Goldsboro NC – Rev. Barber’s Community Celebration


Greenleaf Christian Church

Disciples of Christ

2110 N. William Street

Goldsboro, NC 27530

P.O. Box 597, Goldsboro, NC 27533

Pastor: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II Pastor’s Study: 919-735-9016

July 16, 2009

To: Community Pastors and Congregation:


To: Community Leaders

From: Pastor’s Aide Ministry of Greenleaf Christian Church (DOC)

“Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine.”

I Timothy 5:17

clip_image004Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! The time has come for us to honor our Pastor and his family. This year marks the 16th year he and his family have been here at Greenleaf Christian Church (DOC), and he has selflessly labored for 26 years in Ministry. We consider it a blessing to have such a devoted and loving Pastor. We enthusiastically celebrate and esteem our Pastor and his family and it gives us great joy to glorify the gift that God has placed amongst us.

Pastor Barber is a Servant of honor and integrity, who not only is committed to his congregation, but graciously serves the local and distant communities with his heart. He is a man of dedication, seeking justice and is energized to fight for what is right. Let us join in together to celebrate a Minister of the Gospel; Pastor William J. Barber II, his wife Deacon Rebecca Barber and family.

We know that Pastor Barber thinks very highly of you, and the encouragement you have offered to him over the years has not only been a blessing to him personally, but in an indirect way, of great blessing to us here at Greenleaf Christian Church Disciples of Christ. On behalf of Greenleaf Christian Church Pastors Aide Ministry and Congregation we cordially invite you and your congregation or members of your organization to participate with us in honoring this Minister of the Gospel, “The Celebration of Life” of our Pastor, wife and family.

We are asking you to come out and join in with us to celebrate this Remarkable, “Anointed Man of God.” Services are as follows: July 23 (7:00pm), July 24 (7:00pm), July 25 (Picnic, 5:00pm-until) and July 26 (10am Sunday Morning Worship and 5:00pm Sunday Evening Worship).

Thank you in advance for your support on such a momentous occasion. All gifts/monetary donations are welcomed via mail to address: Greenleaf Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 2110 N. William Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530, attention to: Pastors Aide Ministry.

Always Trust and Believe in Christ,

Deacon Zandra Hearn (919-222-8803) Deacon Robin DeVeaux (919-738-1290)

Ministry Chairperson Ministry Co- Chairperson

Ithaca, NY – HBCU Library Alliance Receives Grant to Sustain Digital Collections

July 22, 2009

Ira Revels


Students in an architecture class at Tuskegee Normal College c1930’s. Courtesy of Tuskegee University Archives.

Ithaca, NY ( – Cornell University Library (CUL), in cooperation with the HBCU Library Alliance, is pleased to announce that it has received a grant for $375,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will support a two-year project aimed at promoting sustainability for the production of digital collections at dozens of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the country.

The project, called "Building Collections, Building Services, and Building Sustainability III: A Sustainable Framework for the HBCU Library Alliance," will expand the number of HBCU digital collections for research and teaching; create a business plan for HBCU Library Alliance digital initiatives and programs; and host an online workshop devoted to digital services.

"Developing sustainable digital collections provides a public forum for knowledge that was virtually hidden from public view. By opening the doors to it, we’re enabling a new dialogue on American history and the African-American experience," said Anne R. Kenney, Cornell’s Carl A. Kroch University Librarian. "We are happy that The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has chosen to continue its support of our collaboration."

Cornell University, HBCU Library Alliance, and Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center will provide administrative, staffing and logistical support for the 24-month initiative.

"This collaborative project supports the goals of the HBCU Library Alliance, because it strengthens the way in which our libraries support the academic programs of the historically black colleges and universities," said Loretta Parham, chair of the HBCU Library Alliance.

Since 2005, CUL has partnered with the Alliance, a coalition of HBCU library deans and directors working to strengthen the role of libraries on historically black campuses and expand access to their resources. During the first two phases of the project, Cornell University Library trained 23 HBCU library staff in building digital collections. The result of that training is a searchable group of more than 7,000 digital images from the archives of 20 HBCUs.

"We’re moving into a critical third phase of our collaboration, which aims to ensure the sustainability of HBCU digital initiatives for many years to come," said Ira Revels, associate librarian at Cornell and project manager.

The HBCU digital collection "A Digital Collection Celebrating the Founding of the Historically Black College and University" fosters research and teaching of scholars specializing in African-American Studies, the American South, American Democracy, cultural pluralism and other related disciplines.

"This opportunity to sustain our rich collection of historic images enables libraries of the HBCU Library Alliance to preserve the imprint that historically black colleges and universities have made on American society," said Janice Franklin, chair of the Alliance’s Committee on Digitization.

To learn more about the program, visit

About Cornell University Library
One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research and learning at Cornell University. The Library offers cutting-edge programs and a full spectrum of services, rare books and manuscripts and a growing network of digital resources. The Library’s outstanding collections — from medieval manuscripts to hip hop and from ancient Chinese texts to comic books — preserve the past and pave the way for future scholarship. To learn more about Cornell University Library, visit

About the HBCU Library Alliance
The HBCU Library Alliance is a consortium that promotes collaboration of information professionals and excellence in library leadership and services to enhance member resources and programs. To learn more about the HBCU Library Alliance, visit

For more news about the Cornell University Library, go to


Rocky Mount NC – Brown appointed new District Court judge

Gov. Bev Perdue has selected Rocky Mount attorney Tony Brown to replace former District Court Judge Robert Evans, a representative from Brown’s office confirmed this morning. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

See related:

Perdue appoints new district judge

Rocky Mount NC – Governor Beverly Perdue Appoints Tony Brown to replace D. A. Robert Evans former Judge Post