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Expanding Library Support for Faculty Research in HBCUs




Preserving the Story of the HBCU Library Alliance

1931 Graduating Class, St. Augustine’s (NC), image courtesy of HBCU Library Alliance Digital Collection


A Decade of Achievement, a Call to Excellence: The History and Contributions of the HBCU Library Alliance

International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science
Vol. 2(2), pp. 14-21, February 2014
ISSN: 2360-7858 © 2014 Academic Research Journals

Success stories of the Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library (GA) and the University of the Virgin Islands were published in February 6, 2012 Black History Month edition of American Libraries.


Against The Grain



Digital Library Federation/HBCU Library Alliance Pre-Conference and Forum, Pittsburgh, PA

The HBCU Library Alliance partnered with the Digital Library Federation, an inclusive community of practitioners who advance research, learning, social justice, and the public good through the creative design and wise application of digital library technologies to present the October 2017 Digital Library Federation Liberal Arts/HBCUs Pre-Conference. Fifteen HBCU Library Alliance member institutions were represented at Pre-Conference and Forum supported by generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Thanks to Loretta Parham, CEO and Library Director, Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library, for delivering the Pre-Conference keynote.

Follow this link DLF/HBCU Fellows for a complete list of DLF/HBCU Fellows.

Click here for photos from the pre-conference and forum.




Emory Center for Digital Scholarship /HBCU Library Alliance Summer Institute

The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS), with a grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, partnered with the HBCU Library Alliance to present a week long institute for HBCU librarians. From June 16-20, 2014 twenty participants received training on Copyright, Intellectual Property tools, and digital scholarship tools including WordPress, OMEKA, and the ECDS tour app.

Follow this link http://diverseeducation.com/article/66434/ for more information on the Summer Institute.

Click here http://lyrasis.adobeconnect.com/p180ax4s9wc/ for a webinar recording by Elizabeth Jean Brumfield, Prairie View A&M University (TX) on the training received at Summer Institute.



Against The Grain