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Africana Librarians Council 2017: Getting Started


The Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies is pleased to welcome the Africana Librarians Council's Spring 2017 meeting, which will be held at the Northwestern University Libraries on April 19-21. Events will be located in the Library's Ver Steeg Faculty Lounge unless otherwise specified.

Daily Overview

For detailed schedules, see ALC & Title VI Meeting Schedule and CAMP Agenda - Friday, April 21 .

Wednesday 19th

8:00 am to 12:00 pm - Arrive Chicago

1:00 pm - Center for Research Libraries - Tour

6:00pm - Welcome Reception sponsored by Program of African Studies, in Ver Steeg Faculty Lounge, Northwestern University Library. 


Thursday 20th - ALC & Title VI Meetings

8:30am -5:00pm

  • Breakfast on your own
  • Lunch on your own

6:00 pm - Reception sponsored by Northwestern University Libraries at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Seidman. Address will be announced and transportation will be discussed at the meeting. (Note: All food meets requirements highlighted by attendees.)


Friday 21st  - CAMP Meeting

9:00 am – 12:00pm  

  • Breakfast on your own

Entering the Library

Anyone without a Northwestern affiliate ID must register in order to enter the library. As part of the registration process, these individuals must present one of these pieces of photo identification: driver’s license, state ID card, passport, or military ID.  Registered patrons will be given a barcode to use to enter the building which will expire at the end of the day’s public hours.

Click here for more details about visiting the library.

Ver Steeg Faculty Lounge

Events will be held in the Ver Steeg Faculty Lounge. From the Library's main entrance, take the elevators to the Third Floor, then follow the signs. Ver Steeg is located next to the Third Floor's South Tower.

Getting to the Library from Visitor's Center Parking

Northwestern University's visitor's information page contains links to resources on getting to campus, including by public transportation and by car (including parking information).

The address for the Main Library is:

1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2300

If you follow the Driving to Campus directions and park in the garage next to the Segal Visitors Center, the Main Library is a short walk north.

Walk from Garage to Library

Research and Media Assistant

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Herskovits Library of African Studies
Level 5, East Tower
Main Library
1970 N. Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208