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The Authenticity Project, hosted jointly by the Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) Library Alliance and CLIR/DLF, is an IMLS-funded mentoring and professional development program for HBCU library workers.

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Toward Radical Imagination: HBCUs, Digital Libraries, and Authentic Collaboration

Learn More About the Program

History of the program, goals, and reach. 

View Presentations and Projects

Selected presentations and publications by cohort members.


Meet the Past Program Participants

Fellows, mentors, conversation partners, and facilitators from the 2019 and 2022 cohorts.

The goal of the Authenticity Project is to support a more diverse, inclusive, collaborative digital library workforce prepared to collaborate across all types of institutions in building infrastructure of various kinds, including social and technological, in service to a wide array of communities. 

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