Collection: Constance Hill Marteena

Constance Hill Marteena served as Secretary to President and Director of Public Information at Bennett College 1937-1939 and, Head Librarian and an Instructor for Bennett College from September 1, 1939-1967. During her tenure as head librarian of Bennett College she was elected President of the North Carolina Negro Librarian Association from 1952-1954. While under her leadership the integration of the North Carolina Negro Librarian Association and North Carolina Librarians Association took place bringing to an end segregation of professional library organizations in North Carolina. The North Carolina Negro Librarian Association existed from 1934-1954. NCNLA was the first library association run by African Americans that was accepted by the American Librarian Association.