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GLOBAL CAFÉ: A Virtual Tour of the Herskovits Library of African Studies, Guided by Florence Mugambi

When: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Danny Postel  

Group: International Studies

Category: Academic, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement


Zoom in Wednesday at 5pm for a virtual tour of the Herskovits Library of African Studies, guided by African Studies Librarian Florence Mugambi. Although the campus is closed, the Herskovits Library has so much to offer remotely! We will explore unique online resources that students can tap into for their research — now and in the future!

Established in 1954, the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University is the largest separate Africana collection in existence. Its scope is as wide as the continent of Africa itself; its subject matter ranges from art, history, literature, music, science, technology and religion to communications, engineering, management and cooking. The Africana collection is a resource for the entire university, and most of Northwestern's disciplinary programs are reflected in the collection. In addition to serving the NU community, the Herskovits Library also serves regional, national and international scholars.

Florence Mugambi is the African Studies Librarian at the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies. In this role, she works with the Northwestern community as well as researchers from around the world who consult the Herskovits world class collections. She offers instruction, research consultations and outreach to the community. 

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We hope you’ll join us for this exciting experience!

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