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Grand Hyatt Atlanta (Buckhead)
3300 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

(Deadline for conference registration was August 1.  THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION OR MEAL PAYMENTS)

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Thursday, August 10


Building Community Through Conversation: Diverse Books to Engage to Readers
Are you seeking to expand your book group's literary horizons? And are you eager to connect your adult readers with contemporary and diverse new voices? Come hear about an inspired selection of great group reads, including recommended recently released books to award-winning titles that you may have missed.

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Sandra Michele Echols

Assistant Dean, College of New Rochelle
S. Michele Echols, Assistant Dean Gill Library at The College of New Rochelle, President of the New York Black Librarian’s Caucus(2016-2018), New York Library Association (NYLA) Councilor-at-Large representing Academic Libraries, and Adjunct Professor at ASA College in New York... Read More →

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Tracy Crawford

Curator, Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County, Queens Library- Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center
Tracy Crawford is the Curator of the Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County which is located at Queens Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center. In her work as a librarian, she develops and manages collections, provides public service, and coordinates... Read More →
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Miriam Tuliao

Assistant Director, Selection, BookOps, Brooklyn & New York Public Libraries
Miriam Tuliao is the Assistant Director of Selection at BookOps, the shared technical services organization of the Brooklyn Public Library and New York Public Library. An adjunct instructor at Rutgers University and the City University of New York, Ms. Tuliao is an active member of... Read More →

Friday, August 11


The HBCU Library Alliance Digital Collection: Establishing Community, Strengthening Bonds and Enhancing Visibility
The HBCU Library Alliance Digital Collection includes more than 16,000 images representing HBCU libraries' first collaborative effort to make a historical collection digitally available. As HBCUs face challenges and threats, the HBCU Library Alliance Board of Directors has re-focused on preserving and protecting the valuable collections in member institutions. A recent survey of HBCU Library Alliance member institutions, with more than a 75% response rate, revealed needs, concerns, applications and interests regarding the Digital Collection. This program will share survey highlights, models of success and the Board's strategic actions in response to survey results

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Cedric Davis

Associate Director, Alabama State University
Cedric Davis is currently the Associate Director of the Levi Watkins Learning Center at Alabama State University. He has over thirty years of experience in academic libraries and the technology industry. Cedric has extensive experience in the areas of digitization, preservation, budgeting/acquisitions... Read More →
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Sandra Phoenix

HBCU Library Alliance Executive Director, HBCU Library Alliance
Sandra Phoenix is responsible for the overall operations of the HBCU Library Alliance. She has more than 30 years experience at nonprofit organizations and extensive project management experience.

Saturday, August 12


Black and Banned Book Readings and Other Multicultural Events: Community College Library Collaborations On and Off Campus.
The presenter will describe cultural programming that has taken place with campus colleagues, as well as multi-institutional collaborations. The Black and Banned book reading is an annual event hosted by various departments in Syracuse University, Onondaga Community College Library, and public libraries. Banned books written by Black authors are available to read during the event. Last year The Autobiography of Malcolm X was read across the various locations. Additional campus and community collaborations will be discussed during this presentation, and the audience will have the opportunity to brainstorm potential library, campus, and community collaborations they can engage in their hometowns.


Fantasia Thorne-Ortiz

Assistant Professor/Librarian, Onondaga Community College


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