Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Interest Group

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Charge: Represents librarians and specialists in the field of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern area studies and advises ACRL, in cooperation with other professional groups, in those areas of library service that require knowledge of Asian, African and Middle eastern languages and cultures.
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  • 1.  AAMES Meeting in January

    Posted Dec 16, 2020 06:41 PM
    Dear All, 

    I propose to schedule an AAMES virtual meeting on January 22nd at 1 pm PST in conjunction with ALA Midwinter meeting.  It has been a while since we last met as a group. Please let me know if this date and time work for you.  I also invite you to suggest agenda items for this meeting. 

    Tentative agenda items 

    • AAMES plans for 2021
    • Research Forum during ALA 2021
    • Membership Status 
    • Round Table Discussions
    • Round Robin update 

    I look forward to hearing from you promptly. I will also post this message to ALA Connect.



  • 2.  RE: AAMES Meeting in January

    Posted Dec 17, 2020 08:41 PM

    Dear Deepa,

    Thank you for proposing this meeting during Midwinter.  This time and date works for me and topics seem like a good starting point. Maybe adding something about diversity,  inclusion, equity and access in AAMES programing.  Hope this can be a scheduled Zoom meeting through ALA.  

    Joan  S. Weeks
    Head Near East Section and Turkic Area Specialist
    African and Middle Eastern Division (LJ-220)
    Library of Congress
    101 Independence Ave., SE
    Washington, DC 20540-4820

    Joan Weeks
    Head Near East Section and Turkish Specialist
    Library of Congress

  • 3.  RE: AAMES Meeting in January

    Posted Dec 21, 2020 06:11 PM
    Hi All, 

    I am confirming AAMESIG meeting date and time to be 22nd January 2021 at 1:00 pm PST, 10:00 am EST and 11:00 am Central time. Please add it to your calendar. 

    Here is the Zoom link for the meeting 

    Meeting ID 773 1757 2365
    Passcode  KShuN8

    Agenda items:
    • AAMESIG plans for 2021
    • Research Forum planning for ALA Annual, 2021
    • ACRL/AAMESIG Libguide 
    • Membership Status 
    • Round Table sessions planning /AAMESIG Event Planning 
    • Round Robin update 
    Please feel free to suggest Agenda items.

    See you then. 

    Deepa Banerjee 
    South Asian Studies Librarian 
    University of Washington Libraries 

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