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I had posted this over at LHRT list & StanleyK Yahoo group too...Excerpts from the ArtsBeat Blog post of the NY Times --please excuseany duplicationSharing for all interested -- / Best, Karen Weaverhttp://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/former-head-of-schomburg-center-to-\run-howard-university-librariesFebruary 17, 2012, 4:35 PM"Former Head of Schomburg Center to Run Howard University Libraries"By FELICIA R. LEE"Howard Dodson, who retired last summer as the director of theSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York, said hehas been appointed the director of Howard University Libraries and itsMoorland-Spingarn Research Center. The center and the libraries at thehistorically black university in Washington hold 2.5 million volumes.The library system has had an interim director since 2010 and theresearch center has had an acting director since 2010."...EXCERPTS:..."The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center has one of the world'slargest collections of documents related to the history and culture ofpeople of African descent. But much of its materials have not beenprocessed or cataloged, Mr. Dodson said. During Mr. Dodson's tenure atthe Schomburg, which began in 1984, his wide-ranging acquisitions andmajor exhibitions burnished its reputation as a premiere multifacetedcenter for black culture and research library. The Schomburg is partof the New York Public Library."... excerpts from the NY Times Arts Beat blog
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