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Curated Black History Month collection launches at NOSM University Health Sciences Library 

Posted on February 7, 2024
A heart in green, red, and yellow. Un cœur en vert, rouge et jaune.

Launched February 1, a new subject guide focused on Black History Month resources is available from NOSM University Health Sciences Library, thanks to a collaboration with the Equity and Inclusion unit.  

“Our goal in creating this guide is to help NOSM University community members access important learning opportunities in their own time,” says Dr. Joseph LeBlanc, Associate Dean, Equity and Inclusion. “We hope people engage with the collection to support their individual learning journeys not only this month, but also into the future.” 

The subject guide is a curated collection of resources, including e-books, hardcopy books, links, and videos.  It includes anti-racism texts, as well as resources related to Black Canadian health professionals, both historic and contemporary. 

Says Alanna Campbell, Public Services Librarian, “One resource we would love to highlight is a video from the Ontario Medical Association called ‘Ontario’s doctors share what Black History Month means to them.’ The video features Sudbury family physician Dr. Chiebere Ogbuneke, a NOSM University alumnus. Dr. Ogbuneke speaks about the importance of Black History Month to honour Black leaders and reflects on what we can do to make society more equitable. 

The curated collection is the latest of the library’s 54 subject guides to focus on equity and inclusion. Other guides include 2SLGBTQ+, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Treaties Recognition, Equity and Equality in Health Care, and Santé des francophones/Francophone Health. 

Guides are popular among learners, faculty, and staff and inform their research and work. The Treaties Recognition Guide, for example, launched in 2022 and has been accessed more than 550 times.  

The library’s subject guides are living collections that are continuously updated. If you would like to recommend a resource to add to the guide, contact