Wednesday, August 07, 2019

BPL Local Author Lectures: Jim Baggett on Using BPL Archives to Research Books


When: Saturday, August 24, 10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.
Where: Avondale Regional Branch Library 
About the lecture: Jim Baggett, BPL archivist, helps researchers and authors from across the globe do civil rights and other research for books using Birmingham Public Library's extensive archives collection. He will share tips on how BPL can help them in a talk titled “Getting in Their Heads: Using Archives to Understand Ordinary People in the Past”


Jim Baggett, BPL Archivist, with his 2019 Eminent Librarian Award from ALA

The Birmingham Public Library’s Local Author Lectures series concludes on Saturday, August 24, 10:00 a.m., at Avondale Library when BPL Archivist Jim Baggett speaks on the topic "Getting in Their Heads: Using Archives to Understand Ordinary People in the Past."

Baggett helps researchers and authors from across the globe do civil rights and other research for books and papers using BPL’s extensive archives collection. He will share tips on how BPL can help writers.

Baggett’s work as an archivist won him a statewide honor, the 2019 Eminent Librarian Award, from the Alabama Library Association earlier this year

BPL's 2019 Local Author Lectures began on June 8 with a presentation at Five Points West Regional Branch Library by Ruby Y. Davis, author of Hearsay. It continued July 20 at the Central Library with an inspirational message from Timothy Alexander, author of Ever Faithful, Every Loyal.

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