, Chair
New Mexico State University Carlsbad
Tracey M. Hughes, University of Missouri
Holly A. Smith,  Spelman College
Dalena Estelle Hunter, UCLA Ralph Bunche Center
Jamillah R. Gabriel, Purdue University
Vivian Fisher, Baltimore Pratt Free Library





“Research and Scholarship in African American Studies”

Saturday, June 28 at 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Las Vegas Convention Center, Room 235


    Aaisha Haykal, Chicago State University

    “Continuing the life cycle of scholarship:
Digital Preservation and African American Studies”



          Karen Jean Hunt, Duke University

          “The Course Librarian: Taking a Stand in the Classroom”

Rebecca Hankins, Texas A&M University-College Station

“If You Build Them They Will Come:
Radical and Revolutionary Collecting at Texas A&M University”



“Research and Scholarship in African American Studies”

Saturday, June 28 at 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Las Vegas Convention Center, Room 235