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Black History Month: Black History Month 2022

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Black History Month

African American Medical Librarian Alliance Caucus Events

Leadership in Libraries: The African American Experience

 Presenters will share tips and strategies on what it takes to be an effective leader, leading in the face of adversity, and leading from where you are

Upcoming Webinars

Inspiring Women in Leadership

Wednesday, March 16th 2022 2pm

Sonia Alcantara-Antoine| Petrina Jackson| Elaine Westbrooks


New Perspectives in Leadership

Thursday,April 21,2022 2pm

Tara Douglas-William | James Offord Jr. | Jamar Rahming
Past Webinars

Information Access as a Public Health Issue: The Call to Activism for Black Medical Library Professionals.

Tracie D. Hall, Executive Director American Library Association

Video | Recording




Experience MLA Events

Experience MLA

Henrietta Lacks Discussion

Part of a 3-part discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Featured Speaker Chris Belter

The discussion will conclude with a presentation on February 22 by Chris Belter (He/Him), Program Analyst, Division of Extramural Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, US National Institutes of Health. Chris will present Analyzing the Legacy of Henrietta Lacks: HeLa Cell Impact on Research.

WOW:Words of Wisdom Series | Part 3 Discussion February 24th

In honor of Black History Month and as part of MLA Experience, join AAMLA* for our Words of Wisdom series. This series will feature conversations with seasoned African American Librarians to honor the historical footprint of AAMLA and the African American community.

*Medical Library Association

*African American Medical Librarians Alliance Caucus


The Arts

Felicia Curry interviews deaf hip hop artist Warren “WAWA” Snipe, an actor & activist who went viral for his American Sign Language interpretation of the “The Star-Spangled Banner” at last year’s Super Bowl. Fashion designer Nikki Hendricks’ collections respond to current events & history, and the Washington Revels Jubilee Voices ensemble works to preserve African American history through music.


America ReFramed | Fannie Lou Hamer's America


Kanopy |Brother Outsider The Life of Freedom Fighter Bayard Rustin



Articles, Special Events, and News

Article | Codecademy

/ Culture

"Why I Code": The Black Developers Learning How To Build The Future

Course | Coursera

Celebrate Black Excellence : Learn from Black experts in IT, marketing, and more

Course | Masterclass*

The History You Weren't Taught in School : Black History, Black Freedom & Black Love 

Streaming free during during Black History Month *

Book Launch |The Black Librarian in America

by School Outreach at The New York Public Library

Fri, Feb 18th, 2022 6pm Register here or click on the picture below:

The Black Librarian in America Book Launch