Indiana Black Librarians Network

Mission Statement

What we want to achieve

We propose to provide an opportunity for black librarians to exchange and share ideas, collaborate on library-related projects, promote professional development activities, sponsor scholarship initiatives, serve as a network for the sharing of information between librarians and para-professionals throughout the State of Indiana, and to establish channels of communication between black librarians and para-professionals statewide.


African American Literature Book Club Book Review of the month

Scratching for Daylight by Wilbert Gibson

Human nature when confronted with blind awareness tend to panic and hope for the brighter side of darkness. We are gluttons for punishment if and when there's the perception of no solution for applicable initiative. But human nature also lets us know that if there's a will, there's a way...especially when there's legitimate analogies to draw parallel to certain topical issues with good copy. "Good copy" in this case can be exemplified by the contents of the book, "Scratching for Daylight". Wilbert Gibson is the author and knows quite a bit about darkness. He portrays the frailties of typical life struggles and strength using real life experiences...

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News and Announcements

Connie Scott, Director of the McMillen Library

and Cindy Price Verduce, Director of Career Planning and Development of Indiana Tech, Fort Way campus, have coauthored a chapter in the book Environments for Student Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration. Published by the Association of College and Research Libraries, Chapter 8, "Career Center and Library Collaborations: Preparing Students for Employment in the Twenty-First Century Workplace" is in the case studies schnellkredit section. It is available as a print and eBook in the ALA Store at and will soon be available via Amazon and other distributors.The editors will be publicizing the book through a podcast interview and a webcast later this spring.

Khalil Gibran Muhammad named new director

Khalil Gibran Muhammad, assistant professor of history at Indiana University, has been chosen as the new director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York.

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Purdue to name library after Roland Parrish

Purdue University will name its Economics and Management Library after Roland Parrish, an African American entrepeneur and Purdue graduate.

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the Library of Congress, the National Library of Medicine, and the National Agriculture Library announce their recommendation

When the Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control issued its report, On the Record, on January 9, 2008, it introduced the findings with these observations:

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