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Former Head of Schomburg Center to Run Howard University Libraries

  • 1.  Former Head of Schomburg Center to Run Howard University Libraries

    Posted Feb 19, 2012 11:31 AM

    I had posted this over at LHRT list & StanleyK Yahoo group too...

    Excerpts from the ArtsBeat Blog post of the NY Times --please excuse
    any duplication

    Sharing for all interested -- / Best, Karen Weaver


    February 17, 2012, 4:35 PM

    "Former Head of Schomburg Center to Run Howard University Libraries"


    "Howard Dodson, who retired last summer as the director of the
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York, said he
    has been appointed the director of Howard University Libraries and its
    Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. The center and the libraries at the
    historically black university in Washington hold 2.5 million volumes.
    The library system has had an interim director since 2010 and the
    research center has had an acting director since 2010."...


    ..."The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center has one of the world's
    largest collections of documents related to the history and culture of
    people of African descent. But much of its materials have not been
    processed or cataloged, Mr. Dodson said. During Mr. Dodson's tenure at
    the Schomburg, which began in 1984, his wide-ranging acquisitions and
    major exhibitions burnished its reputation as a premiere multifaceted
    center for black culture and research library. The Schomburg is part
    of the New York Public Library."...   excerpts from the NY Times Arts Beat blog


    Karen Weaver, MLS / Electronic Resources Statistician, Collection Management, Duquesne University, Gumberg Library, Pittsburgh PA email: weaverk@duq.edu / Gmail: (preferred): melvil4u@gmail.com    

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