The Information Professionals interest group is inclusive of all Librarians, Archivists, and Curators, who are members of ASALH work to support the annual programs of our parent body. We do this through:
- Promotion of research and scholarship of African American Studies and African Diaspora Studies;
- Preservation of African American history and Culture;
- Collaboration with other American Studies educators to endorse research and study of African Americans; and
- Partnership with African American studies scholars in the academy and in the African American community.
We envision and fulfill our mission by connecting to the ASALH Branch community by: making resources known, developing strategies of how librarians will connect to the ASALH Branches and providing assistance to branches as they commit to telling their community’s story.
We support and advocate for the preservation and enhancement of collections about African American culture, life, and history; and for the field of information science to be a diverse cohort of professionals and para-professionals working in archives, libraries, and museums.
These statements are subject to revision as we work to develop our relationships with the ASALH organization. August 4, 2015 JLove