ACRL-AFAS-L is the official discussion list of the African American Studies Librarians
Section, a part of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a 
division of the American Library Association.

This list is moderated.  Discussion topics should be relevant to the AFAS Mission 

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. 

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