The awards recognize students, faculty, staff and members of the community for their service in one or more of the following areas: social justice; advocacy for disadvantaged and/or marginalized populations; scholarly research, writing, speaking and/or teaching about race, ethnicity and indigeneity in American society; and community building to create an inclusive and respectful environment on or off campus.
Songolo is the bibliographer for African Studies, Social Sciences, and Francophone Studies in the UW-Madison’s Memorial Library. She has worked as the African Studies Librarian at the University of California-Berkeley. Before the Internet became a household name, Emilie designed and taught classes on various aspects of the Internet such as Telnet, FTP, listservs, copyright in the era of electronic information, and citing electronic information. She provides instruction on library research in various disciplines.
“Seven UW-Madison women honored as 2015 Outstanding Women of Color,” UW-Madison News, 10/2/2015.