Category Archives: AFAS meetings

AFAS Schedule at 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia

AFAS will meet at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, PA (January 24-28):

Executive Committee Meeting
Saturday, January 26, 2014 8:30 a.m.
Location: Loews Philadelphia Hotel

General Membership Meeting
Saturday, January 26, 2014 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Meeting agendas will be available in the AFAS community of ALA Connect (login required).

AFAS at ALA Annual Conference, June 21-26, Anaheim, CA

AFAS will host the following meetings and programs at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA:

Executive Committee Meeting
Saturday, June 23, 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Disneyland Hotel, Explorer


General Membership Meeting
Saturday, June 23, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Disneyland Hotel, Explorer Monorail A

The AFAS 2013 ALA Conference Planning Committee will also meet during this time to plan for a program at the DuSable Museum in Chicago. Chicago-based librarians are especially invited to join the committee to assist with planning.


AFAS Program: HBCU Library Alliance – History and Accomplishments
Monday, June 25, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Anaheim Convention Center, 202A

AFAS schedule for Midwinter 2012 (Dallas, TX)

Join AFAS at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, January 20-24, 2012, in Dallas, Texas.  AFAS will host the following meetings.  All times are CST.

AFAS Executive Committee Meeting
Saturday, January 21, 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: Sheraton Hotel – Majestic Room 09

AFAS General Membership Meeting
Saturday, January 21, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Dallas Convention Center (DCC) – C143

AFAS at ALA Annual in New Orleans

Please join AFAS for the following meetings and reception at the 2011 American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana:

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Executive Committee Meeting
8:00 am – 10:00 am
New Orleans Marriott, Lafayette

General Membership Meeting
10:30 am – 11:45 am
New Orleans Marriott, La Galerie 6

Reception & Exhibit: Honoring Our Ancestors: Librarians & Scholars
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New Orleans African American Museum
1418 Governor Nicholls Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

Refreshments will be served.

AFAS Meeting Schedule at ALA Annual

Join AFAS at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, DC:

Saturday, June 26, 2010

  • Executive Committee
    8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Grand Hyatt Washington – Bulfinch
  • General Membership
    10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Grand Hyatt Washington – Latrobe
  • All Committees Meeting (all AFAS committees except Nominating)
    1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Grand Hyatt Washington – Independence B/C
  • Nominating 2011 (closed meeting)
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    Grand Hyatt Washington – Independence D

Sunday, June 27, 2010

AFAS at ALA Annual in Washington, D.C. (June 24-29, 2010)

Join AFAS for meetings and the section’s annual program at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

AFAS Annual Program

Digitization: Preserving and Open Access to African American Collections
Sunday, June 27, 2010, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Washington Convention Center – 152B

African American history is still incomplete. Digital collections opens up new possibilities for researchers to draw conclusions about the past, therefore, creating opportunities for new cutting edge information. This new technology enhances opportunities for libraries to develop digital projects. This program will enable participants to see benefits of beginning or refining current digitization projects and identify tools that will enable them to assess or enhance their programs within their home institutions.

Speakers: Ida E. Jones, Assistant Curator, Manuscript Division, Moorland Spingarn Research Center, Howard University; Ira Revels, Project Manager, HBCU-CUL Digital Collections, Cornell University; Robert Cox, Head, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

[May 4, 2010 - emended to include complete speaker list and program location]