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Watch Live: The Schomburg Center Receives the Prestigious National Medal for Museum and Library Service

It is in part thanks to our many visitors—online, local and from around the world—that the Schomburg Center is proud to receive the National Medal for Museum and Library Service at 11 am on Monday, May 18, at the White House.  And as a thanks, we'd like to invite you to watch the ceremony live via the White House website

Schomburg Director Khalil Gibran Muhammad will accept the award on behalf of the institution, along with Community Member and Junior Scholars Instructor Tarik Bell (watch his video here), Alvin Starks, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Mary Yearwood, Acting Director of Collections and Services, and Maira Liriano, Associate Chief Librarian of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division

For those of you who will be live tweeting the event, we encourage you to use #NationalMedal in your tweets, and make sure you tag the Schomburg Center on Twitter and Facebook

Happy viewing!


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National Medal Award

I'm so proud that our hard work is recognized nationally. Schomburg, NYPL Rocks!

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