The Authenticity Project, hosted jointly by the HBCU Library Alliance + CLIR’s Digital Library Federation, is an IMLS-funded mentoring and professional development program for early- to mid-career HBCU library staff.

Our goal is to build a more diverse, inclusive, collaborative, and cohesive next-generation digital library workforce, ready to work across types of institutions in building infrastructure of various kinds (social and technological) in service to a wide array of communities.

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2022 Fellows

Vanesa Evers

Digital Publishing Librarian, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library (GA)

Jocelyne Caldera

College Archivist, Bennett College (NC)

Sloane N. Clark

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Allen University (SC)

Martina Dodd

Program Director of Curation and Object Based Learning, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library (GA)

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Sabrina Dyck

 Reference and Instruction Librarian, Lawson State Community College (AL)

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Bryan Fuller

Reference and Government Documents Librarian, Morgan State University (MD)

Gregory Hill

Circulation/Administrative Services Librarian, Andrew Carnegie Library at Livingstone College (NC)

Renise M. Johnson

Head of Access Services/Systems Librarian, Morgan State University (MD)

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Tasmine Moore

Reference Collection Development Librarian, Mississippi Valley State University (MS)

Jordan Signater

Reference Librarian, Prairie View A&M University (TX)

Program Details

Outcomes for fellows:

Through the program, individuals will

  • find safe and supportive spaces for professional growth within their fellowship cohorts
  • forge meaningful relationships with mentoring LIS professionals and staff/board members at the HBCU Library Alliance and Digital Library Federation
  • engage in regular networking sessions and in-depth discussions that encourage conversation and relationship- and skill-building
  • receive full support to attend and present at the DLF Forum and Learn@DLF workshop events in their fellowship year

Have questions about the program? Get in touch.

Our program identity was designed by Washington, D.C.-based Talooka Studio.

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