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



Allen Moye is Associate Dean for Information Technology and Library Services at DePaul College of Law in Chicago, IL. In addition to supervising the college of law's technology support team, Professor Moye serves as Director of the Rinn Law Library, and is responsible for the financial management and quality of library services and research support offered to faculty, students, alumni and other patrons of the law library. He also coordinates legal research instruction to First-Year students, and teaches a class in Advanced Legal Research.  
Professor Moye is an active member of the faculty having served on the College of Law’s Committees on Faculty Recruitment; Diversity; Facilities, Technology, and Online Learning; Self-study and Academic Program Review; and Strategic Planning. He has also served on the university's Physical Environment, and Teaching, Learning and Technology committees, as well as the President's Diversity Council. He is a past advisor to the College of Law's Black Law Student’s Association, and a past recipient of the Deans’ Excellence in Staff Service Award.

Professor Moye has served as chair of AALL’s Committee on Diversity, and on the Annual Program Planning and Nominations Committees.

Professor Moye is a graduate of Howard University and received his MLIS from The Catholic University and his JD from University of Richmond. He served as Reference Librarian at University of Richmond, from 1994-98, and then as Associate Director for Public Services at George Mason School of Law from 1998-2004, before arriving at DePaul in January 2005.

Professor Moye was among 32 law librarians nationwide featured in “Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries” by Carol Avery Nicholson, Ruth Johnson Hill & Vicente E. Graces, (William S. Hein & Co., 2006).

Prof. Moye is a proud grandfather of two, who enjoys travel and cycling.


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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