|About the Book|
In 1989, the School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University, Durham, celebrating its fiftieth year of educating black librarians and information professionals, held a symposium which examined the past, present, and future of this important topic. The papers cover a range of topics, including black leadership, international and minority-student recruiting, the role of blacks in the profession, the political environment, the probable impact of the coming technological and societal changes of the 21st century, and NCCUs considerable contributions to the profession. Contributors include Floyd B. McKissick, Sr., Jimmy R. Applegate, Michael L. Henninger, Floyd W. Hayes, III, Dario J. Villa, Jane Jurgens, Mary F. Lenox, E.J. Josey, Major R. Owens, Hannah Diggs Atkins, Joyce C. Wright, Ismail Abdullahi, Danny P. Wallace, Margaret Myers, Kathryn C. Stevenson, Patsy Hansel, Benjamin F. Speller, Jr., and Myles M. Jackson.