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Voodoo and Spirituality in Black Masking Traditions

by Kim Vaz-Deville

This program explored spiritual connections and influence of Voodoo in Black Masking Traditions, moderated by curator Kim Vaz-Deville. Hosted in connection with the exhibition Mystery in Motion: African American Masking and Spirituality in Mardi Gras, panelists shared how their spiritual practices have shaped their paths as Black masking Indians, parade members, and leaders in carnival traditions...

Tools for Salvation

by Sahmyja Jones

Poverty and oppression are elements of society that have persisted through different vehicles of power and dominance. In the contemporary situation, we suffer from forms of hierarchy that are not wholly new, as we exist in a global society that utilizes classical theological frameworks that perpetuate the subjugation of certain groups of people...

LEAN Silver: Spring 2022

by Diem Phuong Huynh

The 5 whys are a useful tool to help you figure out the root of the problem. You can’t stop asking yourself why until the problem is resolved...

Utilizing PRAMS and Healthy People 2020 to Examine Black Women’s Breastfeeding Behavior in Louisiana Prior to the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Almetra Granger

Black maternal health constitutes an important public health issue. The United States healthcare system is plagued with racial inequities that disproportionately affect Black women and their children....

New Orleans During A Pandemic: Engaging African American Community Stakeholders on COVID-19 Information, Prevention, Testing and Vaccination

by Anthony Thompson

The coronavirus pandemic brought a nearly complete shuttering to the United States of America beginning in March 2020. This shutdown brought every facet of life in both America and across the world to a halt as the deadly SARS-CoV-2 burdened intensive care units and took the lives of alarming numbers of individuals...

LEAN Presentation

by Jyana S. Seaman

The Library's student employment program introduces students to the principles and methods of Lean, a process, and service improvement methodology that is focused on increasing customer-defined value.

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SciFinder for Chemistry Majors w/ Marlowe Bogino

In this video, Virtual Reference Librarian Marlowe Bogino gives tips on how to use the SciFinder chemistry database.

XULA Student Carys Talks Afrofuturism, Fellowships, and Black Institution Building with Ms. Hamilton of NOAAM

The first installment of the XULA Library's student podcast Black Futures...

What's In This Building? Emily Bufford Fills In the Newbies

Xavier University of Louisiana First-year Experience Librarian Emily Bufford shares an overview of the the library building...

Need a Library Search Hack? Jianshan Yang Spills the Technical Tea

This demo video of Library Search (formerly referred to as Primo VE) covers the following life hack topics:...

How to Research the Neighborhoods of New Orleans w/Ernesto Hernandez

Need to research New Orleans neighborhoods for your XCOR project at XULA?