The New Orleans Public Library is seeking submissions for Crescent City Sounds, a new locally-focused music streaming service.
“I am proud to welcome Ms. Painton as the new Executive Director of the New Orleans Public Library and as our city’s Librarian,” said Mayor LaToya Cantrell.
People are always asking DJ Soul Sister for book and film recommendations. Now, thanks to her new collaboration with the Library, anyone can read and watch like her!
Growing up, April was always Kacy Helwick’s favorite month of the year. In addition to being her birthday month, in New Orleans, it’s the start of festival season. Now that festival season is finally upon us again, Kacy is here to share some Library resources for enjoying music, food, history, and heritage to keep you in festival spirits throughout April and beyond!
Geraldine Vaucresson was hired in 1961 as the first Black librarian in New Orleans to work at a traditionally white library. Her employment was part of a strategic to integrate the Library in practice, as well as on paper, which happened in 1954.
Until her death in 1998, Rosa F. Keller repeatedly took up arms to fight for equality for all – regardless of race, gender, or sexual identity – and was an especially important figure in the New Orleans Public Library’s path to inclusivity.
In honor of Black History Month and the New Orleans Public Library’s 125th anniversary, we’re taking a look back at the Library’s Black leadership.