Sammie Johnson

Sammie Johnson

Sammie Johnson

Sammie’s CV

Institution: Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

Your Job Title: Assistant Director, Research, Public and Information Literacy Services

Library Type: Academic

Officer Seats: None

Board Seat Category: General

Please list all BCALA nvolvement:

  • BCALA Student Board Member

Professional Activities & Extra-Curricular: (Volunteer, offices held, honors/awards, publications, etc.):

  • National Career Development Association
  • American Library Association
  • Board Member 2015-2017 The Black Caucus of the American Library Association
  • Texas Library Association
  • Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity Inc.,

Accomplishments/Awards & Honors:

  • Chi Sigma Iota National Counseling Honor Society
  • Alpha Delta Mu, National Honor Society
  • Ryan White Planning Council Board Member 01/2010-01/2012
  • Project LEAP 2009

What skills/experiences make you a good candidate to be an officer of BCALA?:

I believe my organizational and public relations skills will be a key asset to the organization. I believe BCALA need more advertisement with the younger librarians and I believe I am the person to bridge the gap.

Name 3 specific things you see that need to be done to strengthen the Black Caucus?:

  • A mentorship to develop young leaders in the librarian profession
  • A presence within Library Science programs to requite more African-Americans especially males in the profession
  • We need more advertisement and publicity to grow BCALA