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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


Trezlen Drake is Research Librarian and the International and Foreign Law Specialist at the Kresge Law Library at Notre Dame Law School. She provides general research assistance to the Notre Dame Law Community, provides research support for law faculty, handles pernicious international and foreign law questions and is currently teaching legal research, writing and analysis in Notre Dame's new General LL.M. program.

 

Trezlen is the Immediate Past Chair of the Gen X/Gen Y Caucus/SIS (now PEGA-SIS), a Member-a-Large of BCAALL, and a former member of the CONELL Committee. She received her J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law and her MLIS with Special Certificate in Law Librarianship from the University of Washington. She joined the Kresge Law Research Department in 2012.

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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