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Instructor Guide for African and African Diaspora Studies

This guide contains library research for instructional staff and faculty in the African and African Diaspora Studies Department

Call for Proposals: Black Feminist Symposium

Black Feminist Symposium

2024 Black Feminist Symposium--Call for Proposals

2024 Theme: Count It All Joy- The Act of Resistance, Black Joy, and Ways to Center Gratitude
Friday, February 16, 2024 | Lubar Entrepreneurship Center.
Proposal Submission Form and Event Details. We invite proposals for individual papers, posters, panels, and creative works that relate to the theme of count it all joy. Slots available include poster, 15-minute, and 30-minute presentation sessions. Open to: ​Students (grad and undergrad), Faculty, Community Members and Creatives. Presenters will be notified the first week of February 2024.

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Your library account allows you to bookmark search results, view request options, and access materials from off campus.
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1. Search for the item in WorldCat. You will use the WorldCat Record details to fill out the Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) form later in the process.

2. Sign into your Interlibrary Loan Account using your ePanther ID and password.

3. Once logged into your account, select a request form from the menu in the upper left.
Main Interlibrary loan menu: Select a New Request.

4. Copy and paste the item details from the WorldCat record or manually enter it from the item's citation into the appropriate ILLiad request form. You can use an article's DOI number to fill in an interlibrary loan request form. Paste the full DOI into the top box in the Interlibrary loan article request form, and then click “Resolve DOI”.  Fill out all the required fields, this will speed up the process. Please paste the URL of the item in the notes field.

​​A screen grab of an autofilled ILLiad form.

In general, interlibrary loan requests take between 2-3 days for articles and 10-14 days to fill books. Some requests may take longer.

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