Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Preserving The Story of the HBCU Library Alliance - Success Story Submission

The “Preserving the Story of the HBCU Library Alliance” grant project is well underway! A major outcome of this project is increasing the Alliance’s ability to acquire grants and secure new funding sources, thus increasing opportunities for organizational sustainability.

Project Coordinator/Writer Dr. Shanesha Brooks-Tatum will document and disseminate the history of the HBCU Library Alliance for submission to peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, over the course of the granting period, eight documents will be written on specific activities of select HBCU Library Alliance members. These eight documents will be disseminated via journals that do not require peer review, such as Against the Grain, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and American Libraries.

This project has been accepted for presentation at the upcoming ASALH 96th Annual Convention, October 5-9, in Richmond Virginia as well as at the 2012 American Library Association Meeting in Anaheim, California. More information on these presentations will be provided when it becomes available.

A Twitter account,, has been created to disseminate information and receive your comments. Your tweets are welcomed as we provide updates on the progress of this significant project.

Dr. Books-Tatum interviewed Founding Committee members Loretta Parham, Janice Franklin, Elsie Weatherington and Emma Perry at ALA and has prepared a draft outline to support writing the historical document. The membership was provided with an invitation and reminders to submit success stories along with submission guidelines. It is critically important, if you haven’t done so, to submit a success story in support of this project’s goals.

Monday, August 1st is the deadline.  Contact Project Coordinator/Writer Dr. Tatum,, with your questions.

I look forward to receiving your submissions as we preserve the story of the HBCU Library Alliance.



Program Director
HBCU Library Alliance

1438 West Peachtree Street NW
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Atlanta, GA 30309
Toll Free: 1.800.999.8558 (Lyrasis)
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Honor the ancestors, honor the children.
Preserving the Story of the HBCU Library Alliance- Success Story Submissions due August 1st.
Click here  to access the guidelines.

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