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The African American Studies Librarians Interest Group (AASLIG) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) broadly addresses the research and services associated with identifying, preserving and disseminating information on the study of African American history, culture and life.  Working collaboratively with the Library of Congress Program for Cooperative Cataloging, it has created a committee to provide input and guidance on terminology that accurately reflects the African American experience.  It is critically important that scholars and researchers have relevant accessibility to subject classifications for information and resources in the field.

The funnel project is concentrating on the creation of new subject headings and the changing or updating of old subject headings relating to the African American experience. Through this project participants of the funnel will focus on providing and improving access to African American resources. To date, a variety of headings have been proposed such as: African American---Reparations and African American social reformers. Subject changes have also been proposed and accepted which include changing the heading Afro-American to African American.

Interest in becoming a participant in the funnel project should be addressed to: Staci Ross ([email protected]) or Michelle Cronquist ([email protected]).

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List of participants

AFAS/AASLIG Funnel Project History (Word : 14KB)

Bibliography on African American Subject Headings (Word : 15KB)