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The HBCU Library Alliance is a consortium that supports the collaboration of information professionals dedicated to providing an array of resources designed to strengthen Historically Black Colleges and Universities and their constituents.

Library Leadership: Deans & Directors

Need a contact? Find out who the deans & directors are of libraries at Historically Black College and Universities and additional information about these institutions.



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Expanding Library Support for Faculty Research in HBCUs




Preserving the Story of the HBCU Library Alliance

1931 Graduating Class, St. Augustine’s (NC), image courtesy of HBCU Library Alliance Digital Collection


A Decade of Achievement, a Call to Excellence: The History and Contributions of the HBCU Library Alliance

International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science
Vol. 2(2), pp. 14-21, February 2014
ISSN: 2360-7858 © 2014 Academic Research Journals

Success stories of the Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library (GA) and the University of the Virgin Islands were published in February 6, 2012 Black History Month edition of American Libraries.


Against The Grain



HBCU Library Alliance 2019 Summer Internship Program

The Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, in partnership with the HBCU Library Alliance, has received a second round of funding to coordinate seven fully-funded, eight-week summer internships in library and archives preservation in 2019 at seven nationally recognized library preservation/conservation laboratories.

Take advantage of this opportunity for undergraduate students to learn more about preservation/conservation and library-related careers.

Click here for details and application materials. The application finishline is Saturday, February 9th.



HBCU Library Alliance 2018 Conservation Intern Program

The Winterthur University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, in partnership with the HBCU Library Alliance, received funding to coordinate five fully-funded, eight-week summer internships in library and archives preservation during 2018, at five nationally-recognized library preservation/conservation laboratories. Winterthur’s Melissa Tedone, Ph.D, Associate Conservator for Books and Libraries, is Primary Investigator for this project.
Thanks to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the University of Delaware College of Arts and Science, the Department of Art Conservation at the University of Delaware, and the Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library (DE) for funding this internship project. Thanks to Board member Debbie Hess Norris, University of Delaware, for securing this funding.

Read more about the interns...



Miranda ClintonLibrary of Congress/HBCU Library Alliance Summer Intern Program

The Library of Congress has contracted with the HBCU Library Alliance to coordinate one fully-funded eight-week 2018 summer internship in library conservation and preservation.  Thanks to Board Member Deanna Marcum, Ithaka S+R (NY), for the connection to Library of Congress.  Jacob Nadal, Director of Preservation, will serve as site supervisor and mentor.  Miranda Clinton, North Carolina Central University, has accepted the placement.



HBCU Library Alliance Preservation Internship Program
Progress Report – June 22, 2018

Read this AMAZING first progress report from HBCU Library Alliance Preservation Internship Program primary investigator Melissa Tedone. Kudos to Board member Debbie Hess Norris, University of Delaware, primary investigator Melissa Tedone, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (DE), Board Steering Committee Member Tasha Lucas Youmans, Bethune-Cookman University (FL) and all who collaborated on this very important initiative.


Click here to read the report.


Harvard Library Leadership Institute, Knafel Center, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Cambridge, MA April 12-13, 2018

HBCU Library Alliance colleagues participated in the April 12-13 Harvard Library Leadership Institute in Cambridge, MA. The Leadership Institute was followed by the Radcliffe Workshop on Technology and Archival Processing program “A More Complete Record: The Case for Archival Partnerships.” HBCU Library Alliance Board Chair Monika Rhue presented at both sessions.

View more photos from the sessions.



Digital Library Federation/HBCU Library Alliance Pre-Conference and Forum, Pittsburgh, PA

The HBCU Library Alliance partnered with the Digital Library Federation, an inclusive community of practitioners who advance research, learning, social justice, and the public good through the creative design and wise application of digital library technologies to present the October 2017 Digital Library Federation Liberal Arts/HBCUs Pre-Conference. Fifteen HBCU Library Alliance member institutions were represented at Pre-Conference and Forum supported by generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Thanks to Loretta Parham, CEO and Library Director, Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library, for delivering the Pre-Conference keynote.

Follow this link DLF/HBCU Fellows for a complete list of DLF/HBCU Fellows.

Click here for photos from the pre-conference and forum.

Click here for the “Common Mission, Common Ground” final report. Your feedback is welcomed.



Against The Grain