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FYI Podcast – Black History Month Programming Study

by on December 18, 2023

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Deborah Robinson and Dr. Grace Jackson-Brown about the Black History Month Programming in Public Libraries study.  The University of Michigan received a three-year grant to assess the content, scope, and factors influencing Black History Month offerings at public libraries in the United States.  Our guests are Grace Jackson-Brown, Ph.D., M.L.S. Professor, Library Science, Research & Instructional Services Unit, Duane G. Meyer Library, Missouri State University and BCALA Project Director for the study, and Deborah Robinson, MBA, Ph.D., Research Investigator and Principal Investigator on the IMLS-funded grant, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Resources for this Podcast

University of Michigan Program for Research on Black Americans – https://prba.isr.umich.edu/

Black History Month Programming Taxonomy – https://blackhistorymonth.bcala.org/taxonomy/

University of Michigan Public Engagement and Impact website – Examining Black History Month Programming in Public Libraries – https://publicengagement.umich.edu/examining-black-history-month-programming-in-public-libraries/

BCALA Website – Black History Month Programming in Public Libraries – https://blackhistorymonth.bcala.org/

Dr. Deborah Robinson – https://prba.isr.umich.edu/2019/09/03/robinson-returns-to-prba/

Dr. Grace Jackson-Brown – https://libraries.missouristate.edu/profile-display.aspx?p=GJackson-Brown

Association for the Study of African American Life and History – Origins of Black History Month – https://asalh.org/about-us/origins-of-black-history-month/  – Annual Themes (including 2024 theme) – https://asalh.org/black-history-themes/

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