BCALA Committees


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,
  • monitoring nominations and committee appointments of ALA and its divisions.

Committee Chair:   Howard F. McGinn, PhD