In November 2017, more than 120 people attended a poetry event hosted by the Natural Hair Support Group at East Baton Rouge Parish (La.) Library’s Greenwell Springs Road Regional branch. The group was founded by Adult Services and Reference Librarian Nicollette M. Davis (holding program book). z

Embracing Natural Hair

Louisiana library group supports movement to reconnect with roots

Dispatches with Erin Baucom

Recipe for Success

Giving the gift of a documented workflow

Illustration of dozens of diverse faces (Illustration: Franzi Draws)

Ask, Listen, Empower

Ethical and inclusive community engagement

Old-School Outreach

Libraries find new value in offline engagement amid COVID-19

Alicia Serratos poses in front of a seed library holding a box of seeds.

Newsmaker: Alicia Serratos

Young activist sows seed libraries across the US

All Good Things …
Looking back on 14 years of In Practice

By the Numbers: Juneteenth
Stats celebrating Juneteenth and the Black authors who uphold the tradition

Libraries and the Law
Legal column addresses timely concerns

Chronicling the Black Experience
Librarians and archivists collect and tell their own stories

Barack Obama to Close ALA’s Annual Conference

2021 Annual Conference Preview
ALA members gather online for a week of learning, networking June 23–29

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