Lillian Childress Hall is the first African American graduate of the Indiana Public Library Commission Summer School for Librarians. Indianapolis, Indiana. Ms.Hall later served as the second manager of the Cherry Street Branch of the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Public Library in Evansville, Indiana. Note: The Indiana Public Library Commission Summer School of Librarians was not an accredited library school. Rather, the summer school was a six-week training program where graduates were given a diploma instead of a degree. The program ended in 1947 when Indiana University began offering library science degrees.