Founded in 2005, the Black Caucus of the American Association of Law Libraries (BCAALL) enhances the professional experiences of African American law librarians. The purpose of the Black Caucus is to promote the professional development, recruitment, and social interests of black law librarians.  


If you are interested in issues concerning black law librarians, we encourage you to join BCAALL. Becoming a member is a great way to meet and network with other law librarians, give back to the profession and serve the community.

BCAALL is an inclusive organization. Membership is not denied to anyone on account of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

For questions about the organization and membership please contact:

Michelle Cosby at mcosby@nccu.edu


Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the 2014-2015 term for BCAALL! We would love to hear from you! If you have any ideas for BCAALL, please email me at mcosby@nccu.edu. We are looking for volunteers for our standing committees: Programs Committee, Marketing Committee, Scholarship Dinner Committee, and Community Service Committee. Please email me if you are interested in serving BCAALL through committee work. I look forward to working with you this year!

Michelle Cosby, Chair 2014-2015

Volunteer Opportunties!

Greetings BCAALL members,

Searching for a way to give back? Well consider volunteering and sharing your expertise and ideas. BCAALL is currently seeking volunteers for the 2013-14 year. If you have an interest in serving on one of the following committees, please forward your contact information to me.

*Marketing/Publicity Committee - This committee explores opportunities for publicizing and promoting the activities of the caucus.

*Scholarship Dinner Committee - Trezlen Drake and Janice Henderson, co-chairs
(in-coming Members-at-Large)
(The Scholarship Dinner Committee plans the Annual Scholarship Dinner.)
----Encouraging members in the San Antonio area to consider joining this committee---

We are also searching for a webmaster - will be responsible for updating website.

2013/14 Chair


Tonya Baroudi is the Director of Library Services at the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County where she provides legal information and services to the Judges’, attorneys’, state and county employees, and self-representing litigants who reside or practice in Prince George’s County, Maryland.  Previously, Tonya Baroudi was the Law Librarian at the law firm of Keller and Heckman LLP in Washington, D.C. Ms. Baroudi is the Immediate Past President of the Law Library Association of Maryland.  Ms. Baroudi received her Master of Science in Library Science from the Catholic University of America.


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Considering a career in legal information? Law librarianship may be the perfect career for you! Law librarians can be found in various legal settings. Take a moment to look over this brochure created by the Black Caucus of the American Association of Law Libraries for more information on law librarianship as well as the BCAALL.  BCAALL Recruiting Brochure



Click the link below to see images of BCAALL related events including the AALL Annual Meetings, Fundraising Dinner and Community Service Projects.

BCAALL San Antonio, TX 2014
BCAALL Denver, CO, 2010
BCAALL In Action

If you have any images that you would like to see included please contact Janeen Williams at jwill216@nccu.edu.



The Community Service Committee identifies and promotes opportunities for BCAALL members to donate or volunteer services to the law, library and/or greater community, with a particular focus on organizations serving minority needs.

The Committee selects a service project that benefits the host city of the AALL's Annual Meeting. A representative of the selected organization is invited to the annual dinner and presented with donations.

Click here for more information about the organizations supported by BCAALL:

BCAALL Community Service Initiatives