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AFAS Schedule at ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

May 23, 2013

The ACRL African American Studies Librarians Section will host the following meetings at the 2013 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois (June 27-July 2):

Executive Committee Meeting
Saturday, June 29, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Radisson Blue Hotel (RAD) Baltic/Bering

 

General Membership Meeting
Saturday, June 29, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
McCormick Place Convention Center (MCP) S505a

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

June 1, 2012

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)

December 1, 2011

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 Call for Nominations (deadline August 19, 2011)

August 11, 2011

The 2012 Nominating Committee (Joyce K. Thornton, Charlene Maxey-Harris, Bennie Robinson, & Rayette Sterling) is issuing a call for members who are interested in serving the section as vice chair/chair elect, secretary, and member-at large. If you are interested in serving in either of these positions, please submit your name to Joyce K. Thornton via email at jkthorn@library.tamu.edu by August 19, 2011.

The candidate for vice chair/chair elect, if elected will serve a 3-year term of office. The vice chair is expected to attend Section functions at ALA Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings, including the ACRL Leadership Council 1(2:30-4:00 p.m., June 22, 2012) in Anaheim, CA.

The secretary and member-at-large are expected to attend Section functions at ALA Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings during their terms of office.

Looking forward to hearing from you by August 19, 2011.

 

Joyce K. Thornton

Liaison to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History sought

June 25, 2011

AFAS is seeking a member to serve as as the ACRL Liaison to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).

The deadline for applications is July 15, 2011.  Please submit the application form to Rebecca Hankins (rhankins AT library.tamu.edu).

From the ACRL Liaison Activities webpage:

ACRL has a rich history of working with its membership to establish and cultivate relationships beyond ALA. Liaison relationships allow ACRL to systematically identify, develop, and maintain productive channels for formal and informal dialogue as well as partnerships for research, exchange of ideas, discussion of common standards and practice, joint publication, and pursuing common goals with other organizations interested in higher education. Liaisons are to help organizations understand the value-added asset libraries can bring to their respective missions and goals.

AFAS Reception at ALA Annual Conference (June 25, 2011)

June 2, 2011

Honoring Our Ancestors: Librarians and Scholars

A Reception for AFAS Members and Guests

Saturday, June 25, 2011
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
New Orleans African American Museum
Located in Treme, the oldest surviving black community in the United States

1418 Governor Nicholls Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

RSVP on Facebook
or
rhankins AT library.tamu.edu

Africana subject specialists and their guests are inivted to share with AFAS librarians as we pay tribute to those librarians and scholars who have, and continue to, strengthen the field of Africana Studies.

Prizes, Refreshments, networking and fun!

See you in New Orleans!

AFAS at ALA Annual in New Orleans

May 20, 2011

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.

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