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  • 1.  Articles/Books on African Americans/Blacks in Librarianship

    Posted Apr 08, 2024 08:31 PM
    Edited by Bryan Gonzalez Apr 08, 2024 08:31 PM

    Hi AASLIG,

    Do any of you have recommendations (articles and/or books) on African Americans/Blacks in Librarianship field? If so, may you link them here?



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    Bryan Gonzalez
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  • 2.  RE: Articles/Books on African Americans/Blacks in Librarianship

    Posted Apr 08, 2024 08:42 PM
    The 21st-Century Black Librarian in America: Issues and Challenges https://a.co/d/655VnzH

    The Black Librarian in America: Reflections, Resistance, and Reawakening https://a.co/d/fGMrQ4G




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  • 3.  RE: Articles/Books on African Americans/Blacks in Librarianship

    Posted Apr 08, 2024 09:03 PM

    Hi Deseree,

    Thank you for your response. I will look into them. 



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    Bryan Gonzalez
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  • 4.  RE: Articles/Books on African Americans/Blacks in Librarianship

    Posted Apr 15, 2024 01:42 PM

    Hi Brian,

    Here some titles:

    E.  J.  Josey : Transformational Leader of the Modern Library Profession  -  by Dr. Renate Chancellor

    https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538158913/E-J-Josey-Transformational-Leader-of-the-Modern-Library-Profession

    The African American Struggle for Library Equality - by Dr. Aisha Johnson Jones

    https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538103081/The-African-American-Struggle-for-Library-Equality-The-Untold-Story-of-the-Julius-Rosenwald-Fund-Library-Program

    Freedom Libraries: The Untold Story of Libraries for African Americans in the South  - by Mike Selby

    https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538182444/Freedom-Libraries-The-Untold-Story-of-Libraries-for-African-Americans-in-the-South

    The following two titles will be out later this summer:

    Breaking Glass Ceilings: Clara Stanton Jones and the Detroit Public Library - Dr.  Renate Chancellor

    https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538157015/Breaking-Glass-Ceilings-Clara-Stanton-Jones-and-the-Detroit-Public-Library

    The Handbook of Black Librarianship, Third Edition  - Edited by Andrew P. Jackson,  Dr. Marva DeLoach, and Michele Fenton

    https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538181119/Handbook-of-Black-Librarianship-Third-Edition

    Michele Fenton



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    Michele Fenton
    Librarian I/Cataloger
    Indiana State Library
    Indianapolis, IN
    mfenton@library.in.gov
    (317) 234-4937
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  • 5.  RE: Articles/Books on African Americans/Blacks in Librarianship

    Posted Apr 16, 2024 04:12 PM

    Hi Michele,

    Thank you for your response. 



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    Bryan Gonzalez
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