Lae'l Hughes-Watkins, University Libraries

Lae'l Hughes-Watkins, University Libraries’ Department of Special Collections and Archives, presented “Activism in the Archives: How the Acquisition of a Collection Is Influencing Relationships With Diverse Populations and Stimulating Collaborative Relationships for Instructional Design” at the National Diversity Library Conference in Los Angeles, California, on Aug. 11, 2016.

The paper presentation provided an illuminating discourse on how Kent State University’s Department of Special Collections and Archives' Black Campus Movement (BCM) project is helping to strengthen its relationship with diverse populations and fostering opportunities to work with faculty on integrating primary resources highlighting underdocumented communities into instructional design.

The National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC '16), co-sponsored by the UCLA Library and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), was held on the UCLA campus on Aug. 10-13, 2016. Under the theme “Bridges to Inclusion,” it highlighted issues related to diversity and inclusion that affect staff, users and institutions in the library, archive and museum (LAM) fields.

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The Kent State University Board of Trustees today established a comprehensive, national search to recruit and select the university’s 13th president.


The events of May 4, 1970, placed Kent State University in an international spotlight after a student protest against the Vietnam War and the presence of the Ohio National Guard ended in tragedy with four students losing their lives and nine others being wounded. From a perspective of nearly 50 years, Kent State remembers the tragedy and leads a contemporary discussion and understanding of how the community, nation and world can benefit from understanding the profound impact of the event.

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