Mission Statement
It is the mission of the African American Studies Librarians Section to study librarianship and collection development as it progresses and relates to African American Studies collections; to conduct ongoing evaluation and discussion of research in African American Studies; to focus on resource sharing, archival materials, bibliographic control, retrospective collecting/purchasing, mechanized information, retrieval selection policies and procedures, oral history, and others as they relate to collection development and librarianship of African American Studies.

  • About AFAS
  • AFAS Governance Procedures [PDF]
  • AFAS Leadership
    (Executive Committee and Committee Chairs)
  • Leadership Manual [PDF]
    (A guide to the organization, procedures, and policies of AFAS)
  • AFAS Committees
    (Committee Charges, Chairs, and Rosters)
  • African American Subject Funnel Project  DEACTIVATED  2014
    The African American Subject Funnel Project was constituted in the Spring of 2000 in order to contribute subject headings for inclusion in Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) through the SACO (Subject Authority Cooperative) Program of the PCC. This project developed through collaborative efforts between the Library of Congress and the African American Studies Librarians Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
  • AFAS History:20th Anniversary Program [PDF]