DLF HBCU Fellows Announced!

It is with great excitement that we announce the twenty-four (!!) outstanding DLF HBCU Fellows, primarily from historically black colleges and universities or with HBCU backgrounds, who will attend our 2017 DLF Liberal Arts/HBCUs Preconference and Forum in October, thanks to a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.

This fellowship program and pre-conference event is a collaboration between the Digital Library Federation and our friends at the HBCU Library Alliance.

The following distinguished individuals will join 18 others who were named earlier this year (sponsored by DLF in collaboration with the Kress Foundation, Association of Research Libraries, Library Juice Academy/Press, and ER&L) for a total of forty-two 2017 DLF Forum Fellows. See you in Pittsburgh!

Read the CLIR press release about the awards.


Pearl Adzei-Stonnes
Acquisitions Librarian, Virginia Union University






Nicola Andrews
NCSU Libraries Fellow, North Carolina State University






Danisha Baker-Whitaker
Archivist/Museum Curator, Bennett College






Dorothy Berry
Project Manager and Metadata Coordinator, University of Minnesota






Arneice Bowen
Head of Cataloging, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University






Elizabeth Jean Brumfield
Distance Services Librarian, Prairie View A&M University






Tatiana Bryant
Outreach and Promotion Librarian, Adelphi University





Zakiya Collier
Master’s Candidate – New York University/Long Island





Chianta Dorsey
Reference Archivist, Amistad Research Center






Vanissa Ely Gosserand
Reference/User Services Librarian, Southern University





Mary Jo Fayoyin
Dean, Library Services, Savannah State University






Kaneisha Gaston
Instructor, Livingstone College &  MLIS student, North Carolina Central University






Jean Greene
Director of Library Services & Archives, Hinds Community College-Utica






Chris Iweha
Associate Director for Public Service, Morgan State University





Andrea Jackson
Executive Director, Black Metropolis Research Consortium





Laura Adair Johnson
Director of Library Services, Livingstone College






kYmberly Keeton
Independent Publisher, Art Librarian, bookista media group





Shatiqua A. Mosby-Wilson
Library Director, Southern University of New Orleans






Jessica C. Neal
University Archivist, Trinity University





Ana Ndumu
Doctoral Student, Florida State University






Monika Rhue
Chair, HBCU Library Alliance & Director of Library Services, Johnson C. Smith University






Horacio Sierra
Assistant Professor, English Department, Bowie State University





Holly A. Smith
College Archivist, Spelman College






LeTisha Stacey
Digital Librarian/Archivist, Philander Smith College





We look forward to welcoming them at the Forum! Click here to learn more about fellowship opportunities.