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ABOUT US
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.  

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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



ANNOUNCEMENTS

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!

Thanks,
Michelle Cosby, Chair 2014-2015

MEMBER OF THE MONTH



Druet Cameron Klugh is the Senior Reference Librarian and Bibliographer at the University of Iowa Law Library. A native of small-town Iowa, she has also lived in Pennsylvania, Mexico, Taiwan, Beijing, New York City, New Jersey, and Colorado, and has been back at her alma mater for 10 years. Law librarianship has taken her through employment at Westlaw, big city law firms, and academia. Memorable experiences include viewing the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor from a client’s offices in Tower Two at the first World Trade Center and getting a behind-the-scenes tour of the U.S. Supreme Court while visiting Justice Byron White’s chambers to teach him computerized legal research. Her professional trajectory took her to larger and larger law libraries, and now she truly feels that she works in a “candy store” of the profession because of the breadth and depth of the UI Law Library’s collection.

Druet got her undergraduate degree in East Asian Languages and Literature as well as her law degree at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Her library degree is from the University of Illinois where she loved having classmates from around the world in the LEEP distance ed program, as well as visiting unique parts of campus such as the Mathematics Library in Altgeld Hall with its  Victorian floors of block glass to let in light, the underground Undergraduate Library and the adjacent Morrow Plots experimental corn fields, which are the oldest in the United States.

Druet is active in BCAALL and MAALL. She has chaired the BCAALL Nominations Committee for the last two years, and enjoys getting to know other BCAALL members through its activities.

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EXPLORING LAW LIBRARIANSHIP




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


 

MEMBERSHIP GALLERY

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.


COMMUNITY SERVICE

 Purpose

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