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Mama Africa! How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with her Song
Exhibition of Illustrated Africana Children's Literature
Monday, January 28, 2019 - Sunday, October 6, 2019
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the Hammond's House Museum, will host Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song, a compelling new exhibition featuring the illustrated children’s literature of award-winning artist/illustrator Charly Palmer. These vivid paintings pulsing with color, movement, and emotion creating a driving visual narrative that alight on significant events, in the life of Miriam Makeba, such as her flight from her homeland in disguise, her powerful testimony at the United Nations, the horrific Soweto killings, and Nelson Mandela’s release from jail, ending with the singer’s triumphant return home after apartheid is ended. Miriam Makeba, a Grammy Award-winning South African singer, rose to fame in the hearts of her people at the pinnacle of apartheid―a brutal system of segregation similar to American Jim Crow laws. Mama Africa, as they called her, raised her voice to help combat injustice. Charly Palmer is a graphic designer, illustrator, and fine artist who studied art and design at the American Academy of Art and the School of the Art Institute, both in Chicago. Mama Africa! is his first picture book. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
Sanctuary for the Internal Enemy: An Ancestral Odyssey
Fine Art Exhibition 
Monday, June 10, 2019 - Sunday, October 6, 2019
The Auburn Avenue Research Library is pleased to present Sanctuary for the Internal Enemy: An Ancestral Odyssey, a multimedia solo exhibition in which Tina Maria Dunkley presents prints, assemblages, and textiles based on her publication, The Merikins: Forgotten Freedom Fighters in the War of 1812. This exhibition is an evocative and visually riveting exploration into the lives of enslaved Africans who escaped bondage and fought for the British during the War of 1812. Through meticulous research into her own maternal ancestry, Dunkley learned of the plight of her ancestor, Ezekiel Loney, and other freedom fighters who fled a Virginian plantation in 1814. Loney was among 4,000 former slaves who, after the war, were settled in South Trinidad and called themselves Merikins, a creolization of “American”. Sanctuary for the Internal Enemy: An Ancestral Odyssey was organized by the Wilmer Jennings Gallery of Kenkeleba House and was made possible with support from the Judith Alexander Foundation, the Lubo Fund, and many other generous friends. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
The Silver Living Legacies Extraordinaire: Women of Distinction
Photographic Art Exhibit
September 6 - November 10, 2019
Silver Living Legacies Extraordinaire is part of a massive photographic undertaking, highlighting influential Black women of distinction over 60 years of age. Via intimate photographic images, taken by renowned photographer  Nafisa Sheriff, this exhibition serves as a reverent visual homage to these powerful Black women and their ongoing legacy. This exhibit will be curated by Arnika Dawkins from the Arnika Dawkins Photographic Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA. This exhibit is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
Course Description and Outline
Summer/Fall 2019   
 
September 12 | Google Basics and Drive 
September 20 | Job Readiness   
September 27 | Research 101   
 
October 4 | Digital Literacy    
October 11 | Google Basics and Drive 
October 18 | Job Readiness   
October 24 | Research 101   
October 31 | Digital Literacy    
 
November 7 | Google Basics and Drive 
November 14 | Job Readiness   
November 21 | Research 101   
 
December 5 | Digital Literacy    
December 12 | Google Basics and Drive
December 19 | Job Readiness   
Classes are open and free to the public. Please R.S.V.P to confirm your attendance. 
 
Celebrating The Life and Legacy of Toni Morrison
Community Dialogue and Discussion
6:00 p.m. Every Wednesday in September 2019
The Community Dialogue and Discussion Program will promote scholarly usage of the library’s materials, with educational films and documentaries. Other essential objectives of the program are to encourage the research inquiries and interests of patrons. Every Wednesday, throughout this month, at 6 p.m., AARL will host The Community Dialogue and Discussion Program, honoring the life and legacy of many canonized authors, writers and narratives.  After each showing of a documentary or film adaptation, a brief discussion or a memorial reading will follow—highlighting the author’s work. Specific bibliographies,  a list of library resources, and library displays are paired with each Community Dialogue and Discussion. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
   
September 18 | The Bluest Eye
September 25 | Song of Solomon   
 
Mamá Africa
Film Screening
7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 12, 2019
The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host filmmaker and producer Benito Marquez, for a screening and conversation of his documentary, Mamá Africa. This powerful documentary on Africa and its Diaspora was filmed in Nigeria in the heart of the kingdom Yoruba (Oyo, Ado Ekiti, Abuja, Ibadan) and Bobures, Palmarito Zulia State, Venezuela, and serves as a genuine and exploration on the regions cultural, spiritual and social traditions. Mama Africa also examines global African solidarity expressed through the lived experiences of Black people. Benito Marquez is a director and audiovisual producer and has made several documentaries, such as Hip Hop Protest in 2004 (filmed between Cuba, Perú, Argentina, Cuba, and Chile) and Boricua Rap (Puerto Rico) in 2007, produced and directed music videos in Venezuela, the Caribbean and Africa, and is the winner of two international awards for best music video. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
Google Basics and Drive
Instructional Research Course
7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 12, 2019
The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Google Basics and Drive as the progressive instructional series of classes facilitated by AARL's Reference and Research staff. These instructional workshops support the ongoing development of foundational computer and information literacy, and research skills; promoting the library resources and fostering culturally-relevant lifelong learning. Google Basics and Drive is an accessible, culturally relevant introduction to Google and its applications, including essential tools regarding the construction of information, as well as techniques for accessing and evaluating information. Utilizing the Fulton County Library System collection of resources, with a special focus on those specific to the Auburn Avenue Research Library and relating to the Black experience and Africana studies, this course is influenced by ACRL Framework for Computer Literacy for Higher Education, which outlines threshold concepts for the mastery of information and computer literacy but geared to meet researchers at any skill level. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
Documentary Film Screening
3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019
In celebration of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the Howard University Alumni Club, will host the documentary film, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities. Black colleges and universities are a haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries and have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities examines the impact these institutions have had on American history, culture, and national identity. The Howard University Alumni Club of Atlanta, GA is a group of proud ''Bison'' who believe in their Alma Mater and are focused on continuing the legacy. Over the past three years, the group has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to deserving Atlanta-area students. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
Job Readiness: Maximizing and Properly Conducting a Job Search
Instructional Research Course
7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2019
The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Job Readiness: “Return and Get It” Maximizing and Properly Conducting a Job Search, as a part of the instructional series of classes facilitated by AARL's Reference and Research staff. These instructional workshops support the ongoing development of foundational research skills; promoting the library resources and fostering culturally-relevant lifelong learning of professional and employable opportunities within the African American and minority-serving environments. While attending job fairs, networking events and dropping off a resume is a good start, a deeper engagement is required in today's job market to succeed. Staff will discuss networking strategies to better enhance employment attainment prospects in African American and minority-serving communities. Job Readiness is an accessible, culturally relevant introduction to prepare patrons, and provide essential tools regarding the construction of information and professional development, as well as techniques for accessing and evaluating information. Utilizing the Fulton County Library System collection of resources, with a special focus on those specific to the Auburn Avenue Research Library and relating to minority-serving institutions and environments, this course is influenced by ACRL Framework for Computer Literacy for Higher Education, which outlines threshold concepts for the mastery of information literacy, but geared to meet researchers at any skill level. This course is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
The Bluest Eye
Author Discussion
3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2019
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the Howard University Alumni Club and the Toni Morrison Society, will present a community discussion on The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison's first novel, a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision. Mark the upcoming 50th anniversary of the publication of Toni Morrison’s inaugural novel, and in recognition of her passing, this community dialogue, facilitated by the founder and board chair of Toni Morrison Society Dr. Carolyn Denard, will explore and celebrate this iconic work of literary fiction. The mission of the Toni Morrison Society is to initiate, sponsor, and encourage critical dialogue, scholarly publications, and projects devoted to the study of the works of Toni Morrison. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
Suppressed: The Fight to Vote
Film Screening and Community Dialogue
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2019
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Brave New Films, will host a screening of Suppressed: The Fight to Vote by Robert Greenwald. In Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, Brave New Films weaves together personal stories, from American voters, that vividly paints a disturbing picture of recent systemic voter suppression, that disproportionately affected communities of color. This film examines the historical context and contemporary relevance Voter suppression experienced by millions of Americans via voter roll purges, poll closures, missing absentee ballots, and strict voter ID. Brave New Films produces feature-length documentaries that seek to educate, influence and empower viewers to take action around issues that matter. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
Research 101: Africana Studies
Instructional Research Course
7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 26, 2019
The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Research 101: Africana Studies as a part of a progressive series of classes facilitated by AARL's Reference and Research staff. These instructional workshops support the ongoing development of foundational information literacy and research skills; promoting library resources and fostering culturally-relevant lifelong learning. Research 101 is an accessible,  culturally relevant introduction to information literacy concepts, including critical thinking regarding the construction of information, as well as techniques for accessing and evaluating information. Utilizing the Fulton County Library System collection of resource, with a special focus on those specific to the Auburn Avenue Research Library, related to the Black experience and Africana studies, this course is influenced by ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, which outlines threshold concepts for the mastery of information and computer literacy but geared to meet researchers at any skill level. This course is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
We Want to Do More Than Survive:
Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom
Author Discussion and Book Signing
12:00 p.m.  Saturday, September 28, 2019
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Georgia State University, will host Dr. Bettina L.Love, who will discuss her latest publication, We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom. Drawing on her life’s work of teaching and researching in urban schools, Dr. Love persuasively argues that educators must teach students about racial violence, oppression, and how to make sustainable change in their communities through radical civic initiatives and movements. Instead of trying to repair a flawed system, educational reformers offer survival tactics in the forms of test-taking skills, acronyms, grit labs, and character education, which Dr. Love calls the educational survival complex.  Dr. Bettina L. Love is an award-winning author and an associate professor of educational theory and practice at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on how teachers and schools, working with parents and communities can build communal, civically engaged, antiracist, antihomophobic, and antisexist educational, equitable classrooms. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
An Afternoon with Kwame Alexander:
In Conversation with Michelle Gipson of Written Magazine
Author Discussion
2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019
The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, in collaboration with Written Magazine, will host An Afternoon with Kwame Alexander: in Conversation with Michelle Gipson of Written Magazine. Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and New York Times Bestselling author of 21 books, including BOOKED, SURF'S UP, and THE CROSSOVER, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal, the NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor, The Paterson Poetry Prize, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, and the Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor. Michelle Gipson is the Publisher and Founder of Written magazine. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Hampton University attended Stanford University’s Executive Publishing Course and Harvard University’s Maynard Institute. A freelance writer, a radio personality, and a marketing and advertising executive, Gipson have been in publishing and media for more than 15 years. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
Sanctuary for the Internal Enemy: An Ancestral Odyssey
Lecture and Gallery Talk
2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2019
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the Baton Foundation Inc., will host fine artist Tina Maria Dunkley for a lecture and gallery tour of her exhibit: Sanctuary for the Internal Enemy: An Ancestral Odyssey. In this multimedia solo exhibition, Tina Dunkley presents prints, assemblages, and textiles based on her publication, The Merikins: Forgotten Freedom Fighters in the War of 1812. This exhibition is an evocative and visually riveting exploration into the lives of enslaved Africans who escaped bondage and fought for the British during the War of 1812. Through meticulous research into her own maternal ancestry, Dunkley learned of the plight of her ancestor, Ezekiel Loney, and other freedom fighters who fled a Virginian plantation in 1814. Loney was among 4,000 former slaves who, after the war, were settled in South Trinidad and called themselves Merikins, a creolization of “American”. Sanctuary for the Internal Enemy: An Ancestral Odyssey was organized by the Wilmer Jennings Gallery of Kenkeleba House and was made possible with support from the Judith Alexander Foundation, The Lubo Fund, and many other generous friends. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
The Language You Cry In
Film Screening and Community Discussion
6:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2019
As part of the weekly Community Dialogue and Discussion, and in celebration of Gullah Geechee Heritage Observance month, AARL is hosting a series of iconic cinematic features illustrating Gullah Geechee culture and narratives. The Language You Cry In tells an amazing scholarly detective story that searches for -and finds meaningful links between African Americans and their ancestral past. It bridges hundreds of years and thousands of miles from the Gullah people of present-day Georgia back to 18th century Sierra Leone. It recounts the even more remarkable saga of how African Americans have retained links with their African past through the horrors of the middle passage, slavery, and segregation. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, Ga 30303.
 
Digital Literacy: Understanding Your Online Presence
Instructional Course
7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2019
The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Digital Literacy: Understanding Your Online Presence, as a part of the progressive instructional series facilitated by AARL's Reference and Research staff. These instructional workshops support the ongoing development of foundational computer literacy and research skills; promoting the library resources and fostering culturally-relevant lifelong learning. Digital Literacy is a culturally relevant introduction to computer and information literacy concepts, including critical thinking regarding the construction of information, as well as techniques for accessing and evaluating information. Utilizing the Fulton County Library System collection of resources, with a special focus on those specific to the Auburn Avenue Research Library and relating to the Black experience and Africana studies, this course is influenced by ACRL Framework for Computer Literacy for Higher Education, which outlines threshold concepts for the mastery of information and computer literacy, but geared to meet researchers at any skill level. This course is free and open to the public at  101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, Ga 30303.
 
2nd Annual Book Fair & Literary Festival
Literary Festival
10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019
The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration with the Friends of the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host the 2nd Annual Book Fair & Literary Festival, a yearly event profiling the works of published and unpublished authors. This event will feature workshops, author panel discussions, live performances (Music, Poetry, Spoken Word), book vendor's market, and more. This event is free and open to the public. The Friends of the Auburn Avenue Research Library (FOAARL) is a non-profit organization that exists to support the library. The group is made up of caring, involved people who support a strong public library system for the benefit of the community. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, Ga 30303.
 
Atlanta Radical Book Fair
Book Fair and Community Discussions
12:00 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with On Our Own Authority Publishing, will host the annual Atlanta Radical Book Fair. The Atlanta Radical Book Fair is a gathering of radical left writers, publishers, artists, activists, and community organizations from across the American South and beyond. The 2019 fair will host panel discussions exploring radical perspectives on topics like education, electoralism, social ecology, and social movement history in the Caribbean. The Book Fair will also feature an indoor market with tables from radical publishers, artists, booksellers and community organizations. For more information visit https://atlantaradicalbookfair.com. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
Porgy: A Gullah Version
Film Screening and Community Discussion
6:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2019
As part of the weekly Community Dialogue and Discussion, and in celebration of Gullah Geechee Heritage Observance month, AARL is hosting a series of iconic cinematic features illustrating Gullah Geechee culture and narratives. Porgy is the first major southern novel to portray African Americans outside the stereotypes. It is the story edge of subsistence and trusts his fate to the gods and chance. His one shining moment is his pursuit of Bess, whom he wins and then loses during one summer of passion and violence. The fictional characters of Porgy, Bess, Black Maria, Sportin' Life, and the other Gullah denizens of Catfish Row have attained a mythic status and have become inextricably identified with Charleston. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, Ga 30303.
 
Sweat The Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius
Author Talk and Book Signing
5:30 p.m Thursday, October 10, 2019
The Auburn Avenue Library in collaboration with Charis Books and more will host entertainer, writer, and hip-hop artist Rakim, for a conversation about his memoir Sweat The Technique. Part memoir, part writing guide, Sweat the Technique offers insight into how Rakim thinks about words, music, writing, and rhyming as it teaches writers of all levels how to hone their craft. It is also a rare glimpse into Rakim’s private life, full of entertaining personal stories from his youth on Long Island growing up in a home and community filled with musicians to the clubs of New York and the studios of Los Angeles during his rise to the top of popular music. Rakim celebrates the influences that shaped his development, including the jazz music of John Coltrane and the spirituality of the streets, and shares anecdotes spotlighting personalities such as L. L. Cool J. and Dr. Dre, among others. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
Google Basics and Drive: Maximizing Your Search
Instructional Course
7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 2019
The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Google Basics and Drive as the progressive instructional series of classes facilitated by AARL's Reference and Research staff. These instructional workshops support the ongoing development of foundational computer and information literacy, and research skills; promoting the library resources and fostering culturally-relevant lifelong learning. Google Basics and Drive is an accessible, culturally relevant introduction to Google and its applications, including essential tools regarding the construction of information, as well as techniques for accessing and evaluating information. Utilizing the Fulton County Library System collection of resources, with a special focus on those specific to the Auburn Avenue Research Library and relating to the Black experience and Africana studies, this course is influenced by ACRL Framework for Computer Literacy for Higher Education, which outlines threshold concepts for the mastery of information and computer literacy, but geared to meet researchers at any skill level. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
Fela Kuti Double Feature: Documentary and Concert
Film Screenings and Community Discussion
6:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2019
As part of the weekly Community Dialogue and Discussion, and in celebration of Afrobeat Music, AARL is hosting a screening of the Fela Kuti Double Feature: Documentary & Concert. As a pioneer of Afrobeat and a seminal figure in the history of world music, Fela Kuti's prodigious legacy continues to influence new generations of musicians and fans. His political activism ignited revolutions in Africa and inspired generations around the world. Almost all modern music owes something to the work of Fela Kuti, and the movement that he founded. This essential double feature captures his genius at the peak of his power and popularity. The event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
Job Readiness: “Return and Get It” Maximizing and Properly Conducting
Instructional Course
7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2019
The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Job Readiness: “Return and Get It” Maximizing and Properly Conducting a Job Search, as a part of the instructional series of classes facilitated by AARL's Reference and Research staff. These instructional workshops support the ongoing development of foundational research skills; promoting the library resources and fostering culturally-relevant lifelong learning of professional and employable opportunities within the African American and minority-serving environments. While attending job fairs, networking events and dropping off a resume is a good start, a deeper engagement is required in today's job market to succeed. Staff will discuss networking strategies to better enhance employment attainment prospects in African American and minority-serving communities. Job Readiness is an accessible, culturally relevant introduction to prepare patrons, and provide essential tools regarding the construction of information and professional development, as well as techniques for accessing and evaluating information. Utilizing the Fulton County Library System collection of resources, with a special focus on those specific to the Auburn Avenue Research Library and relating to minority-serving institutions and environments, this course is influenced by ACRL Framework for Computer Literacy for Higher Education, which outlines threshold concepts for the mastery of information literacy, but geared to meet researchers at any skill level. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
Research: 101 Africana Studies
Instructional Course
7:00p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2019
The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Research 101: Africana Studies as a part of a progressive series of classes facilitated by AARL's Reference and Research staff. These instructional workshops support the ongoing development of foundational information literacy and research skills; promoting library resources and fostering culturally-relevant lifelong learning. Research 101 is an accessible, culturally relevant introduction to information literacy concepts, including critical thinking regarding the construction of information, as well as techniques for accessing and evaluating information. Utilizing the Fulton County Library System collection of resource, with a special focus on those specific to the Auburn Avenue Research Library, related to the Black experience and Africana studies, this course is influenced by ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, which outlines threshold concepts for the mastery of information and computer literacy, but geared to meet researchers at any skill level. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
Gullah Geechee  Film Festival
Film Screenings and Community Discussion
10:00 a.m. Friday, October 26, 2019
In celebration of Gullah Geechee Heritage Observance month, AARL is hosting a film festival of iconic cinematic features illustrating Gullah Geechee culture and narratives. The last weekend of October, browse amongst the collections and various reference materials to discover colorful elements of this distinctive community. In addition to the visual and book displays around the library, enjoy the panel discussion of historical figures. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
Charlotte Forten's Mission: Experiment in Freedom
Film Screenings and Community Dialogue
6:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2019
As part of the weekly Community Dialogue and Discussion, and in celebration of Gullah Geechee Heritage Observance month, AARL is hosting a series of iconic cinematic features illustrating Gullah Geechee culture and narratives. Charlotte Forten's Mission: Experiment in Freedom is the austere tale of a pioneer African-American educator Charlotte Forten, a northern black woman who heads to Port Royal, SC, in the midst of the Civil War. Charlotte intends to educate the newly freed slaves in this Union-held community. Her mission is complicated by a self-serving abolitionist and the fact that the slaves mistrust her because of her lighter complexion and "fancy airs." This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
Digital Literacy: Understanding Your Online Presence
Instructional Course
7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2019
The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Digital Literacy: Understanding Your Online Presence, as a part of the progressive instructional series facilitated by AARL's Reference and Research staff. These instructional workshops support the ongoing development of foundational computer literacy and research skills; promoting the library resources and fostering culturally-relevant lifelong learning. Digital Literacy is a culturally relevant introduction to computer and information literacy concepts, including critical thinking regarding the construction of information, as well as techniques for accessing and evaluating information. Utilizing the Fulton County Library System collection of resources, with a special focus on those specific to the Auburn Avenue Research Library and relating to the Black experience and Africana studies, this course is influenced by ACRL Framework for Computer Literacy for Higher Education, which outlines threshold concepts for the mastery of information and computer literacy, but geared to meet researchers at any skill level. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
 
 
 
 

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