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February was a busy month for the James B. Duke Memorial Library as it continued to deliver outstanding programs that connect students, faculty, and the community. On February 3, 2019 the library hosted a soft launch of the Reclaim 37exhibit by featuring the work of Brandon Lunsford, University Archivist. Brandon has been working on a grant project through the National Endowment of the Humanities to create an interactive digital map of the historically African American neighborhoods

February 3, 2019 was the official launch of Digital Smith and the Historic West End Digital Mapping project. The unveiling of this project marks the beginning of a new era of sharing and celebrating the history and legacy of West Charlotte. University Archivist, Brandon Lunsford presented highlights of his interactive digital mapping project. The digital map incorporates historical photographs, documents, and oral histories curated by the James B. Duke Memorial Library at Johnson C. Smith

JCSU Collegiate Storytelling Association is the first of its kind on a college campus. We are calling all poets, spoken word artists, story lovers, storytellers, and authors to join us. If you are interested in being a member contact Monika Rhue, Director of Library Services and Curation at JCSU at mrhue@jcsu.edu Enjoy these highlights from JCSU Collegiate Storytelling Association open house that was held on February 2, 2019. Students, faculty, staff and the Charlotte community had the

The James B. Duke Memorial Library has been selected to participate in a pilot Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative and will receive $8,000 for assisting faculty and students with Open Education Resources (OER) 'Affordable Learning Solutions'. This opportunity is made possible through the California State University’s (CSU) Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) in partnership with Tennessee State University and grant awards from the Hewlett Packard and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations.  The Affordable Learning Solutions Initiative

One of our collections in Digital Smith is featured on the website and social media of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) for the month of September. OCLC is a global library cooperative that provides databases and digital repository software for libraries around the world. Digital Smith, the online repository for collections in the Inez Moore Parker Archives at Johnson C. Smith University provides online access to over 8,000 artifacts. The featured collection highlighted by OCLC