BCALA Committees

BCALA carries out its work through the use of committees. Each committee has a specific purpose, defined at the time it is established

Chapter Affiliates

Charge: Shall serve as the liaison between non-voting affiliate members in accordance with Article III, the Chapters in accordance with Article X, and the Black Caucus Executive Board; solicit state or local organizations of Black library and information service personnel to affiliate with the Black Caucus as Chapters; maintain and transfer as appropriate records and files on non-voting affiliate members and Chapters. 
link: Affiliated Chapters

Committee Chair:  Andrew P. Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako) 


Affirmative Action Committee

Charge: Shall prepare the organization's Affirmative Action Position Statement; keep abreast of affirmative action legislation, national, state and local, as it relates to Black Caucus activities; advise the Executive Board and membership of affirmative action activities as appropriate; establish procedures for Executive Board review and approval on: gathering and publishing affirmative action data; receiving and acting on affirmative action complaints; receiving and supporting affirmative action cases; monitoring ALA's affirmative action policies and practices; and monitoring nominations and committee appointments of ALA and its divisions. 

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Awards Committee

Charge: In accordance with the awards manual and procedures reviewed and approved by the Executive Board, shall administer the Black Caucus awards; solicit nominations, select the recipient, and present the Annual Distinguished Service Award; present, in conjunction with the President, Certificates of Appreciation and Special Recognition Plaques.

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