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Liaison librarian in the ULS Research and Educational Support Department, Oakland Campus.
Education

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA
MLIS, Master of Library and Information Science

Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
MA, History

Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
BA, History

Professional Development

American Library Association

Association for the Study of African American History and Life

Council on Social Work Education Librarian Group

Conference Session Chair/Moderator

  • April 2008, Session Moderator. Pennsylvania Historic and  Museum Commission's Black History Conference, session entitled, Preserving the Past: Major Collections on African American History in Pittsburgh

  • October 2007, Session Chair. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, “Meet the Authors,” New Books on Social Work Practice and Policy. San Francisco, California.

  • February 2006, Session Chair. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, “Meet the Authors,” New Books on Mental Health. Chicago, Illinois.
  • March 2005, Session Moderator. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, “Meet the Authors,” New Books on Children, Youth, and Family. New York, New York.


Liaison Areas

Provides primary support to the departments of: Africana Studies, African Studies, and Social Work.

Provides secondary support to the departments of: Religious Studies and Urban Studies.

Selected Publications
  • From Colored Orphans to Youth Development: The 125-Year History of Three Rivers Youth 1880-2005. Advisory Committee member for publication.  Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Office of Public Affairs, 2006
  • Resources for College Libraries. Contributor in the subject areas of Social Work with African Americans, and Islam and African Americans. New Providence, NJ.: Bowker, 2006
  • Social Work Webliography. Hartman, Karen and Arif Jamal, Brian Quinn, and Kate Silfen. Social Work/ Social Welfare Committee of ACRL/EBSS.
  • Social Work Toolbox. Brustman, Mary Jane and Ellen DeMarinis, Karen Hartman, Arif Jamal, Sally Lawler, Frada Mozenter, Adina Mulliken, JoAnn Mulvihill, Brian Quinn, Vanette Schwarz, and Kate Silfen.  Social Work/ Social Welfare Committee of ACRL/EBSS

Selected Presentations
  • February 2010, Ohio State University, Black History Month Lecture, “The African American Community and Islam from the Primary  Sources.” Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio.   
  • February 2008, Carnegie Mellon’s Black History Month Lecture, “ A History of Islam in the African American Community,”  Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • February 2007, Carnegie Mellon University. Office of Student Development’s Black History Lecture. “A History of Islam  African American community.” Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • June 2006, American Library Association Poster Sessions. Africa Sub-Committee.“Information Access in Africa: Making connections with children and young adults sustaining themselves and their communities.” Deborah La Fond, Angel Batiste, Arif Jamal, and Felix Unaeze. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • June 2006, American Library Association Poster Sessions. International Exchanges Committee. “Exchanging Skills and Cultures: How to benefit from the International Exchanges Committee.” Robin L. Kear, David Hickey, Arif A. Jamal, and Dr. Johan H. Koren. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Liaison Librarian
Arif Jamal
Contact:
172A Hillman Library

3960 Forbes Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Phone (412) 648-7759
University Service

ULS Peer Review Committee (2010-2012)

ULS Liaison for the Provost's Faculty Diversity Seminar (2010-2012)

School of Social Work Library Committee, Chair (2011- present)

University Senate's Computer Usage Committee (2010-2013)