The recently released book, The Black Librarian in America: Reflections, Resistance, and Reawakening is the latest in the powerful line of The Black Librarian in America series started by the pioneering Black Librarian, E.J. Josey, over fifty years ago. This newest volume—the first edition to be edited entirely by Black women librarians—explores multiple themes: from Black library history, to activism, to Afrofuturism.

This event is part of the Schomburg Center Literary Festival: Reading the African Diaspora celebrates authors of African descent and champions literacy and books across genres to amplify Black history and culture. Festival programming features some of the most talented writers and influential figures in culture today. The festival is built on the foundation created by Arturo Schomburg–encouraging freedom of thought, the relentless pursuit of Black history, and the engagement of our imagination towards our collective freedom.

Join us for this program as the authors and editors explore the varied themes in The Black Librarian in America and the current state and future of Black Librarianship.

IFLA School Libraries Section Information Coordinator Teresa A. Quick is a member of the panel. See bio below.

Teresa A. Quick, (MS. Ed) is currently a K-12 school librarian in New Jersey. She is an active member of BCALA serving as meeting recorder for the International Relations Committee. She was a panelist at 2019 New York Comic Con #ownvoices panel and the 2021 New York Comic Con “Graphic Novels in Schools” panel. Teresa will co-moderator the YA luncheon at the upcoming Joint Conference of Librarians of Color Conference, Oct 22. Teresa blogs @Ms_Quick_Picks reviewing global children’s literature, and international librarianship. Teresa is working on her first children’s book and pursuing an MSLIS degree.

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