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Libraries in Dakar

In late May, I had the opportunity to accompany UNC-CH African Studies Center Director Emily Burrill, and Associate Director Barbara Anderson, on a trip to Dakar, Senegal. The trip’s objective was to finalize the renewal of UNC’s 5-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Université de Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD). Jim Herrington, Director of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Global Gateway, whose blog post about the trip is well worth reading, was the fourth member of the UNC delegation.

The trip was also an important opportunity to see the work of many libraries/library workers based in Dakar. My first library stop was at the West African Research Center (WARC), a small library that serves a large number of researchers both locally-based, and visiting.

IMG_6737Next, I visited the branch library for the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, pictured below. This branch library makes ingenious use of space, shoehorning periodical shelving and study tables into a corridor, and integrating a reference service point with heavily used test preparation materials.

Finally, I visited the main UCAD library, where on the Friday afternoon before Ramadan, there was hardly an empty seat to be found.

UNC students can learn about opportunities to visit/study abroad in Senegal by visiting the UNC Study Abroad site.

IAAR Brown Bag – “The Voter Education Project and the Financing of the Black Freedom Movement: The Case of Monroe, Louisiana, 1963-1966”

The UNC-Chapel Hill Institute of African American Research (IAAR) begins its 2015-2016 series of graduate student brown bag lectures with a presentation by Evan Faulkenbury, PhD candidate in the UNC-CH Department of History.  The talk will be held on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 12:00pm in Room 309C of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center.

Faulkenbury’s talk is titled “The Voter Education Project and the Financing of the Black Freedom Movement: The Case of Monroe, Louisiana, 1963-1966” and all are welcome to attend.

The Stone Center Library staff has prepared a bibliography to accompany this lecture, the PDF of which can be found here.