National Hispanic Heritage Month

The James B. Duke Memorial Library Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) National Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the societal and cultural contributions of Hispanic…

Change is Coming!

Effective August 30, 2017, a new look and a new way to search for resources is coming to the James B. Duke Memorial library.

James B. Duke Memorial Library Awarded $100,000 NEH Grant to Create Digital Map of the Historic West End

On August 2, 2017, The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced $39.3 million in grants for 245 humanities projects across the country. This round of funding will support vital…

Inventor Highlight-Madame C. J. Walker

Before there were brands such as Carol’s Daughter, As I Am, or Cantu, there was Madam C.J. Walker. Born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867, she created specialized hair products for African-Americans.

Black History Month Highlight–Carla Hayden!

As a celebration of Black History Month, the James B. Duke Memorial Library will be highlighting influential black leaders that have impacted the world. This week we will focus on Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress. Hayden was the first African-American and the first woman to head the Library of Congress.

JCSU Librarian Attends 1st Academic Makerspace Conference

JCSU’s very own Dr. Chantell McDowell attended the 1st International Academic Makerspace Symposium (ISAM) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from November 13-16, 2016.  The ISAM joined people, knowledge, and inspiration…