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IDEAL ’19: Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries & ArchivesAugust 6 -7, 2019
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Tuesday, August 6 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries: Be the Change Agent!

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The news and scholarly literature are replete with stories and articles describing the challenges that individuals from diverse backgrounds face in their local communities and workplaces. Contributors from the forthcoming title, Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries: A Call to Action and Strategies for Success, will share their experiences as advocates and supporters of equity, diversity, and inclusion in libraries and librarianship


Janice M. Young

Librarian, VA
Janice has worked in traditional and specialized libraries, and federal agencies, over the past two decades. She received her undergraduate degrees in Communications and Sociology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, a Master of Education from Regis University, and a Master of... Read More →
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JJ Pionke

Applied Health Sciences Librarian, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
JJ Plonke’s research is on disability and accessibility for both patrons and employees in libraries.  He is an award winning librarian who strongly advocates for going beyond ADA compliance by making libraries accessible for all people.  Before becoming a librarian, he was an... Read More →
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Beverly Murphy

Assistant Director, Communications and Web Content Management; Liaison to Duke Hospital Nursing, Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
Beverly is currently the assistant director for communications and Web content management at the Duke University Medical Center Library and Archives where she manages and maintains the library’s Website, marketing, and digital communication. She is also the hospital nursing liaison... Read More →
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Shannon D. Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon’s career in libraries spans 20 years. Currently, she is the Director of Libraries for the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. In this role, Shannon assumes leadership for all aspects of the library including strategic planning, budgeting, technology integration... Read More →
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Shaundra Walker

Interim Library Director, Georgia College, United States of America
I serve as Interim Library Director of the Ina Dillard Russell Library at Georgia College.  In my role, I provide strategic leadership, guiding a team of library professional and support staff in enhancing and communicating the value and role of the library.  I am a graduate of... Read More →

Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Ohio Union - Performance Hall - 1st flr