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2016 Membership Meeting –
Relevance in Turbulent Times


The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library (GA) hosted the 7th Membership Meeting of the HBCU Library Alliance. Fifty-seven individuals representing forty-nine institutions convened on Monday and Tuesday, October 10 and 11 to network, strategize and declare their “Relevance in Turbulent Times.”

Veronica Cohen, Associate Vice-President for Major and Planned Gifts at Claflin University (SC) and HBCU Library Alliance Advancement Advisor, delivered an impassioned keynote address, urging members to continue their valuable work supporting students at institutions created specifically for Black Americans.

Members presented conference and poster sessions describing their library’s activities and efforts to increase the value of library services to their institution and the communities they serve.


HBCU Digital Initiative Update
Dr. Janice Franklin and Cedric Davis, Alabama State University

Preservation of Photographic and Magnetic Media Images Update
Steve Eberhardt, Project Coordinator, LYRASIS (GA)

Let’s Get Open! Exploring Hues of Open Access and Scholarly Publishing Trends

Rosaline Odom and Brad Ost, Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library (GA)

Change is Coming

Dr. Willie Hardin and Jacqueline Eldridge, Arkansas Baptist College

The Anchor Holds: Enhancing the Relevancy of Academic Libraries in Modern Times

Jamaal Fisher, LeMoyne-Owen College (TN)

Digital Preservation: Building a Repository to Ensure Continuous Access to Information for Research

Beverly Charlot, Delaware State University

Reimagining Student Interest into Library Programming

Jennifer Cheney Laski and Cynthia Horne, Elizabeth City State University (NC)

Academic Libraries and Outreach: Creating Relevance Learning and Service

Tina Rollins, Hampton University (VA)

Navigating Your Future: Career Test Prep Resources

Morgan Montgomery, Claflin University (SC)

Academic Libraries, It’s Time for a REMIX!

Monika Rhue, Johnson C. Smith University (NC)

The Two Most Important Words

Adrienne Webber, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Student Voices Video

Program Booklet

Group Photo

Photo Gallery