The Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL) advocates for architectural librarianship, builds community for members, and fosters professional growth through mentoring, partnerships, and collaboration. Read more.
The Association of Architecture School Librarians stands in solidarity with all who condemn systemic racism and violence against Black people in the United States. Black Lives Matter. The study of architecture, architectural history, and the practice of architectural librarianship has historically been disproportionately white. That needs to change. We believe that racism hurts everybody, including our community, and that every organization must act against racial injustice. AASL remains steadfast in our commitment to positive change and to working within architecture schools and libraries to increase representation and equality for all. We remain dedicated to being a library association that is intentional in its embrace of equity, commitment to an inclusive environment, and making AASL as diverse as the nation we serve. AASL condemns and stands against all forms of hate, racism, police brutality, or intolerance of any kind. We pledge to support and inform our faculty, students, and the public about racial justice in the built environment.
Our first step towards taking action is the Google Sheet link below – please help us crowd source Resources on Racial Justice and the Built Environment that can be shared with our membership and beyond.
AASL offers its members unique opportunities to influence the advancement of architecture librarianship through networking, research and publication, leadership and other forms of professional development. -President