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Library Events & Outreach, 2020-2021

About the AIDS Memorial Quilt

Each year, on World AIDS Day - December 1 - the National AIDS memorial quilt team works with hundreds of partners to arrange more than 1,000 in person quilt displays across the country. In 2019, the Skyline College Library displayed a block of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in the library to commemorate World AIDS Day. This year, for health and safety reasons, this was not possible. 

Instead, the national quilt team has launched a virtual exhibit showcasing the AIDS Memorial Quilt. (Learn more, here). Skyline College Library has created a digital space for our campus community to show support for people living with and affected by HIV and to remember those who lost their lives to AIDS. The Library is hosting a virtual exhibit of eight beautiful quilt blocks. Through March 31, you can view the individual blocks here. (Click on each square for a detailed view). 


Blocks in this display: 1272, 1484, 2784, 3042                                                     Blocks in this display: 3620, 4244, 4761, 5061

Researching the AIDS Epidemic

Librarians across the country have created research guides that are especially useful for students researching the AIDS epidemic.

These guides include both primary and secondary sources for research.

We recommend starting here:

  1. AIDS Epidemic: A History Westport Library -
  2.  American Memory: AIDS Epidemic (primary sources), Bowling Green State University -

Below is a small selection of e-books for research. Please ask a librarian if you've like help locating additional resources. 

About World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. World AIDS takes place annually Dec. 1.

The theme for this year's 2020 observance of World AIDS Day is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact” 

Would you like to know more? Here are three short World AIDS Day videos: