New Library online resources explore the African American press and African studies

The Library has added two exciting new resources to its A-Z Database list! African American Newspapers, Series I and II, and Africa-Wide Information are now available to scholars researching African American History and African Studies. The African American Press, Series … Continue reading

Celebrate Black History Month with the HistoryMakers Digital Archive!

This February, the Library is celebrating Black History Month with several articles taken from interviews of influential figures in the HistoryMakers Digital Archive. Today the focus is on two figures in politics: United States Congressman from Georgia and civil rights … Continue reading

Library spaces currently closed; Item pickup available

The University’s move to restricted operations means that study and work spaces in Clemons and Brown Library will be temporarily closed. Item pickup available at Clemons Beginning February 17, all items requested for pickup will be moved to Clemons Library. … Continue reading

Want a change of pace? Our hefty events schedule will put a spring in your step!

The Library hosts hundreds of events every year — movie nights, craft projects, introductions to research, programming classes, and much, much more. See a full list here, and check out some highlights below! Women in Technology Speaker Series Register to … Continue reading

Celebrate Black History Month with the HistoryMakers Digital Archive!

This February, the Library is celebrating Black History Month with several articles taken from interviews of influential figures in the HistoryMakers Digital Archive. Today the focus is on two prominent Chicagoans, the 14th and current Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden; … Continue reading

Celebrating Black Excellence

February is Black History Month and the Library will be drawing special attention to people and resources that remind us of incredible accomplishments from Black individuals and communities. Below is a small collection of Black History Month happenings local to … Continue reading

Use Library background images in Zoom!

Your favorite Library study space may be off-limits because of the COVID pandemic or renovation construction, but you can still be in the Library virtually. Pick one of these Zoom backgrounds: choose an image from the Library’s past or what’s … Continue reading

Contemporary Black literary voices

If you’re looking for some readings by Black authors to add to your rotation, here are some “pre-approved” titles from Katrina Spencer, your Librarian for African American and African Studies. This list includes Black American authors. “Between the World And … Continue reading