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Prof. Book Nerds



Join the Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge



The Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge is a list of 12 different types of books that readers will need to read throughout the calendar year. Some of this year’s challenges include “A self-published book” and “A book written by an LGBTQ+ author.” Once completed, readers can fill out the form below and send it to the Professional Book Nerds either via email ( ) or by sending a screenshot to them on Instagram or Twitter (@ProBookNerds) for a chance to win a free device from OverDrive. Readers cannot use the same book for more than one task.


The Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge is designed to get readers out of their comfort zone and introduce them to books and authors they wouldn’t normally read. The nerds will be sharing recommendations for each task throughout the year, so be sure to subscribe to the podcast to stay up-to-date! You can also join the conversation by using the hashtag #PBNRead2020.


Don’t miss out on this fun way to find your next great reading adventures all throughout 2020. Feel free to print off the below image and share it with your fellow librarians, family, friends and any other reader in your life!











RIF 2020 Reader Challenge




Reading Is Fundamental is committed to a literate America by inspiring a passion for reading among all children, providing quality content to make an impact and engaging communities in the solution to give every child the fundamentals for success. As the nation’s largest children’s literacy non-profit, Reading Is Fundamental maximizes every contribution to ensure all children have the ability to read and succeed.
















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Natl. Nurses Month 2020







Thank You Teachers







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Working with Dr. Eartha Johnson Capstone Class: Information Literacy Student Professional Development Workshop on Conducting a Research Capstone Project 

February 2020 




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Dillard University Center for Teaching, Learning and Academic Technology


Div. of Academic Affairs Tuesday Tea: Focus on Peru

with Professor Keith Alan Morris, MFA, Guest Speaker, Film

in the DU Library COMMONS_03032020





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Library Hours Mardi Gras 2020




Library Closure Spring Break 2020









Black History Month Program


Dillard University Student Writers 


Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy, Advisor and Host


February 12, 2020




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One Book One New Orleans Presents, "Dialogue on Tom Dent"



Featuring Guest Panelists: Gianna Chachere, Adelle Gautier,

Chakula cha Jus, and Christopher Harter



Moderated by Dr. Nancy Dixon, Dillard University Professor

and Coordinator of English



Feb. 6, 2020








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DU Royal Court Fall Finals Survival Kit Giveaway in the DULibrary_120419




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Take Back the Night 2019 Events at the DU Library 



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Open Mic Spoken Word, sponsored by the DU KB Psychology Club and The DU Library

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Canada Tuesday Tea with Dr. Robert Collins and Dr. Casey Schreiber


March 26, 2019



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Tuesday Tea March 2019




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MARCH is... 



Natl. Women's History Month










feb library lovers month





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Library Lovers’ Day is celebrated on February 14th each year to honor libraries, librarians, book lovers, and lovers of libraries. On Library Lovers’ Day, we celebrate the enduring relationship between our community and the libraries. This also provides an opportunity to celebrate those who love and support libraries and to remind decision makers how loved and cherished libraries are by the entire community. Not everyone receives flowers on Valentine’s Day but everyone is welcome at their library.





Black Nurses Rock New Orleans Chapter 



Mix and Mingle




January 5, 2019




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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


New Orleans Alumnae Chapter 




The Dillard University Will W. Alexander Library 


"Pride in our Heritage Tour" Jazz Reception


The Southwest Region


December 1, 2018




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Pictures from the event can be found @:







Dillard University Library



Fall 2018 Finals Exams Hours



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Dillard University 150th Year Anniversary Poster Exhibit in the DU Library






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Photos from the exhibit can be found @:






Dillard University Office of Academic Affairs

Center for Teaching, Learning and Academic Technology

Mentor and Mentee Mixer

Library COMMONS 

November 13, 2018


More photos from the event can be found @:




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Welcome to the Dillard University Library Speakers Series!



The Dillard University Library Speakers Series offers book discussions and signings of DU authors and local authors in the New Orleans community. The works of these speakers address current issues and events in academia and bring together the many diverse points of view found in our community. These speaker events are free and open to all members of the Dillard University community and the public.


Our first speaker of the series is Dr. Mack E. Crayton, III, Dillard University Professor of Genetics and Biology.







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I will vote



While 2018 is not a presidential election year, there are many other races coming up at the federal, state and local levels, including:







take back the night 2018





Take Back the Night is an event that brings together our community

including the local campuses,

youth and organizations to march,

rally and speak out against sexual and domestic violence.


Pictures from the event can be found @: 










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A campaign for literacy and community, One Book One New Orleans calls on
New Orleans residents to share the experience of reading
the same book at the same time, works to provide literacy resources to adults,
and emphasizes the importance of dialogue between diverse groups of people.
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Tues. Tea in the DULibrary



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DU Library at the 4th Annual Majors Fair


Henson Hall


October 11, 2018






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April is National Poetry Month! 



National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.



Please come out and support this DU students National Poetry Month Event!



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National Women's History Month feauring the Women of Dillard University 




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Thank you for supporting our book talk last night, April 12, 2018, with Dr. Jeroen Dewulf of UC Berkeley and Dr. Eva Baham of DU!  His book: From the Kingdom of Kongo to Congo Square. @jkdewulf @du1869 @ywpage @MsThesaurus1 @KnowNOLATours #DUSocialSciences @duhumanities


Additional pictures from this event can be found @:



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"Well I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop."
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


April 4, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination, yet his legacy lives on. Come join the Dillard University Library and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Beta Phi Chapter to remember the legacy of a revolutionary man, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.




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2018 black history month exhibit




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A complete set of pictures from the Dillard University Bleu Devils Historical Walk, created by DU Library Archivist John Kennedy, can be found at:


N.O. Black Creole Cuisine 300 Years  




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A complete set of pictures from the Dillard University Library New Orleans Black Creole Cuisine 300 Years of the Black Hand in the Pot Lecture by Ms. Zella Palmer, Chair of the Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture at Dillard University, can be found at: 


Photos courtesy of Mr. Malik Bartholomew, Library Access Services and Student Workers Supervisor. 



Pictures from "Black Health Matters" Panel Discussion on Thursday, February 15, 2018,

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The event was hosted by graduating senior, Chalsey Blanchard, and the Dillard University KB Psychology Club. More pictures from the event can be found at: 




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David "Big Dave" Baker, Sr. 




Big Dave Baker




Mr. David "Big Dave" Baker, Sr., was a Dillard University employee in the Facilities department. Big Dave was a hard worker, a family man and a gentle giant. David and his team were responsible for ensuring that our campus equipment was moved and set up properly for all campus events. Whenever anyone called on "Big Dave", he was right there without hesitation to make sure everyone's space and event was set up properly. David will be truly missed and will always be stamped in the heart of Dillard University.



A memorial walk organized by the Dillard University Library and tree dedication organized by Dillard University Facilities, was held in David's honor on Monday, February 5, 2018, on Dillard University's campus (see pictures above). 






Pictures from “Take Back the Night” Annual Chalk the Walk and Open Mic Poetry Slam in Recognition of Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Month Tuesday, October 24, 2017,

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 




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More information about “Take Back the Night” events can be found at:



Instagram: TBTNola

Snapchat: tbtnola

Hashtag: #TBTNola


Pictures from the Will W. Alexander Library Local Artist, Dianne M. “MiMi” Baquet, Art Exhibit and Opening Reception


Monday, October 23, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.



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To obtain more information about Ms. Baquet’s opening exhibit and reception, please contact her at: 504-421-5195. She can also be reached by email at: 


Pictures from Dillard University English Professors & Authors Book Signings and Presentations

September 19, 2017



Dr. Nancy Dixon
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 John Pult
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Dr. Nayita Wilson
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Carolyn Nur Wistrand
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Organizer: Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy, Author, Folklorist
Conrad N. Hilton Endowed Professor & Coordinator, for additional information.


Twitter: @redbeansista


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Pictures from One Book, One New Orleans Open Mic / Spoken Word event in recognition of  New Orleans born author and poet Clint Smith's book of Poetry, Counting Descent” . The event took place on September 30, 2017, in the Dillard University Library.


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Clint Smith is a writer, teacher, and Ph.D. Candidate at Harvard University. He is a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion, a 2017 recipient of the Jerome J. Shestack Prize from the American Poetry Review, and has received fellowships from Cave Canem and the National Science FoundationHis writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Guardian, and The New Republic and he has delivered two popular TED Talks, The Danger of Silence & How to Raise a Black Son in America. His debut collection of poems, Counting Descent, was published in 2016 by Write Bloody Publishing. It won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. 




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