School Library Journal highlights work by Professor Sandra Hughes-Hassell and SILS alumni

December 14, 2015

Libraries Reach Out to Young Black Men,” an article in the November issue of School Library Journal, features the research and leadership of SILS Professor Sandra Hughes-Hassell, as well as library programs organized by SILS graduates Demetria Tucker (MSLS '78) and Faith Burns (MSLS ’15).

The story quotes Hughes-Hassell on a variety of topics related to improving library services for African-American youth, and discusses the “Building a Bridge to Literacy for African-American Male Youth” summit hosted by SILS and North Carolina Central University in 2012.

The article also highlights Tucker’s efforts to make the Pearl Bailey Library in Newport News, Va., a more positive and empowering space for local teens, and how Burns is working to let teens visiting the Durham County Public Library in Durham, N.C., know their voices matter.  

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