About Us

HISTORY

In July 2020, the Black Caucus petitioned to form the Black Law Librarians Special Interest Section (BLL-SIS), and it was approved by the AALL Executive Board. The Black Caucus (BCAALL) was formed in 2005 and has maintained its existence as a close-knit small community in a profession that lacks a significant presence of Black members.

Past Officers of BCAALL

2020-2021

Chair: Errol Adams
Vice Chair/Chair-Elect: Andre Davison
Secretary: Le’Shawn Turner
Treasurer: John Campbell
Members-at-Large: Angela Mason, Gail Mathapo
Immediate Past Chair: Dawn Smith

2019-2020

Chair: Dawn Smith
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Errol Adams
Secretary: Arnetta Girardeau
Members at Large: Gail Mathapo, Zanada Joyner
Immediate Past Chair: Trina Holloway [Immediate Past Chair unavailable]

2018-2019

Chair: Tiffany Camp Johnson
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Dawn Smith
Secretary: Arnetta Girardeau
Members at Large: Shamika Dalton, Zanada Joyner
Immediate Past Chair: Janice E. Henderson

2017-2018

Chair: Janice E. Henderson
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Tiffany Camp Johnson
Secretary: Dawn Smith
Members at Large: Shamika Dalton, Errol Adams
Immediate Past Chair: Lisa Goodman

2016-2017

Chair: Lisa Goodman
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Janice E. Henderson
Secretary:  Dawn Smith
Members at Large: Betty Wright, Errol Adams
Immediate Past Chair: Richelle Reid

2015-2016

Chair: Richelle Reid
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Lisa Goodman
Secretary:  Janeen Williams
Members at Large: Betty Wright, Janice E. Henderson
Immediate Past Chair:  Michelle Cosby

2014-2015

Chair: Michelle Cosby
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Richelle Reid
Secretary:  Janeen Williams
Members at Large: Trezlen Drake, Janice Henderson
Immediate Past Chair:  Trina Holloway

2013-2014

Chair: Trina Holloway
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Michelle Cosby
Secretary/Treasurer: Lisa Goodman
Members at Large: Trezlen Drake, Janice Henderson

2012-2013

Chair: Rhea Ballard-Thrower
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Trina Holloway
Secretary/Treasurer: Lisa Goodman
Members at Large: Marjorie Crawford, Joyce McCray Pearson

2011-2012

Chair: Cornell Winston
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Rhea Ballard-Thrower
Secretary: Michael T. Davis
Members at Large: Marjorie Crawford, Joyce McCray Pearson

2010-2011

Chair: Lauren Collins
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Cornell Winston
Secretary: Michael T. Davis
Member at Large: Grace Mills

2009-2010

Chair: Allen Moye
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Lauren Collins
Secretary: Michael T. Davis
Member at Large: Grace Mills

2008-2009

Chair: Karen Douglas
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Allen Moye
Secretary: Kathryn Fitzhugh (2008), Michael T. Davis (2009)
Member at Large: Grace Mills

2007-2008

Chair: Donna Nixon
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Karen Douglas
Secretary: Kathryn Fitzhugh

2006-2007

Chair: Ruth Hill
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Donna Nixon
Secretary: Leslie Diana Jones

2005-2006

Chair: Dwight King
Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Marguerite Butler
Secretary/Treasurer: Leslie Diana Jones