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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:

Richelle Reid at rlreid@emory.edu 


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MEMBER OF THE MONTH



Clanitra Stewart Nejdl is a Reference & Instructional Services Librarian and Assistant Professor at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) College of Law in DeKalb, Illinois. Clanitra joined the NIU College of Law Library faculty in May 2014. She provides legal reference and research assistance to faculty, staff, students, and other library visitors. In addition, she teaches both basic and advanced legal research classes. 

Prior to joining the NIU College of Law Library faculty, Clanitra practiced law at the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center in Columbia, SC, where she provided local and statewide policy advocacy on behalf of low-income communities in the areas of affordable housing, homelessness, hunger, and community economic development. She was also an attorney at the Georgia Legal Services Program in Macon, GA, where she represented indigent clients in a variety of civil cases.

In addition to being a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, Clanitra is a member of the American Bar Association, the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries, and the Chicago Association of Law Libraries. She is also admitted to the Georgia Bar and the South Carolina Bar.

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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



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