Published: February 5, 2023 by Eori Tokunaga
Come join SJSU iSchool as we honor Black History Month while celebrating the accomplishments of members of our Black community in the field of library and information science.
While Black History Month was first recognized federally in 1976, its precursor dates back to the early 1920s when Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard-trained historian, created Black History Week. black history in 1925. After its celebration in February 1926, an overwhelming number of black educators, scholars, artists and communities demanded more material. In the 1950s, Negro History Week became an integral part of black communities, leading to the civil rights movement in the 1960s and the first observance of Black History Month at Kent State University in 1970. ( source : black history month)
Join us on Thursday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. PT, for our EDI Symposium, “A Celebration of Black History Month: Equity in Libraries, 2023 and Beyond”, as we explain how to successfully enter the profession of LIS.
Register here for this free event.
Keynote speaker Elaina Norlin is the DEI Professional Development Coordinator for the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries. She is an accomplished teacher, technology and leadership development trainer, and writer with extensive leadership experience and a flair for public relations, organizational development, marketing, advocacy, and communications. The author of two books, she has delivered over 70 national and international workshops, training sessions, presentations and institutes on marketing, web usability design, facilitation, strategic influencing and conflict management. Driven and results-oriented, she is well known for her ability to juggle multiple projects at once.