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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
 

7:00am

7:30am

8:45am

Welcome Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Quanetta Batts

Quanetta Batts

Program Director for Outreach & Engagement, Ohio State University Libraries
Quanetta “Q” Batts is the Program Director for Outreach & Engagement at The Ohio State University (OSU) Libraries. In that role, she provides leadership and cultivates relationships with community partners on campus and throughout Central Ohio. Batts coordinates the University... Read More →
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Damon Jaggars

Vice Provost and Director, Ohio State University Libraries
avatar for Bruce A. McPheron

Bruce A. McPheron

Executive Vice President & Provost, The Ohio State University


Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:45am - 9:00am
Ohio Union - Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

9:00am

Opening Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Kimberlé Crenshaw

Kimberlé Crenshaw

Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, is a leading authority in the area of Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law. Her work has been foundational in two fields of study that have come to be known by terms that she coined... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Ohio Union - Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

10:15am

Individual Presentations: A. Investigating Identities in Librarianship, B. Uncontrolled Feminism: Using Social Tagging in a Citation Manager to Create an Equitable Folksonomy C. Do More of What You Want to Do
Individual presentations are approximately 15 minutes each. There will be time at the end for Q&A.

Individual Presentation A: Queering identity: critique, self-exploration and social justice. (Sara Howard & Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz)
This dual talk will be a critical investigation into gender & sexuality identity within librarianship using a social justice framework. The two LGBT subject specialists seek to problematize the profession by challenging the librarian to focus inwardly to a space concentrated with identity and self-exploration and examine the how gender and sexuality influences the ways we provide library services, calling attention to our roles as librarians in responding to social justice.

Individual Presentation B: Uncontrolled Feminism: Using Social Tagging in a Citation Manager to Create an Equitable Folksonomy (Amber Wilson and Dr. Taine Duncan)
Libraries must acknowledge that the patriarchal structure inherent to controlled vocabularies suppresses students' access to and engagement with information. How can we demonstrate the value of critical research while also encouraging a collaborative, equitable research vocabulary? Bring your laptops and join us as we explore Zotero tagging function to synthesize a vocabulary rooted in feminist philosophy.

Individual Presentation C: Do More of What You Want to Do (Ciara Healy)
Drawing explicitly on Sara Ahmed's work on diversity initiatives in universities, this individual presentation will unpack the affordances of library instruction, course/discipline specific or basic bibliographic/information literacy instruction, as a rich site of resistance within in a traditional university classroom. Specifically, what is at stake when equity and inclusion is included or even foregrounded in library instruction?

Speakers
avatar for Ciara Healy

Ciara Healy

Librarian, Duke University
neuroscience, math, physics, data, diversity, equity and inclusion.
avatar for Sara Howard

Sara Howard

Librarian for Gender & Sexuality Studies and Student Engagement, Princeton University
avatar for Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz

Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz

Assistant Professor and Head of Reference at the Graduate Center Library, City University of New York
avatar for Amber Wilson

Amber Wilson

Head of Education and Outreach, University of Central Arkansas



Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Ohio Union - Cartoon Room 1 - 3rd flr

10:15am

Becoming Better Allies via the Communication Recovery Model
Working for social justice and diversity in our workplace can be difficult. Even worse is when you make a communication mistake and hurt or offend someone. The solution is not to retreat, deflect, or wallow in shame. Instead, it is important to build skills in apologizing and recovering from mistakes. This workshop will help attendees learn how to apologize in the moments after a communication misstep and provide opportunities for reflection.

Speakers
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Larry Wentzel

Digital Conversion Production Manager, University of Michigan Libraries
Head of the Digital Conversion Unit and current co-chair of the Library Diversity Council.
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Jesus Espinoza

University of Michigan



Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Ohio Union - US Bank Conference Center - 1st flr

10:15am

Transforming Library Culture with a Digital Accessibility Team
By intentionally creating positions that incorporate accessibility into job responsibilities, and through the formation of a Digital Accessibility Team (DAT), our library has been able to further establish a culture of accessibility advocacy and awareness. Learn about DAT's accessibility services, including consultations, evaluations, and support for those who want to build accessibility best practices into all stages of projects and service design.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Howell

Ben Howell

User Experience and Accessibility Specialist, University of Michigan Library
User Experience and Accessibility Specialist, Design and Discovery Department, Library Information Technology. Co-chair of the Library's Digital Accessibility Team. Former chair and current committee member of the Web Accessibility Working Group.
avatar for Rachel Vacek

Rachel Vacek

Head of Design and Discovery, University of Michigan
Rachel Vacek manages the Design & Discovery department that provides front-end web development, design, content strategy, user research, digital accessibility expertise, and UX strategy across the entire University of Michigan Library web presence. She has previously worked at the... Read More →



Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Ohio Union - Alonso Family Room (MC Center)- 1st flr

10:15am

Transgender and Gender Diverse Equity in Libraries
This session will provide general background information and training on transgender and gender diverse people and issues, including terminology and how to navigate it. Then, the presenter will discuss transgender and gender diverse materials, patrons, and employees in libraries, including in cataloging and description, facilities, policies, name systems, inclusive public service practices, and hiring.

Speakers
avatar for Kalani Adolpho

Kalani Adolpho

Processing Archivist Resident, Universith of Wisconsin--Madison



Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Ohio Union - Cartoon Room 2 - 3rd flr

10:15am

Where Are the Technical Services Librarians of Color?
Three academic librarians of color will speak on their experiences in technical services work. They will cover: the need for library workers of color in positions coded as behind-the-scenes work in librarianship, identifying strategic hiring and mentoring plans that grow a more diverse workforce, and creating a path for advancement and leadership.
This is a roundtable discussion with 35 minutes of content followed by a 20-minute discussion.
Discussion notes: https://bit.ly/2Opcsf2

Speakers
avatar for Eugenia Beh

Eugenia Beh

Electronic Resources Librarian, MIT
Eugenia Beh is the Electronic Resources Librarian at the MIT Libraries. She currently serves as a Member-At-Large on the NASIG Executive Board and is the ALCTS representative to the ALA Legislation Assembly.
avatar for Treshani Perera

Treshani Perera

Music and Fine Arts Cataloging Librarian, University of Kentucky



Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Ohio Union - Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room - 3rd flr

10:15am

Disability, Enhancement, and Empowerment: Giving Users Superpowers Through Emerging Technologies
Through its work in Digital Health and Augmented/Virtual Reality the Libraries at UNC Chapel Hill gives superpowers to its users. This workshop explores how the library promotes accessibility, equity, inclusion, and diversity through its innovative collections, consultations, and events. It includes a hands-on experience with devices that enhance physical and mental health, giving superpowers to the most vulnerable populations and everyone else.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Eades

Lynn Eades

Health Technology Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
I promote, consult, and research digital technologies and their use in healthcare. This includes the usage of digital devices (FitBit, Muse, and other devices) and augmented/virtual reality apps and devices. My work also includes the maintaining and updating of our virtual presence... Read More →



Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Ohio Union - Barbie Tootle Room - 3rd flr

10:15am

Individual Presentations: A. Why Equity, Inclusive, and Diversity Matters for Access and Resource Sharing Service, B. Fly Like a Falcon, C. Challenging Inclusivity and Access in Academic Library Spaces and Services
Individual presentations are approximately 15 minutes each. There will be time at the end for Q&A.

Individual Presentation A: Why Equity, Inclusive, and Diversity Matters for Access and Resource Sharing Service (Xuan Lily Pang)
A snapshot of the 2018 freshmen student demographics shows an increasingly diverse student body in race, color, ethnicity, age, social economic status, and cultural or linguistic backgrounds. This presentation will argue that a library's Access and Resource Sharing (ARS) department must think bigger, rethink, reimagine and redesign the service from the perspectives of equity, inclusion, and diversity to minimize disparities in the service.

Individual Presentation B: Fly Like a Falcon: Promoting Advocacy & Outreach to Special Populations through Library Services (Edith A. Scarletto, Eileen K. Bosch, Jennifer Nyiri)
Bowling Green State University Library is intentional about accessibility, inclusion, and equity. Librarians discuss best practices for implementing and improving library services that address the special needs of three different targeted populations: FLY program participants (students with learning and attention differences), international students, and student athletes. We describe outreach, engagement strategies and instruction strategies.

Individual Presentation C: Challenging Inclusivity and Access in Academic Library Spaces and Services (Katy Mathuews, Kelly Broughton)
This presentation explores the challenges marginalized college students face as they seek to connect with their academic libraries. Grounded in two qualitative research studies focused on the concepts of sense of belonging and time poverty, the panelists explore how minoritized students are constrained in traditional college activities within libraries because of time limitations and lack of a sense of belonging.



Speakers
avatar for Edith Scarletto

Edith Scarletto

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Bowling Green State University
avatar for Kelly M. Broughton

Kelly M. Broughton

Assistant Dean for Research and Education, Ohio University Libraries
avatar for Katy B. Mathuews

Katy B. Mathuews

Head of Collections Assessment & Access/Interim Coordinating Director of Specialized Collections, Ohio University
Katy Mathuews is the Head of Collections Assessment and Access at Ohio University Libraries in Athens, OH. Katy currently serves as the president of the Academic Library Association of Ohio. Her scholarly work focuses on academic library assessment, library outreach, library spaces... Read More →
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Jennifer Nyiri, M.Ed.

Senior Library Associate, Bowling Green State University
avatar for Xuan(Lily) Pang

Xuan(Lily) Pang

Head Access and Resource Sharing, University of Florida
MLIS , MHAXuan (Lily) Pang has more than 10 year’s professional experience in Access and resource sharing at academic libraries. Lily was appointed as the Head of Access and Resource Sharing Department at George A. Smathers libraries at University of Florida in September 2018. Lily’s... Read More →



Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Ohio Union - Performance Hall - 1st flr

11:30am

Cultural wealth, asset pedagogies and hip hop Information Literacy
Cultural wealth theories assume students to be knowledge bearers and that they bring community assets to campus. Asset approaches to learning seek to amplify and build upon the cultural knowledge and lived experiences of students of color and first generation students.  This session discusses the theory and application of asset-based learning in Information Literacy with examples from a first year learning community and a hip hop research course.

Slides available at: https://prezi.com/ze7xsi19jadg/ideal-final/?utm_campaign=share&token=f0fbc2d6e4331528d0e4bdc87b21545b6b72dfea542d13b0ba12055875b593b2&utm_medium=copy  

Speakers
KF

Kyzyl Fenno-Smith

Associate Librarian, Chair of Library Faculty, Liaison to Education, Social Work, Ethnic Studies, California State University, East Bay


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ohio Union - Alonso Family Room (MC Center)- 1st flr

11:30am

Individual Presentations: A. The Customer is Not Always Right: Third-Party Sexual Harassment in Libraries, B. Assisting Patrons with Disabilities in the Library: Results of a National Survey C: The Modernization of Diversity in Academic Libraries
Individual presentations are approximately 15 minutes each. There will be time at the end for Q&A.

Individual Presentation A:  The Customer is Not Always Right: Third-Party Sexual Harassment in Libraries (Angela Lieu)
Third-party sexual harassment is often experienced by library workers and perpetrated by the very patrons they endeavor to support. This paper reports on the results of an environmental scan designed to delineate the interdisciplinary scope of this issue and inform future research and praxis in LIS on this understudied, but critically important topic located at the intersection of race and gender.

Individual Presentation B:  Assisting Patrons with Disabilities in the Library: Results of a National Survey on Library Employee Training Needs and Attitudes (JJ Pionke)
Although most libraries are American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant, library employees often struggle with assisting people with disabilities. This paper discusses the results of a nationwide survey that was distributed in fall of 2018 to determine the attitudes and training needs of library employees about working with people with disabilities and using assistive technologies.

Individual Presentation C: The Modernization of Diversity in Academic Libraries (Renesha Chandler)
Diversity can be an all-encompassing term or a trigger word for some professionals and users in academic libraries. A visual aid will be used to present an overview of the development of the term used, its current usage, and the evolution of the term in academic libraries.


Speakers
avatar for Renesha L. Chandler

Renesha L. Chandler

Diversity Resident Librarian, University of Louisville
avatar for Angela Lieu

Angela Lieu

University of Alberta
Angela is a Youth Services Librarian in Edmonton, Canada. She is currently working on a Master of Arts in Gender and Social Justice Studies at the University of Alberta, where she is interested in examining the ways that LIS values, discourses, praxis, and scholarship are shaped and... Read More →
avatar for JJ Pionke

JJ Pionke

Applied Health Sciences Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
My research focuses on disability in the library. When I am not librarianing, I play with my two Maine Coons, ride my motorcycle, crochet, read, and play video games.



Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ohio Union - Cartoon Room 2 - 3rd flr

11:30am

Reading Race: Using Book Discussions to Start Dialogues on White Fragility and Other Racisms
Helping white library staff engage in learning about racism, bias, and privilege is challenging, particularly at PWIs where awareness levels may be low. This workshop will discuss using book discussion series as in-depth learning and discussion sessions that provide library staff with experience reading and thinking critically, and talking about race, racism, sexism, and other DEI and social justice topics.


Speakers
avatar for Harrison Inefuku

Harrison Inefuku

Scholarly Publishing Services Librarian, Iowa State University
Harrison W. Inefuku is the scholarly publishing services librarian at Iowa State University, where he is overseeing the devleopment of lowa State's library publishing program. He has been active with diversity and inclusion initiatives at the national level and has spoken and published... Read More →
avatar for Susan A. Vega Garcia

Susan A. Vega Garcia

Assistant Dean for Inclusion & Equity, Iowa State University
Susan A. Vega García is Assistant Dean for Inclusion & Equity at Iowa State University Library. She previously served as the head of the Instruction Department at the same institution.  She has held elected positions in ACRL’s Instruction Section, chaired Instruction Section... Read More →



Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ohio Union - Cartoon Room 1 - 3rd flr

11:30am

Talk About It AND Be About It: Building a Self-Sustaining Network of Active Bystanders
This workshop will present the pilot of a multi-institutional summer discussion program for library workers exploring systematic inequalities, bystander intervention, intersectionality, white fragility, and colonialism, with the goal of building community and strategies to overcome institutional obstacles. Attendees will leave with access to materials necessary for implementing and assessing this program at their own institutions.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Carrillo

Erin Carrillo

Science Research Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University
avatar for Carlos Duarte

Carlos Duarte

Outreach & Intergeneration Librarian, Univeristy of Colorado Colorado Springs
Outreach, Instruction, Anthropology, Women & Ethnic Studies, movies, food.



Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ohio Union - Performance Hall - 1st flr

11:30am

Thinking about Doctoral Studies? The Lived Experiences of Librarians of Color Pursuing a Doctorate Degree
In this panel presentation, librarians and LIS faculty from various institutions will identify opportunities and challenges in a doctoral program and will share their experiences in why they pursued a doctorate degree and how it has affected their own experiences in the field. Topics of discussion include working while doing the degree; being tokenized within your program; and essential experiences/skills to gain during the doctoral program.

Speakers
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Karen E. Downing

University of Michigan
avatar for Raymond Pun

Raymond Pun

Librarian, Alder Graduate School of Education
Academic librarian
avatar for Latrice Booker, MLS, MBA

Latrice Booker, MLS, MBA

Dean of the Library, Indiana University Northwest


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ohio Union - Barbie Tootle Room - 3rd flr

11:30am

Is Your Outreach Plan Inclusive? Creating A Marketing/Communications Strategy to Benefit ALL
Often, we don't consider the nuances when we are looking to connect with minorities in our communities. Sometimes that means creating special initiatives, and sometimes it means including them in strategy that touches everyone. Understanding different groups and how to reach them can be tricky. Find out how you can navigate these efforts in a way that is both effective and respectful to ALL!

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Crowder

Kimberly Crowder

Brand Marketing Leader, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
From working for a Fortune 500 company, meeting Oprah Winfrey professionally, becoming a published journalist, giving presentations and leading webinars on marketing and PR strategy, being a diversity, inclusion, and equity enthusiast, and launching several marketing and communications... Read More →



Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ohio Union - US Bank Conference Center - 1st flr

11:30am

Lightning Talks: See Session Description for Details
Lightning Talks: Each topic will be discussed for five minutes. There will be time at the end of the session for questions.

A. Engaging First Year Students in Conversations about Identity, Responsibility and Double Consciousness (Alyssa Brissett)
This lightning talk will highlight a micro-seminar delivered to first year students that juxtaposed the film Black Panther with the experiences of being "othered" on a college campus, using W.E.B. DuBois' critical race theory of double consciousness as a framework. The seminar examined how this feeling of "twoness" can inform how students navigate and negotiate their identities in spaces where they may be marginalized.

B. Trans-inclusive systems design (Erin White)

What are some things libraries can do to make their digital spaces more inclusive of folks across the gender spectrum? In this talk I will offer ideas, resources, and lingering questions about how digital library projects can thoughtfully affirm trans and nonbinary users.

C. Do a Consumer Health Radio Show and Blog Advance Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility? (Lee Richardson, Barbara Rochen Renner)

Low health literacy contributes to health issues. Librarians must be involved in making high quality health information available conveniently to a diverse population. Librarians partner with physicians on a weekly consumer health radio show and blog. They find, evaluate and select resources to meet these needs. Despite some content gaps, there are a number of shows on diversity and inclusion topics that librarians are making more discoverable.

D. Creatively Connecting to Children (Sarah Marsom)

As K-12 curriculum evolves, how can we activate our primary/secondary resources to be useful in/outside the classroom. Learn how to inspire future community leaders through a variety of strategies to refresh existing programming and create new art based outreach strategies! Participants will walk away with a toolkit of techniques to develop and fund successful outreach techniques for children K-12 in communities  of all sizes.

E. Let's get this party started: Using the library as social space (Veronica Bielat, Jill Wurm)

Belonging is one of the top 3 indicators of student success. Our game night's inclusive activities encouraged students to build relationships and begin to see themselves as members of the university community. Through unique collaborations with student organizations and student services, and letting students run the show, we show how our game night resulted in a high-impact student success practice that fostered inclusion and engagement.

F. Digging for Gems: Cultivating the Power of Student Workers (Jennifer Brown)
Attempts to tackle the lack of diversity within the profession are ongoing, but have you examined the incredible talent right under your nose? A mentorship and career development program for student workers can help the profession thrive and create a more diverse generation of librarians as we enter into a new era. Anyone who works with students, or is interested in diversity within the field, can implement this program at their institution.  


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Marsom

Sarah Marsom

Heritage Resource Consultant
With 10-years of experience working at historic sites, I have developed a keen understanding of storytelling and connecting people to the past. I love crafting hands-on workshops, tours, and art based learning opportunities that connect people to the past and our cultural resources.In... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

Instruction Librarian, Georgia State University Library
Hi everyone! Right now I'm examining (well...thinking a lot about) how a holistic approach to the profession could help retain and nurture women of color librarians who are experiencing burnout from racism, microaggressions, and the toll of unpaid emotional labor. I'm also really... Read More →
avatar for Erin White

Erin White

Head, Digital Engagement, Virginia Commonwealth University
I'm Erin. My pronouns are they/them/theirs. I've been at VCU for 10 years in various roles, and I set strategic and tactical direction for the digital platforms at VCU Libraries. I also spend a lot of time thinking/emailing about gender inclusion and other diversity and equity efforts... Read More →
avatar for Veronica Bielat

Veronica Bielat

Student Success Librarian, Wayne State University Library System
Hello! As the Student Success Librarian, I am on a continual quest for activities that will build confidence and a sense of belonging in our students.
avatar for Alyssa Brissett

Alyssa Brissett

Social Work Librarian, University of Southern California
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Lee Richardson

Information Discovery and Metadata Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Health Sciences Library
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Barbara Rochen Renner

Library Liaison and Adj. Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ohio Union - Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room - 3rd flr

12:30pm

1:30pm

Advancing Intersectionality: Including Mixed-Race Perspectives within Campus Libraries
Numbers of mixed race individuals are growing, though they are often invisible on our campuses. How can academic libraries insure they are serving the sometimes unique needs of these individuals and those conducting mixed race research? We will share ways to collaborate with faculty, departments and student groups to promote library programs, collections and services to better support mixed race researchers and individuals.

Speakers
avatar for Jasmine Pawlicki

Jasmine Pawlicki

Onsite User Services and Outreach Assistant, University of Michigan
Jasmine Pawlicki is an Onsite User Services and Outreach Assistant at the University of Michigan Library. She primarily assists with circulation, information services, and course reserves in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library and Hatcher Graduate Library. Jasmine is interested in... Read More →
avatar for Alex Rivera

Alex Rivera

Student Success and Community Engagement Librarian, University of Michigan Library
avatar for Marna Clowney-Robinson

Marna Clowney-Robinson

Associate Librarian Access / Information Services, University of Michigan Library



Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ohio Union - Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room - 3rd flr

1:30pm

Calling In vs. Calling Out: Conflict Resolution in Polarized Times
Recent events in the field of librarianship as well as in broader American society have prompted lots of conversations around race. For many, these are difficult discussions. In light of these issues, how do we connect our lived experiences to organizational culture? This session will explore the complex intersections of interpersonal communication and institutional accountability, and potential ways to resolve racial conflict at multiple levels.

Speakers
avatar for Ione Damasco

Ione Damasco

Coordinator of Cataloging, University of Dayton
avatar for Dracine Hodges

Dracine Hodges

Associate University Librarian for Technical Services, Duke University



Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ohio Union - US Bank Conference Center - 1st flr

1:30pm

Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries: Be the Change Agent!
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

Speakers
avatar for Janice M. Young

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 →
avatar for JJ Pionke

JJ Pionke

Applied Health Sciences Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
My research focuses on disability in the library. When I am not librarianing, I play with my two Maine Coons, ride my motorcycle, crochet, read, and play video games.
avatar for Beverly Murphy

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 →
avatar for Shannon D. Jones

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 →
avatar for Shaundra Walker

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
Ohio Union - Performance Hall - 1st flr

1:30pm

Library Professionals as Proactive EDI Change Makers
Many libraries have diversity statements yet they lack meaning for those working in the library. Whose responsibility is it to encourage, promote, and live by the library's diversity statement? The answer is you. You have the power to harmonize the library's diversity statement with your work. In this workshop we will show you how librarians and library staff can identify their roles and responsibilities relating to diversity in their library.

Speakers
avatar for Adebola Fabiku

Adebola Fabiku

Head, ILL & DDS, University of Washington Libraries
avatar for Sandra Enimil

Sandra Enimil

Head, Copyright Services and Co-Chair, IDEAS Committee, The Ohio State University Libraries
avatar for V. Dozier

V. Dozier

Education Librarian, University of San Diego



Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ohio Union - Cartoon Room 2 - 3rd flr

1:30pm

#notyourdeficit: Honoring the unique strengths of first-gen students through community-based participatory research
Literature from universities and libraries tends to view first-generation students through a deficit lens, ignoring the strengths they bring to campus. This panel, comprised of first-gen students and librarians, will share findings and ideas for practical application derived from a community-based participatory research project that investigated the unique strengths, lived experiences, and preferred learning environments of first-gen students.

Slides available here: http://bit.ly/notyourdeficit

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Heinbach

Chelsea Heinbach

Teaching and Learning Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Chelsea Heinbach is an Assistant Professor and Teaching and Learning Librarian at the Lied Library at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is interested in in critical pedagogy, the affective nature of information behavior, and the intersection between civic engagement and information... Read More →
avatar for Rosan Mitola

Rosan Mitola

Outreach Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Rosan is the Outreach Librarian for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries. As the liaison to campus partners in academic support units, she designs co-curricular learning experiences for students and oversees the Mason Undergraduate Peer Research Coach Program... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ohio Union - Cartoon Room 1 - 3rd flr

1:30pm

Librarians on duty: Creating space for harmed students
The current US climate has caused heightened tensions on campuses. There have been many instances of blackface and other racist acts towards marginalized communities. Colleges showcase a desire to protect free speech, which translates into protecting and advocating for the harmers, not the harmed. This workshop explores how librarians can support harmed students inside the library as well as what collaborations would accomplish these goals.

Speakers
avatar for Shaina Destine

Shaina Destine

Humanities Librarian, University of Tennessee
I grew up in the Bronx. I can talk about it all day. I love the people, the food, the music, the languages, the religions, everything.



Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ohio Union - Alonso Family Room (MC Center)- 1st flr

2:45pm

1,000,001 UnwrittenRules For Being A Librarian of Color
As the field diversifies, our colleagues bring with them perspectives that will shake up the world of librarianship! What happens when you can ‚"walk it like you talk it," but feel cut off at the knees professionally?Join two early career young women of color to discuss the 1,000,001 unwritten rules of librarianship.This roundtable is for participants who want to better understand their colleagues & anyone who's ever felt misunderstood or silenced.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

Instruction Librarian, Georgia State University Library
Hi everyone! Right now I'm examining (well...thinking a lot about) how a holistic approach to the profession could help retain and nurture women of color librarians who are experiencing burnout from racism, microaggressions, and the toll of unpaid emotional labor. I'm also really... Read More →
avatar for Brittani Sterling

Brittani Sterling

Instruction Librarian, Georgia State University
Hey Y'all, I'm Brittani, a fun-loving academic librarian who doesn't take life too seriously and has never met a stranger. I like Jeopardy, Word Finds, and trying to create innovative instruction that encourages student engagement. I am a big foodie and LOVE to eat, so I'm a real... Read More →



Tuesday August 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Ohio Union - Performance Hall - 1st flr

2:45pm

Individual Presentations: A. The Critical Catalog: a design approach to metadata for diversity, B. Harm Reduction in Library Classification, C. #RepresentationMatters: Social Media as a Tool for Promoting Diverse Collections and Improving Access
Individual presentations are approximately 15 minutes each. There will be time at the end for Q&A.

Individual Presentation A: The Critical Catalog: a design approach to metadata for diversity (Rachel Ivy Clarke & Sayward Schoonmaker)
While diversity is a core value of American librarianship, no systematic and scalable tools currently exist to promote diverse reading materials by and about marginalized populations. This presentation introduces a design research prototype ‚"The Critical Catalog‚", a library catalog that returns diverse reading materials. The presenters will discuss the prototype‚ structure, metadata, and its social implications for knowledge organization.

Individual Presentation B: Harm Reduction in Library Classification (Violet Fox)
Pernicious biases in subject headings and library classification schemes have been discussed at length, but how should our profession best address those biases? While resource description can never be neutral, using a harm reduction framework can help us identify potentially alienating terminology. Participants will learn how they can become active partners in democratizing classification to introduce more diverse perspectives.

Individual Presentation C: #RepresentationMatters: Social Media as a Tool for Promoting Diverse Collections and Improving Access (Jade Albury, Nicolette Brant, Renee Romero)
Do your collections and services reflect the diversity of your users? Are your collections and services accessible to diverse users? Is diversity and inclusion at all a  part of your social media strategy? After a brief introduction to their collections, see  how two different teams are utilizing social media to intentionally highlight the diverse aspects of their collections and reach out to marginalized groups while marketing their services.

Speakers
avatar for Jade Alburo

Jade Alburo

Librarian for Southeast Asian and Pacific Islands Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Jade Alburo is the Librarian for Southeast Asian and Pacific Islands Studies at UCLA. In 2017-2019, she was Interim Reference and Outreach Coordinator for the Charles E. Young Research Library. She was the coordinator of the 2016 National Diversity in Libraries Conference, President... Read More →
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Sayward Schoonmaker

Sayward Schoonmaker is a graduate student of the MLIS program at Syracuse University. She has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the department of Fiber and Material Studies and a BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally... Read More →
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Rachel Ivy Clarke

Assistant Professor, Syracuse University
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Violet Fox

Violet Fox is a cataloging and library metadata expert. Her research interests and publications center on the ethical dimensions of controlled vocabularies and best practices in library cataloging and classification. Violet was named a 2019 Mover & Shaker by Library Journal.



Tuesday August 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Ohio Union - Cartoon Room 1 - 3rd flr

2:45pm

Site Unseen: Website Accessibility Testing for Academic Libraries with Visually-Impaired Users
We performed a usability test of UNC Libraries database access page with users who are low vision or blind. While automated checkers like WebAIM's WAVE can assess and fix existing issues, they cannot detect everything that makes a webpage easy to use or replace the experiences of users meeting their information needs. We adapted our protocol for running a usability test and recruiting participants to ensure our methods were inclusive.

Slides available at: go.unc.edu/ideal-site-unseen.

Speakers
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Sarah Arnold

Digital Accessibility Consultant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Devon Waugh

Graduate Research Assistant, UNC Libraries



Tuesday August 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Ohio Union - Alonso Family Room (MC Center)- 1st flr

2:45pm

Advancing Accessibility via Library Positions, Groups and Units
In order to establish an effective system of accessibility within libraries, engagement across multiple units and delegation of accessibility roles are essential. This workshop will provide information on various library staff, group and unit accessibility roles and responsibilities. Attendees will engage in activities to help better clarify and incorporate accessibility roles at their libraries, resulting in improved library accessibility.

Speakers
avatar for Zoë McLaughlin

Zoë McLaughlin

South & Southeast Asia Librarian, Michigan State University
Zoë McLaughlin is the South and Southeast Asia librarian at Michigan State University, where she also works on accessibility. Her research interests include traditional Javanese performance, the portrayal of Chinese Indonesians in contemporary literature, and the emergence and development... Read More →
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Heidi Schroeder

Accessibility Coordinator, Michigan State University
Heidi Schroeder has been a librarian at the Michigan State University Libraries since 2007. She currently serves as the Accessibility Coordinator. Heidi's professional interests include: accessibility, collections, and affordable course materials/textbooks. Heidi lives in East Lansing... Read More →



Tuesday August 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Ohio Union - Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room - 3rd flr

2:45pm

Reflect, Discover, and Act: Certificate Programs as Pathways for Cultural Competency and Inclusivity
A casual conversation with a campus partner led to a library-focused Cultural Competency & Inclusive Teaching (CCIT) certificate. Launched in Fall 2018, the program offers a structured yet flexible format that recognizes the unique nature of librarians' roles. This panel will highlight the process of developing a certificate, program outcomes and learnings, participants' reflections on their experiences, and ideas to adopt or adapt the approach.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Brannen

Michelle Brannen

Interim Head of Scholars\' Collaborative & Media Literacy Librarian, The University of Tennessee
Hi, I am the Media Literacy Librarian and the Interim Head of the Scholars' Collaborative at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries. In this position, I head The Studio, a media production lab, am the subject liaison for both Journalism and Electronic Media and Studio Art... Read More →
avatar for Shaina Destine

Shaina Destine

Humanities Librarian, University of Tennessee
I grew up in the Bronx. I can talk about it all day. I love the people, the food, the music, the languages, the religions, everything.
avatar for Anna Sandelli

Anna Sandelli

Interim Head, Teaching & Learning Programs, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
avatar for Thura Mack

Thura Mack

Coordinator for Community Learning Services and Diversity Programs, University of Tennessee, Knoxville



Tuesday August 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Ohio Union - Cartoon Room 2 - 3rd flr

2:45pm

Exploring Racial Equity: A systems frame for advancing organizational transformation
Contemporary diversity ‚"training‚" often addresses prejudicial mindsets, unconscious bias, and ‚"whiteness‚" as a normative frame. While these experiences are valuable, few focus on the history of race in the US and the impact of policies and norms on racialized (and other) populations. This panel explores strategies for bringing this transformative content to library organizations through a training program called the Racial Equity Institute.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Garrett

Jennifer Garrett

Director, Talent Management, NC State University Libraries
Jennifer Garrett is Director, Talent Management in the Libraries Human Resources division at the NC State University Libraries. In her role, she manages the recruitment of librarian and staff positions, including managing nomination, search, and appointment processes. She also serves... Read More →
avatar for Gerald Holmes

Gerald Holmes

Reference Librarian & Diversity Coordinator, University Libraries, U.N.C. at Greensboro
Gerald Holmes serves as a member of the Libraries’ administrative faculty at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Gerald led the creation of the Libraries’ Post MLS Diversity Residency Program and its Diversity Committee. His research interest includes diversity issues... Read More →
avatar for Mark A. Puente

Mark A. Puente

Director of Diversity and Leadership Programs, Association of Research Libraries
-- Program Director for the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program -- Director, ARL Leadership Symposium -- Faculty for ARL Leadership Fellows Program -- ARL representative to the Nexus LAB: Leading Across Boundaries project advisory board -- Alumnus of the Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians... Read More →



Tuesday August 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Ohio Union - US Bank Conference Center - 1st flr

2:45pm

The Research Literacy Bridge Program: Reaching Out to Lift Up
In 2017, Library Journal reported that only 30% of first year students entering college are prepared for college level research.  In response, the Howard University librarians partnered with three area DC high schools to assist seniors with developing the research skills needed to produce scholarly work at the collegiate level. Using the Big6 model, the Research Literacy Bridge Program has helped the students develop their research skills.

Speakers
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Rhea Ballard-Thrower

Executive Director, University Libraries, Howard University
Rhea Ballard-Thrower is an Associate Professor at the Howard University School of Law and Executive Director of the Howard University Libraries. She joined the law faculty in 2001 where she teaches Advanced Legal Research using the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program pedagogy. As... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Ohio Union - Barbie Tootle Room - 3rd flr

4:00pm

Poster 1: "Anything he does is like a wonderful novelty…": An exploration of results of a qualitative study of gender identity and performance in library work
According to the American Library Association Membership Survey, librarianship is a profession
with highly skewed gender, age, class, and race demographics. The vast majority of librarians
identify as women, however, the majority of management positions are held by librarians who
identify men. This poster presentation will summarize the results of an exploratory, qualitative study of gender identity and performance in librarianship.


Speakers
avatar for Tatiana Bryant

Tatiana Bryant

Outreach and Promotion Librarian, Adelphi University


Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 2: "You have reached your limit of free articles" : Problem posing as a Pedagogical Practice to Enhance Student Understanding of Information Privilege
This poster session will introduce the idea of information privilege outreach via "problem posing" as a component of information literacy instruction in order to enhance the understanding of the concept  students in information literacy classes and present a pedagogical concept for information literacy instructors in order to engage students in a critical way regarding their information access within academia.

Speakers
avatar for Ian O'Hara

Ian O'Hara

Assistant Professor-Research & Instruction Librarian, Weinberg Memorial Library-University of Scranton
Ian O’Hara is an Assistant Professor and Research & Instruction Librarian for the University of Scranton’s Weinberg Memorial Library. He serves as library liaison to the physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, exercise science and computing sciences departments, and also... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 3: Cultural Self-Awareness as tool for Change
If cultural competence is about bridging across differences that make a difference, then the work must start with a focus onself.


Speakers

Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 4: So your deadname is visible to the world...: Trans Identities and Name Authority Records
Journalistic and Copy Editing best practices are shifting or have shifted to state that it is always incorrect to include a trans person's legal name unless you've spoken to the person in question and received permission. Why haven't cataloging best practices? This poster looks at the apparent point of conflict between discoverability and trans inclusion and hopes to destabilize the notion that these are mutually exclusive.

Speakers

Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 15: Discovery, Access, and Student Success: Indigenous Subjects in Art and Music
This poster investigates issues of bibliographic description and access related to academic materials on Native American and Indigenous subjects in art and music. From a position of cultural humility, seeking productive questions rather than definitive answers, a cataloging librarian and an instruction librarian collaborate on improving access to Indigenous subject material and supporting student success.

Speakers
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Monica Figueroa

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
she/her(s); social justice, equity, and inclusion in libraries
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Alice Whiteside

Head, Sloane Art Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
she/her/hers


Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 16: Building a Queer Classification System
This project intended to build a classification system that is reflective of the mission and values of Out on the Shelves Library, a volunteer-run independent LGBT2QIA+ library. To this end, goals for the new system included updated language, logical order and arrangement, and maintaining a historical record which promotes transparency and ensures it remains living system which is responsive to context and community.

Speakers


Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 17: UX-inspired recommendations to design accessible digital representations of physical spaces, or, its time to take another look at that floor plan
Planning a journey to a new place can be stressful. A lack of accessible digital information can make a trip impossible depending on a user's cognitive or physical abilities. The floor plan is a ubiquitous element on library websites, but a recent survey revealed inaccessible, inefficient designs based on web accessibility guidelines and usability heuristics. The poster outlines recommendations for creating accessible representations of spaces.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle  Breneman

Kyle Breneman

Integrated Digital Services Librarian, University of Baltimore
In my day job, I provide hardware, software, and systems support to the University of Baltimore's library. Sometimes I get to develop cool things for the library website. I am interested in web UX, usability, libraries, privacy, and surveillance, and apologetics. At night, I am... Read More →
avatar for Jaci Wilkinson

Jaci Wilkinson

Indiana University



Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 18: Respectful Representations: LGBTQ+ Inclusion and Community Engagement
The accurate and respectful representation of LGBTQ+ materials remains a challenge for libraries applying existing organizational systems. This poster details an in-house classification system created with the community's needs in mind; underlines the importance of meaningful collections/services for LGBTQ+ users and collecting user input; and outlines action items for LIS professionals wishing to weave their LGBTQ+ community into the library.

Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 19: Don't Ruin Your Anthropology Collection: Using Data to Increase Representation in Small to Medium Collections
When making collection choices on a limited budget, it is important to be strategic. To make informed purchases, we need to have a better understanding of our collections. This poster will demonstrate how to use spreadsheets to visualize the representation in your collection to create data visualizations for subject librarians, collection development and faculty to create diverse, cost-effective and representative collections.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Looby

Kimberly Looby

Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian, University of North Carolina Charlotte - J. Murrey Atkins Library
I primarily work with first year writing and Anthropology students. I am dedicated to growing relationships with the departments to make stronger connections for collaborating with faculty. I am also involved in assessment of chat, the website, instruction, and accessibility in the... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 20: Millennials Will One Day Be Eighty: Generations in Humor and Context
Most generational talks make an honest attempt at trying to understand unique experiences through diversity of age. All too often, these talks rely on stereotypes about people that devolve into griping about one particular age group. Infused with humor, this poster will take both a humorous and serious look at why we make these assumptions and how to use multiple lenses  to understand each other rather than relying on stereotypes.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Looby

Kimberly Looby

Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian, University of North Carolina Charlotte - J. Murrey Atkins Library
I primarily work with first year writing and Anthropology students. I am dedicated to growing relationships with the departments to make stronger connections for collaborating with faculty. I am also involved in assessment of chat, the website, instruction, and accessibility in the... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 21: You Have to Work for It: Transitioning from Passive to Active Diversity Recruitment
Libraries seeking diverse applicant pools can no longer rely on passive and generic diversity statements to attract diverse and intersectional candidates. Learn how the University of Nevada Las Vegas has transitioned to an active diversity recruitment model by changing job ads, job requirements, application processes, and application materials in an effort to recruit a more diverse library faculty and staff.


Speakers
avatar for Amy Tureen

Amy Tureen

Amy Tureen is the Head of the Library Liaison Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her research interests include new manager resiliency strategies, generational expectations of leadership, and the role of both social media and long-distance cohorts in supporting library... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 22: Reaching Beyond our Walls with an Apprenticeship Program
Librarians will share an apprenticeship program designed to create opportunities for hands-on experience and mentorship with LIS graduate students from across our state.  

In seeking to show that our doors are open to students from all backgrounds, we've sought to interrogate our Library's and our partner Library Schools role in training future professionals, and to seek to contribute positively to the hiring pipeline and to retention.

Speakers
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Chaitra Powell

African American Collections and Outreach Archivist, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chaitra Powell has worked on the curatorial team of the Southern Historical Collection since 2014. Prior to that, she worked as an archival fellow and archives consultant in Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL.


Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 23: Library Diversity Institutes Pilot Project at U.N.C. at Greensboro
The poster presentation will share ideas and suggestions on how the LDI Pilot Project can create projects and explore best practices in getting the most out of their residency experience, as well as provide them a professional network of colleagues nationally.   Add to the retention underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and broadly advance diversity in U. S. academic libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Holmes

Gerald Holmes

Reference Librarian & Diversity Coordinator, University Libraries, U.N.C. at Greensboro
Gerald Holmes serves as a member of the Libraries’ administrative faculty at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Gerald led the creation of the Libraries’ Post MLS Diversity Residency Program and its Diversity Committee. His research interest includes diversity issues... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Caldwell

Deborah Caldwell

Deborah Yun Caldwell is the 2018-2020 Diversity Resident for University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Caldwell comes to UNC Greensboro from Denton, Texas. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 24: It's All Fun and Games in Libraryland: Visualizing Career Strategies for Academic Librarians of Color in a Board Game
What's the end game? This interactive board-game, in poster format, is a visual and creative exercise to engage with participants on how to visualize their careers as librarians of color in the profession. The board game allows participants to share their experiences including burn out, discrimination, emotional labor, tokenism, and micro/macro aggressions.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Carlos

Andrew Carlos

STEM/Web Services Librarian, CSU, East Bay
avatar for Melissa Cardenas-Dow

Melissa Cardenas-Dow

Social Sciences Librarian, Sacramento State University
avatar for Moon Kim

Moon Kim

Acquisitions Librarian, Ohio State University
avatar for Raymond Pun

Raymond Pun

Librarian, Alder Graduate School of Education
Academic librarian


Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 25: Beyond the Resilience Narrative: A Case Study in Integrating Art Therapy as Self-Care at the University of Michigan Library
Engaging in self-care to ensure your well being has by its very nature placed the onerous on the individual. In an attempt to address the underlying practices that foster this need, the Art Alliance provides open workshops centered on principles of art therapy and mindfulness that guide employees from the University of Michigan library in engaging in self-care. We will present on the approach, timeline and assessment practices that we implemented.

Speakers
avatar for Sheila Garcia

Sheila Garcia

Resident Librarian, University of Michigan
As an ACRL Diversity Alliance resident, I have a 3-year position that focuses on Community Engagement and Outreach with a commitment to diversity, inclusivity, equity, and accessibility. Currently, I work in the Learning and Teaching Department at the University of Michigan.My research... Read More →



Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 26: Diversity and Inclusion at NC State University Libraries
The NC State University Libraries has a long-standing Diversity Committee which provides guidance and feedback to the Libraries in all components of its operation as it deals with ensuring and enhancing the diversity in the organization. This poster highlights specific committee activities and projects that promote diversity and inclusion, including programming & outreach activities, staff signalers, and highlighting diversity in collections.


Speakers
avatar for Silvia Sheffield

Silvia Sheffield

University Library Technician, NC State University Libraries
Silvia Sheffield is the University Library Technician at NC State's Natural Resources Library. She manages the day-to-day operations of the branch, with responsibilities including: supervision of student assistants, all access and delivery services, reserves, stacks maintenance, and... Read More →
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Sydney Thompson

Department Head, Access Services, North Carolina State University Libraries
Sydney Thompson is the Head of Access Services at North Carolina State University Libraries, a department which spans two main libraries, D.H. Hill and James B. Hunt, and includes the Bookstacks, the Hunt Library bookBot, Course Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, and the "Ask Us" single... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 27: The Information Specialist Internship Program: Increasing LIS Diversity through Undergraduate Engagement
The Information Specialist Internship Program (ISIP) aspires to increase diversity in the information professions by providing undergraduates from historically underrepresented backgrounds an opportunity to gain professional work experience in a large academic library system. A variety of members of the ISIP community, including interns, supervisors, and steering committee members, will discuss the ISIP framework and our outcomes.


Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 28: Building a Residency Program: Successes and Challenges
West Virginia University Libraries developed a new residency program beginning in 2014. Based on the experiences of the last five years, this poster will review best practices at WVU Libraries that may be useful for new residency programs, share challenges and solutions, as well as detail future steps in building a better program.

Speakers
MY

Martha Yancey

Director, Evansdale Library, West Virginia University
avatar for Jessica Dai

Jessica Dai

Resident Librarian, West Virginia University
RL

Robert Lyons

Director, OIIO, WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
LH

Lori Hostuttler

Assistant Director, WV & Regional History Center, WVU Libraries
Assistant Director of a busy special collections library and research center. Also Residency Coordinator at WVU Libraries.


Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 10: What makes a monster? Library outreach programming to understand othering and construction of monstrosity
This proposal describes a program developed with the undergraduate honors program, campus art museum, and health library, that included creation of an undergraduate class taught by undergraduates to create an art museum exhibit, a grant funded speaker series, and art contests at the health library.  The project focused on monsters and monstrosities, exploring how the construction of monsters mirrors changing social norms and an othering process.

Speakers
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Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig

College of Medicine, University of Florida


Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 11: New Here? So Am I! Establishing Roles and Relationships for Student Success
Collaboration is an integral part of serving diverse student populations, but building these relationships can be daunting. This poster showcases collaborations between an academic library and other campus departments. From office hours in the Office of Multicultural Affairs to campus-wide initiatives for first-generation students, attendees will learn ways to introduce themselves while putting students of all identities on the path to success.

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Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 12: Creating a Diversity Committee
As issues around diversity have become more evident librarians at Cornell University decided to create a Diversity Library Committee.  This poster will uncover the process that we have gone through to create and sustain our committee. It was a multi-step process that involved considering and collaborating with the library community, the university and the town. Through literature reviews and examining other structures within and outside of our library we created a council that is now part of the larger university diversity departments and is working to shape the values of the library.

Speakers
avatar for Selena Bryant

Selena Bryant

Teaching and Learning Librarian, Cornell University
Outside of being a librarian, I have worked as an English Language Instructor in several countries, in the non-profit sector and in Agriculture. I'm interested in too many things, including information sharing in agriculture and instructional design,



Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 13: Using the Power of Media to Reflect All Voices and Experiences
No one medium of expression fits all learners, but by teaching vital digital literacy skills we can give the greatest number of students the tools to find their unique multi-modal voice. We will present research illustrating how critical this is for student success and show proven case studies that get students effectively communicating and expressing their diverse perspectives, research, and creative work across media.

Speakers
avatar for Jennie Goforth

Jennie Goforth

Research & Design Services Librarian, UNC Chapel Hill
avatar for Winifred Metz

Winifred Metz

Media Librarian & Head, Media Resources Center, UNC Chapel Hill Libraries
At UNC, Winifred consults on media production, analysis and consumption, leveraging the use of film, television and new media for instruction and research.


Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 14: Measuring Welcomeness
Iowa State University is striving to set the standard among the land-grant universities as a leader in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment. Similarly, the Iowa State University Library seeks to set the standard for land-grant academic libraries in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment. To help track progress towards this goal, the library's assessment department is developing performance indicators related to welcomeness.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Davis

Greg Davis

Assistant Director Assessment and Planning, Iowa State University
Interested in the application of technology and assessment to support learning and decision-making.



Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 29: Examining Implicit Bias with Health Professions Students: Librarians Partnering with Faculty
Implicit bias has a negative impact on health equity.  An allied health library liaison was invited to co-develop a health professions student course unit on implicit bias. Students completed summer reading, an implicit bias test, literature searches for evidence based interventions, and reflection, writing, and discussions. They chose to examine such biases as weight, age, disability, race, country of origin, skin color and gender.

Speakers
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Lee Richardson

Information Discovery and Metadata Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Health Sciences Library
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Barbara Rochen Renner

Library Liaison and Adj. Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 5: ArtHyve - Community-Driven Archives and Advocacy
ArtHyve is a Denver non-profit organization that was born out of witnessing a drastic economic and cultural shift in its city. The organization advocates for underrepresented communities and their creative practices via a community-built archive, inclusive events, and affordable services. As ArtHyve runs on a shoestring budget and is powered by volunteers, manifesting its mission requires radical creativity and drive.

Speakers
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Hannah Miller

Digital Collections Librarian, Regis University
avatar for Amy Belotti

Amy Belotti

Digital Content Librarian, Regis University


Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 6: Breaking Services Barriers: Embodying the Triadic Model of Holistic Advocacy
The Triadic Model of Holistic Advocacy actively integrates the core tenets of an Eastern philosophical system (i.e. Yoga) with Western models of librarianship and servant leadership. Combined, this framework informs a praxis of librarianship that requires an empathetic approach to all librarian-patron interactions that enables professionals to become better advocates so that they can identify and break through traditional service barriers.

Speakers
avatar for Courtney M. Block

Courtney M. Block

User Engagement Librarian, Indiana University Southeast
Hi! I'm the Reference, Instruction, and User Engagement Librarian at IU Southeast in New Albany, Indiana. I spend a lot of time thinking of ways to analyze the physical user experience that patrons have in our library and how to constantly adapt it to user's needs and wants. If I'm... Read More →
avatar for Christopher L. Proctor

Christopher L. Proctor

Coordinator of Access Services, Indiana University Southeast
'Ello! I'm a tenure-track member of the library faculty at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana. I'm also the sitting Coordinator of Access Services; regularly teach information literacy classes; and provide reference services. Within my local community, I volunteer... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 7: Providing thesis and dissertation support for engineering graduate students: preliminary results
Targeted workshops were offered to assist engineering graduate students creating their theses and dissertations. Highly attended workshops include writing an abstract and writing to differentiate the student ideas from their references. Results from pre- and post-tests showed some evidence of effectiveness and revealed some evidence of student difficulty. Overall, the workshops were successful in that the students were satisfied with the service.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Stitz

Tammy Stitz

Applied Sciences Librarian, The University of Akron
I have been the Applied Sciences Librarian at The University of Akron since 2008. I received a MLIS from Kent State University in 2005 and a MS in electrical engineering from The University of Akron in 2003. My research interests include services for engineering students, the LaTeX... Read More →



Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 8: Examining and Recommitting to Culturally Competent Practices in Turbulent Times
The current campus climate is one of intense debate and tension. As campus populations become more diverse, traditionally underrepresented students struggle to succeed. Many of our standards and best practices for cultural competency predate the current turn in rhetoric. Our research explores the development of best practices for cultural competency, examining how libraries can reaffirm these practices in a turbulent social and political climate.

Speakers
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Meredith Knoff

Learning Commons Librarian, Indiana University


Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Poster 9: Library involvement in special international outreach wellness project
This project supplies dolls to children in developing countries. Established by an artist at an academic hospital, sponsorship and program running transferred to the library at her retirement.  Thus began a unique effort, with the library offering space to meet, and personnel to keep it running by recruiting volunteers, managing supplies, and coordinating deliveries.  Dolls resemble children receiving them, so the diverse dolls fill local needs.

Speakers
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Ariel Pomputius

Health Sciences Liaison Librarian, University of Florida
Ariel is the point person for collection development in her department in the Health Science Center Libraries. For her personal research, she is very interested in graphic medicine and wellness.
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Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig

College of Medicine, University of Florida


Tuesday August 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ohio Union - Outside of Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

5:00pm

Open House & Welcome Reception
Tuesday August 6, 2019 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Thompson Library 1858 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH, USA
 
Wednesday, August 7
 

8:00am

9:00am

Individual Presentations: A. Starting at the source: metadata and DEI, B. Building Diversity and Inclusion into Cataloging and Metadata, C. Accessibility and Inclusion in the Design of Library Systems
Individual presentations are approximately 15 minutes each. There will be time at the end for Q&A.

Individual Presentation A: Starting at the source: metadata and DEI (Jessica Janecki, Christina N. Manzella)
Two Duke Libraries technical services librarians explore ways to incorporate DEI initiatives into ongoing metadata work. The panel covers a case study of The Narrative of Sojourner Truth illustrating the importance of authority control, and biases and limitations in Library of Congress Classification representation of identity.

Individual Presentation B: Building Diversity and Inclusion into Cataloging and Metadata (Clara Burns, Sol Lopez)
Research on implicit bias in the Library of Congress catalog clarifies the urgent need for corrective metadata updates that accurately represent diverse communities seeking access to information. To address barriers to timely revision, this project seeks to identify focus points for optimal impact in order to develop possible strategies that could accelerate change and be scalable for most libraries to implement.

Individual Presentation C: Accessibility and Inclusion in the Design of Library Systems (Micah Altman)
We present an analysis focused on how the technical information systems and software used in libraries create barriers to inclusion and accessibility.  This analysis is informed by an IMLS-sponsored national forum, convened in April 2019, bringing together technologists, practitioners, and academicians.

Speakers
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Christina N. Manzella

Duke University
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Sol Lopez

Media Cataloging Coordinator, University of Colorado Boulder
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Clara Burns

Music Copy Cataloger & Processing Lead, University of Colorado Boulder
Raised on two coasts, BA in dance & music, MFA in Writing & Poetics, MLIS, University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign, translator, poet, artist, yoga teacher and gardener (in all my spare time, right?) doting mom of four adult children, love my bicycle -- Talk to me about DEI&A... Read More →
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Jessica Janecki

Rare Materials Cataloger, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University



Wednesday August 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Ohio Union - Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room - 3rd flr

9:00am

From Ally to Change Agent: Utilizing Collective Action to Build a Successful Library Equity Plan
In this workshop, participants will explore best practices of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) plans in libraries and apply them to case studies. Presenters will facilitate a discussion on the state of EDI at various institutions as well as the challenges of establishing EDI programs. The session will end with time for reflection on next steps. Presenters will share a resource toolkit for learning about and building EDI plans.

Speakers
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Jessica Dai

Resident Librarian, West Virginia University
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Jesus Espinoza

University of Michigan



Wednesday August 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Ohio Union - US Bank Conference Center - 1st flr

9:00am

Individual Presentations: A. Getting from Summer Reading Programs to Library School, B. The Recruitment & Retention of Diverse Academic Librarians, C. Re-Energizing Our Recruitment Efforts
Individual presentations are approximately 15 minutes each. There will be time at the end for Q&A.

Individual Presentation A:  Getting from Summer Reading Programs to Library School: Thinking about the Professional Pipeline through the Library Experiences of Black/African-American Students (Amanda Folk, Tracey Overbey)
This presentation introduces a study exploring Black/African-American college students experiences with libraries, highlighting preliminary findings suggesting librarians should think about the pipeline into the profession as beginning from a young age. In general, these students lacked an understanding of the roles of professional librarians, which may be informed by the implicit bias they experienced in interactions with white library staff.

Individual Presentation B:  The Recruitment & Retention of Diverse Academic Librarians:  What's Been Done? (Dee Winn, K-Lee Fraser)
Although academic libraries in the US and Canada have implemented various diversity initiatives over the past few decades, the demographics of our profession have not changed. To date, White people represent nearly 90% of academic librarians in both countries. This presentation will share the results of a study that reviewed the initiatives used by academic libraries to recruit, support and retain diverse librarians in Canada and the US.

Individual Presentation C:  Re-Energizing Our Recruitment Efforts (Kimberly Burhop-Service)
In late 2017 this academic library created a task force to review current and propose new initiatives that could be undertaken to support the recruitment of a more diverse workforce. This presentation examines changes as a result of the task force, specifically, the impact on our search committees and how the task force and ongoing discussions across the libraries have changed how we think and speak about diversity in the recruitment process.



Speakers
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Kimberly Burhop-Service

Dir., Library Human Resources, Duke University
Kim Burhop-Service is the Director of Library Human at Duke University Libraries. In that role she oversees and provides leadership for the delivery of key HR functions, including recruitment, employee relations, performance management, staff development and compensation. Current... Read More →
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Amanda Folk

Head, Teaching & Learning, The Ohio State University Libraries
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Tracey Overbey

Assistant Professesor, The Ohio State University
After 15 successful years serving the third largest public library in the U.S., I enthusiastically embraced bringing my experience, professional goals, and vision to academic librarianship. Since joining The Ohio State University Libraries in 2016, I have continued to serve the field... Read More →



Wednesday August 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Ohio Union - Alonso Family Room (MC Center)- 1st flr

9:00am

Outside the Binary: Creating Inclusive Libraries for Bi/Pan and Trans People
Library users who are transgender, gender non-binary and bisexual/pansexual are more visible than ever. This session is designed to provide information about trans and bisexual/pansexual identities; help attendees develop skills to create inclusive spaces to support these students, staff and faculty; provide participants with strategies and tools to work with these user groups; and share best practices for creating an inclusive environment.

Outside the Binary presentation

Speakers
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Melinda Brown

Librarian for Inclusion Initiatives; Librarian for Women's & Gender Studies, Vanderbilt University
Topics of interst: critlib; library instruction; feminist & queer science fiction/fantasy. Melinda Brown has been the Librarian for Women’s & Gender Studies at Vanderbilt University since 1998, and the Librarian for Inclusion Initiatives since 2017. Previously, they worked at North... Read More →
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Holling Smith-Borne

Director, Wilson Music Library, Vanderbilt University
Directing Libraries; music librarianship; working with transgender studentsHolling Smith-Borne has been the Director of the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library at Vanderbilt University since 2006. Previously, he was the Coordinator of the music library at DePauw University in Greencastle... Read More →


Wednesday August 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Ohio Union - Cartoon Room 2 - 3rd flr

9:00am

University of Michigan 5 Year Strategic Plan for DEI
This strategic plan for diversity is intended to improve workplace climate and organizational culture, support the library's recruitment and retention efforts, ensure equity in library services and advance the library mission.  The workshop will cover the Strategic Planning Process, Strategic goals, and annual assessment.

Speakers
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Charles Ransom

American Culture and Multicultural Studies Librarian, University of Michigan
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Jasmine Pawlicki

Onsite User Services and Outreach Assistant, University of Michigan
Jasmine Pawlicki is an Onsite User Services and Outreach Assistant at the University of Michigan Library. She primarily assists with circulation, information services, and course reserves in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library and Hatcher Graduate Library. Jasmine is interested in... Read More →
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Marna Clowney-Robinson

Associate Librarian Access / Information Services, University of Michigan Library
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LaTeesa James

Taubman Health Sciences Library: Informationist, University of Michigan



Wednesday August 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Ohio Union - Cartoon Room 1 - 3rd flr

9:00am

Individual Presentations: A. Queer Collections Connections, B. Knowledge of LGBTQ+ Studies as a Form of Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Libraries, C. The Carmen Collection, using an anniversary to highlight underrepresented stories at your institution
Individual presentations are approximately 15 minutes each. There will be time at the end for Q&A.

Individual Presentation A: Queer Collections Connections (Megan Mac Gregor)
This presentation will explain the importance of highlighting LGBTQ+ collections through the use of collaborative programing with stakeholders in the community the library serves. It will address the issues that arise when creating and marketing these events as well as some best practices.

Individual Presentation B: Knowledge of LGBTQ+ Studies as a Form of Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Libraries (Vince Graziano)
From its roots in the medical literature of the 19th century, LGBTQ+ studies has evolved significantly. By examining 10,017 citations, this study presents the most cited disciplines, books, authors, and journals within LGBTQ+ studies. This knowledge is a powerful tool with which to address LGBTQ+ users, enhancing librarian approachability and user experience within the broader context of diversity and inclusion for the LGBTQ+ academic community.

Individual Presentation C: The Carmen Collection, using an anniversary to highlight underrepresented stories at your institution (Tamar Chute)
Every institution has an anniversary coming. At Ohio State, archivists are using the 150th celebration to research the stories of underrepresented populations, to build the archives, and highlight these stories with unique programming. The university archivist will discuss opportunities and challenges faced, suggest how others might leverage their anniversaries to uncover a broader history, and share examples of outreach and engagement programs.


Speakers
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Vince Graziano

English, History, Theatre, and Sexuality Studies Librarian, Concordia University
I have published 2 articles on LGBTQ+ studies in academic libraries. In 2016, "LGBTQ Collection Assessment: Library Ownership of Resources Cited by Masters Students" was published in College & Research Libraries: http://dx.doi.org/10.5860/crl.77.1.114 In 2018, "LGBTQ Studies and Interdisciplinarity... Read More →
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Tamar Chute

University Archivist and Head of Archives, The Ohio State University
Tamar Chute is University Archivist and Head of Archives at Ohio State University. She manages the University Archives, Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program, and Ohio Congressional Archives. Tamar's research has focused on teaching with primary sources, outreach, and archival... Read More →
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Megan Mac Gregor

Student Engagement and Outreach Librarian, Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Megan Mac Gregor, Student Engagement and Outreach Librarian at Nesbitt Library Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Lehman, PA, holds a MA in Historical Administration from Eastern Illinois University. Her background in museums has allowed her to take a new approach to how the library offers... Read More →



Wednesday August 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Ohio Union - Barbie Tootle Room - 3rd flr

9:00am

We Are Not a Monolith: Library Outreach to Diverse Populations
The suffix, "of color" has become ubiquitous in library discourse. However, in this session, we argue that there is power in differentiating and naming racial and ethnic groups when conducting library outreach. We will explore examples of outreach activities that take varying levels of specificity in approaching diverse populations, and we will assess their outcomes for success in terms of current and future library usage by these populations.

Speakers
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Porcia Vaughn

Head of Public Services, University of New Mexico HSC Library and Informatics Center



Wednesday August 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Ohio Union - Performance Hall - 1st flr

10:15am

Individual Presentations: A. The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), B. University Archives and Ethnic Studies Programs C: Celebrating Cuba! Global Access to the Cuban National Library's Catalog Records
Individual presentations are approximately 15 minutes each. There will be time at the end for Q&A.

Individual Presentation: A. The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC): Modelling Strong Governance and Un-Colonized Mutual Aid to Uplift Diversity and Inclusivity in Digital Libraries (Brian W. Keith, Laurie Taylor)
The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a collaborative, international digital library of Caribbean and circum-Caribbean resources, providing access and preservation for materials from archives, libraries, museums, and private collections. dLOC exemplifies shared governance and mutual aid, a model transnational digital collaborative community serving diverse populations and for promoting bridge building, intersectionality, and inclusion.

Individual Presentation B: University Archives and Ethnic Studies Programs: Why it is important to share university history with current students (Delphia Williams)
University presidents and chancellors have sought to dismantle ethnic studies programs and this disproportionately affects black and brown students. University Archives can help aid students in their struggle to preserve these programs. It can arm students with information on the history of these programs, the benefits they have provided and the additional services that have grown out of the establishment of ethnic studies programs.

Individual Presentation C: Celebrating Cuba! Global Access to the Cuban National Library's Catalog Records (David Van Kleeck)
This talk outlines a collaborative effort with Cuba's national library to open their collections to researchers around the world. This initiative includes loading their catalog records into WorldCat. Over 130,000 records have been added to the WorldCat database, some of which required creating original MARC records based on images from scanned catalog cards. Opening access to these collections will have a major impact on Cuba-related scholarship.

Speakers
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David Van Kleeck

Chair, Cataloging and Discovery Services, University of Florida
Dave Van Kleeck has been cataloging materials in public and academic libraries since 2006. He is currently Chair of the Cataloging and Discovery Services Department in the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF). He provides leadership, strategic vision, and... Read More →
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Laurie Taylor

Chair, Digital Partnerships & Strategies, UF
As Chair of the Digital Partnerships & Strategies Department in UF's Libraries, I provide leadership for partnerships with the UF Libraries across the university, regionally, nationally, and internationally. I work closely with colleagues to create and sustain supports for collaborations... Read More →
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Brian W. Keith

Associate Dean for Administrative Services & Faculty Affairs George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Brian is the senior administrator for the areas of Human Resources, Staff Development, Grants Management, Facilities and Security, and Finance and Accounting for the Smathers Libraries. This system includes 405 employees and annual funding in excess of 34 million dollars. Functions... Read More →
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Delphia Williams

Acquisitions Coordinator/Social Work Librarian, California State University, Northridge



Wednesday August 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Ohio Union - Alonso Family Room (MC Center)- 1st flr

10:15am

An Introspective Look: Lessons Learned In Diversifying the Library Workforce
Despite a commitment to diversity, panelists will discuss challenges and opportunities to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. Focusing on lessons learned from a recent hiring processes, panelists will share personal narratives about roadblocks to increasing racial diversity, discuss reproducing whiteness in searches, and attempt to understand the role of intentionality and culture change in diversification efforts.

Speakers
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Edith Scarletto

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Bowling Green State University



Wednesday August 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Ohio Union - Performance Hall - 1st flr

10:15am

Challenges and Solutions for Diversifying Library Faculty and Staff
This interactive workshop will combine presentation with small group discussions to explore challenges and solutions for diversifying librarian faculty. An interdepartmental team from a mid-sized state comprehensive college will provide ideas and practices that others can adopt, create a forum for discussion, and allow participants to make connections with others having similar goals. Participants should bring position ads to discuss.

Speakers
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Rodmon King

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, State University of New York at Oswego
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Nancy Concadoro

Human Resources Associate, State University of New York at Oswego
Human Resources Associate; manage all management/confidential, faculty and professional staff searches and recruitment efforts.
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Sarah Weisman

Library Director, SUNY Oswego



Wednesday August 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Ohio Union - Cartoon Room 2 - 3rd flr

10:15am

Individual Presentations: A. Are You Ready for a Non-Binary Job Applicant and Co-Worker? ... B. Desiring SUVs: Masculinities, Masculine Overcompensation, and Gender Segregation... C. Practicing DEI&A intentionality in team and project work
Individual presentations are approximately 15 minutes each. There will be time at the end for Q&A.

Individual Presentation A:  Are You Ready for a Non-Binary Job Applicant and Co-Worker? Creating a Fabulous and Welcoming Workplace for Non-Binary Employees (Mark Bieraugel)
Are you ready to interview a non-binary job candidate? How do you introduce them, and make them feel welcome during the interview, and is your workplace and HR policies reflective of your institution's inclusivity goals? In this workshop, you'l learn about non-binary gender identities, learn and practice gender neutral pronouns, and develop workplace strategies for supporting non-binary people.  

Individual Presentation B:  Desiring SUVs: Masculinities, Masculine Overcompensation, and Gender Segregation in Academic Libraries (Matthew Weirick Johnson)

Masculinity threat will be explored primarily through theories on masculinities, vertical and horizontal gender segregation, organizations and organizational culture, and masculine overcompensation. This presentation seeks to examine masculinities and masculinity threat in the academic library and to provide suggestions for future research to conduct cross-disciplinary, empirical examinations of how masculinity threat occurs in academic libraries.

Individual Presentation C: Practicing intentionality in team and project work (Rachel Vacek, Heidi Burkhardt)
As part of our library's website redesign project, we are working to intentionally espouse and elevate principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in our work to ensure they inform and accompany all stages of a project, and to be a model for other projects. Learn how we're integrating these principles into team formation, project structure, communication and assessment plans, user research, and how this work impacts the library.

Speakers
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Rachel Vacek

Head of Design and Discovery, University of Michigan
Rachel Vacek manages the Design & Discovery department that provides front-end web development, design, content strategy, user research, digital accessibility expertise, and UX strategy across the entire University of Michigan Library web presence. She has previously worked at the... Read More →
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Heidi Burkhardt

Web Project Manager & Content Strategist, University of Michigan Library
Heidi Burkhardt is Web Project Manager & Content Strategist and Associate Librarian at the University of Michigan Library. As a member of the Design & Discovery department in the Library Information Technology division, she lead efforts around the library website, as well as projects... Read More →
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Mark Bieraugel

Business Librarian, Cal Poly
Incorporating novelty into instruction. Fostering creativity and entrepreneurial thinking in the academic library through space design. Hand embroidery and weaving. Pronouns, they, them,theirs
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Matthew Weirick Johnson

Humanities & Social Sciences Librarian, UCLA



Wednesday August 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Ohio Union - Cartoon Room 1 - 3rd flr

10:15am

Intent and Impact: Discussing Best Practices in Building Evidence-Based Diversity Residency Programs
The proliferation of Diversity Alliance Residency programs in recent years presents unique challenges and opportunities for the library profession, particularly in regards to the hiring and retention of individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups. Hosted by the Residency Interest Group, this roundtable will discuss key issues and best practices in building evidence-based diversity residency programs.

Speakers
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Jesus Espinoza

University of Michigan
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Sheila Garcia

Resident Librarian, University of Michigan
As an ACRL Diversity Alliance resident, I have a 3-year position that focuses on Community Engagement and Outreach with a commitment to diversity, inclusivity, equity, and accessibility. Currently, I work in the Learning and Teaching Department at the University of Michigan.My research... Read More →
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Jamia Williams

Liaison Librarian, University of Rochester
I earned my Master of Library Science from North Carolina Central University in May 2018. My research interests include: equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility in librarianship. By being a Medical Librarian I want to be more involved with health justice.



Wednesday August 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Ohio Union - Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room - 3rd flr

10:15am

Individual Presentations: A. The AIDS Memorial Quilt: One Library's Vehicle for Awareness B. "Harlem on my Mind: Our Faces, Our Places"
Individual presentations are approximately 15 minutes each. There will be time at the end for Q&A.

Individual Presentation A: The AIDS Memorial Quilt: One Library's Vehicle for Awareness (Angeline Pritchard)
To celebrate LGBT History Month, a university library hosted a section of the AIDS Memorial Quilt as a centerpiece for month long programming. Many LGBTQ students on campus had expressed a lack of community and support. With a loss of community comes a loss of history. This programming aimed at educating and helping students feel seen on their campus. Ultimately it resulted in developing many new collaborative relationships, as well.

Individual Presentation B: "Harlem on my Mind: Our Faces, Our Places" (Leta Hendricks)
This presentation discusses the lasting contributions of African American librarians to global literature, library patron service and collection building, during the Harlem Renaissance, 1918 - 1937.  During this time, African American librarians acted as content creators, culture curators, and community conveners. Their actions are  hidden in documents, newspapers, photographs, and scrapbooks. This presentation strives to unveil their story.

Speakers
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Leta Hendricks

Africana Studies Librarian and Comparative Studies Librarian, The Ohio State University
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Angeline Prichard

Chair of Research and Instructional Services, Salisbury University Libraries
In addition to her role as a Research and Instructional Librarian, Angeline is also Salisbury University Libraries' Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator. She has been a LGBTQ Safe Spaces trainer in Delmarva since 2014. She is especially interested in equity and inclusion practices... Read More →



Wednesday August 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Ohio Union - Barbie Tootle Room - 3rd flr

10:15am

Mindful Marketing: A Social Justice Approach to Library Outreach and Promotion
How do you integrate social justice into your marketing model? Learn how two different library teams with varying purposes and resources have independently developed inclusion-centered frameworks for outreach and programming, both with the goal of helping students of color and other marginalized groups feel comfortable, heard, and seen at the library while contributing to their academic success.

Speakers
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Jade Alburo

Librarian for Southeast Asian and Pacific Islands Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Jade Alburo is the Librarian for Southeast Asian and Pacific Islands Studies at UCLA. In 2017-2019, she was Interim Reference and Outreach Coordinator for the Charles E. Young Research Library. She was the coordinator of the 2016 National Diversity in Libraries Conference, President... Read More →


Wednesday August 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Ohio Union - US Bank Conference Center - 1st flr

11:30am

Individual Presentations: A. They Just Aren't a Good Fit: Interrogating and Challenging Recruitment Strategies, B. Diverse Libraries Put their Strengths to Work: StrengthsFinder, C. Challenging Assumptions and Increasing the Diversity in Applicant Pools
Individual presentations are approximately 15 minutes each. There will be time at the end for Q&A.

Individual Presentation A:  They Just Aren't a Good Fit: Interrogating and Challenging Recruitment Strategies in Academic Libraries That Perpetuate Whiteness (Sojourna Cunningham, Jennifer Stout, Samantha Guss)
Academic libraries claim to value diversity and inclusion, yet we remain a profession that is 88% white. This presentation will interrogate academic libraries hiring practices and assumptions about looking for a good fit and reveal how these practices replicate whiteness within libraries.This paper will ultimately make recommendations on what libraries should be doing to create more equitable practices in hiring.

Individual Presentation B:  Diverse Libraries Put their Strengths to Work: StrengthsFinder as an Inclusion Tool (Donald I. Crews, MLIS)

Diversity in libraries should assure that a wide variety of positive attributes are represented in the staff. Inclusion should assure those attributes are ingrained in the library to provide the best possible services to the widest variety of users. Strengths is all about positive attributes. It provides a great way to bridge gaps and understand colleagues and patrons as people. This workshop introduces the StrengthsFinder assessment, explaining how it increases engagement and collegiality within a library's staff and how that positively influences service.

Individual Presentation C:  Challenging Assumptions and Increasing the Diversity in our Applicant Pools (Kimberly Burhop Service, Jennifer Garrett, Lisa Ruth, Teresa Tillman)
Discussions around best practices to increase diversity in our candidate pools are plentiful. We attend conferences, read articles, and see similar lists each time. But do those practices actually work? What else are libraries doing to challenge assumptions and unconscious bias to recruit a more diverse and inclusive workforce?

Speakers
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Teresa Tillman

Library HR Representative, Duke University
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Jennifer Stout

Teaching and Learning Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
Talk to me about feminism, LGBTQ allyship, race in libraries, horror movies, and dank memes.
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Samantha Guss

Social Sciences Librarian, University of Richmond
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Jennifer Garrett

Director, Talent Management, NC State University Libraries
Jennifer Garrett is Director, Talent Management in the Libraries Human Resources division at the NC State University Libraries. In her role, she manages the recruitment of librarian and staff positions, including managing nomination, search, and appointment processes. She also serves... Read More →
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Donald I. Crews

Principal Coach, Crews Strengths LLC
The StrengthsFinder assessment and Strengths coaching help reveal individual's unique mix of hows and whys. Then they provide a way to better understand other's hows and whys. When we combine these two discoveries, great success, less friction and better outcomes happen. After 15... Read More →
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Sojourna Cunningham

Social Sciences and Assessment Librarian, University of Richmond
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Kimberly Burhop-Service

Dir., Library Human Resources, Duke University
Kim Burhop-Service is the Director of Library Human at Duke University Libraries. In that role she oversees and provides leadership for the delivery of key HR functions, including recruitment, employee relations, performance management, staff development and compensation. Current... Read More →



Wednesday August 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ohio Union - US Bank Conference Center - 1st flr

11:30am

Mind the Gap: How Leveraging Research Agendas will Promote and Retain Academic Librarians of Color
The presenters will describe existing research intensive continuing education opportunities, draw connections between strong research agendas and retention, and collectively explore ways to develop more opportunities for librarians of color to develop their research skills. We encourage people to bring mobile devices as there will be interactive components.

Speakers
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Deborah Caldwell

Deborah Yun Caldwell is the 2018-2020 Diversity Resident for University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Caldwell comes to UNC Greensboro from Denton, Texas. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder... Read More →
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Denisse Solis

Residency Librarian, University of Denver
Denisse is the Residency Librarian at the University of Denver. She is on the editorial board of the open-access journal, In the Library with the Lead Pipe. Her pronouns are She/Her/Hers/Ella. Habla Espanol.
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Jessica Dai

Resident Librarian, West Virginia University



Wednesday August 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ohio Union - Alonso Family Room (MC Center)- 1st flr

11:30am

Pathways to Leadership for Librarians of Color
Minority representation in academic library leadership remains very low. In this panel discussion, we will explore the challenges and opportunities librarians of color face when they strive to move into leadership positions. The panel will consist of a human resources director and four library leaders of color. These leaders will share lessons learned in their career journeys and provide advice for those who aspire to be library leaders.

Speakers
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Kathryn Kjaer

Head, Library Human Resources, University of California, Irvine, Libraries
Kathryn is the Head of Library Human Resources at the University of California, Irvine Libraries, where she oversees librarian recruitments and the librarian academic review process. She coordinates and promotes diversity and inclusion efforts within the Libraries such as the library-wide... Read More →
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Gerald Holmes

Reference Librarian & Diversity Coordinator, University Libraries, U.N.C. at Greensboro
Gerald Holmes serves as a member of the Libraries’ administrative faculty at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Gerald led the creation of the Libraries’ Post MLS Diversity Residency Program and its Diversity Committee. His research interest includes diversity issues... Read More →
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Shali Zhang

Dean of Libraries, Auburn University
Dr. Shali Zhang is Dean of Libraries at Auburn University since February 2019. Prior to that, she was Dean and Professor at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana, 2012 – 2019. In her role, Dr. Zhang is responsible for providing leadership and management for... Read More →
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Lori Harris

Interim Director, Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library and the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions
Lori Harris is the Interim Director for the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library and the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. In this position, Lori gets to combine her love of history with her... Read More →
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Courtney Young

University Librarian, Colgate University
Courtney L. Young is University Librarian at Colgate University. She previously held library positions at Penn State’s Greater Allegheny, Beaver and University Park campuses, at Michigan State University, and The Ohio State University. She has served in a variety of leadership roles... Read More →



Wednesday August 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ohio Union - Cartoon Room 1 - 3rd flr

11:30am

Residency Retrospective: Advancing the Future by Examining the Past
What is the lasting impact of residency programs for residents who have remained in the profession? This panel will examine this issue and more through the lenses of library professionals, all former residents now at different stages in their careers and institutions. Attendees will examine the tenuous line between how such diversity programs have both supported but also challenged the growth of librarians of color in the profession.

Speakers
avatar for Petrina D. Jackson

Petrina D. Jackson

Director, Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University
Petrina Jackson is the Director of the Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Libraries (SUL). She came to the SUL from Iowa State University, where she was head of Special Collections and University Archives. Prior to that, she served as the head of instruction... Read More →
TA

Tarida Anantachai

Outreach Librarian, Syracuse University
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Twanna Hodge

Academic/Research Librarian, SUNY Upstate Medical University Health Sciences Library
Twanna Hodge, MLIS is a graduate of the University of Washington Information School. She was the Diversity Resident Librarian at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and was the previous Information Literacy and Collection Development Librarian at the University of the Virgin... Read More →



Wednesday August 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ohio Union - Barbie Tootle Room - 3rd flr

11:30am

The Low Morale Experience of Minority Academic Librarians: A Review
A 2017 study of low-morale exposed experiences of workplace abuse and neglect and revealed associated concerns of academic library workplace culture and norms; however, the voices of racial and ethnic minorities are missing. This discussion shares results of a replicated study centering minority academic librarians and offers attendees an opportunity to discuss the low-morale experience and share emerging countermeasures to the phenomenon.

Speakers
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Ione Damasco

Coordinator of Cataloging, University of Dayton
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Kaetrena Davis Kendrick

Associate Librarian, University of South Carolina Lancaster
My research centers concerns of ethics, professionalism, racial/ethnic diversity in the LIS field, and rural academic librarianship. I've authored two annotated bibliographies (Global Evolution and The Kaleidoscopic Concern) and a book on rural academic librarianship. My mission... Read More →



Wednesday August 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ohio Union - Performance Hall - 1st flr

11:30am

Food Deserts, Libraries and Urban Communities.
Libraries today are addressing the needs of users that live within food insecure neighborhoods and college campuses. Some of these libraries provide valuable resources and programming to support economically-challenged communities in areas classified as food deserts. Gardening at libraries can empower its patrons to grow their own foods.  Libraries that do not have the growing space can provide support to their patrons in other ways, come hear how you can support your students who live in food insecure communities. 









Speakers
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Glennon Sweeney

Research Associate, The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University
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Dr. Casey Hoy

Professor, Kellogg Endowed Chair in Agricultural Ecosystem Management, Faculty Director, the Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT), Ohio State University, InFACT Discovery Theme
I lead the interdisciplinary and WK Kellogg Foundation endowed Agroecosystems Management Program. Agroecosystems include both people and the land. Our program seeks balance between prosperous farms, sustainable communities and healthy environments. I explore interactions between social... Read More →
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Tracey Overbey

Assistant Professesor, The Ohio State University
After 15 successful years serving the third largest public library in the U.S., I enthusiastically embraced bringing my experience, professional goals, and vision to academic librarianship. Since joining The Ohio State University Libraries in 2016, I have continued to serve the field... Read More →
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Ingrid Adams

Associate Professor of Medical Dietetics, OSU Wexner Medical Center
Ingrid K. Richards Adams is an Associate Professor of Medical Dietetics in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Medicine and Extension State Specialist in Food, Health and Human Behavior. She is a Discovery Themes Initiative hire in Health and Wellness... Read More →
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Kathy Kelly-Long

Kathy Kelly-Long is the Director of the Broad Street Food Pantry, a neighborhood ministry program of the Broad Street Presbyterian Church that feeds more than 600 families, 1700 individuals each month. Kelly-Long has a BA in Sociology from the Ohio State University and many years... Read More →
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Julialynn Walker

Market Manager, Bronzeville Growers Market
I am the Certified Market Manager Assistant for the Ohio Farmers Market Network, market manager for the Bronzeville Growers Market and manager of the Bethany Bronzeville Community Garden.I facilitated a seven month course in urban farming sponsored by USDA/Farm Services Agency that... Read More →



Wednesday August 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ohio Union - Cartoon Room 2 - 3rd flr

11:30am

Individual Presentations: A. Creating Inclusive Makerspaces, B. Bathroom Wars and Peeing in Peace: Proposed Best Practices for Gender-free Restrooms in Libraries, C. Stop the Thumb Scroll: Creating Inclusive and Accessible Social Media Content
Individual presentations are approximately 15 minutes each. There will be time at the end for Q&A.

Individual Presentation A: Creating Inclusive Makerspaces (Sarah Nagle)
As more libraries embrace makerspaces as part of their service plans, the library profession has the opportunity to address issues of inclusivity and intentionally create spaces that encourage participation from all. In this presentation, we explore the history of diversity in the maker movement and discuss ways to work against historic inequalities and create makerspaces that are welcoming and inclusive.

Individual Presentation B: Bathroom Wars and Peeing in Peace: Proposed Best Practices for Gender-free Restrooms in Libraries (Selene Colburn)
This study reviews the national debate around gender identity and restroom access, articulates the importance of gender-free restrooms to libraries, and provides pragmatic considerations for creating or increasing access to gender-free restrooms, along with proposed best practices. It draws on research across disciplines, as well as a case study of gender-free restroom conversions at a public university's undergraduate library.

Individual Presentation C: Stop the Thumb Scroll: Creating Inclusive and Accessible Social Media Content (Shelly Black) 
Is your library making its best first impression on social media? Learn about creating social media content‚ text, images, and videos‚ which reflect and speak to people representing different races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, ages, and religions. From gender-neutral and person-first language to alt text for photos, there are many things you can implement to make your social media both inclusive and accessible.

Speakers
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Shelly Black

Marketing Specialist, Associate, University of Arizona Libraries
Shelly Black is an Associate Marketing Specialist at the University of Arizona Libraries and has more than ten years of experience in communications and marketing. She is currently pursuing her MLIS as a Knowledge River scholar at the University of Arizona and holds a BFA in phot... Read More →
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Selene Colburn

Associate Library Professor, University of Vermont
Selene Colburn is an Associate Library Professor at the University of Vermont, where she serves as an Assistant to the Dean of Libraries for External Relations. She received her BA at Bennington College and her master’s degree in library and information science from Simmons College... Read More →
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Sarah Nagle

Creation and Innovation Services Librarian, Miami University Libraries
I am passionate about making and maker-centered learning for adults, both in informal environments and higher ed.



Wednesday August 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ohio Union - Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room - 3rd flr

12:30pm

Lunch
Wednesday August 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Ohio Union - Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

1:45pm

De-centering Whiteness in the Knowledge Production System: A Panel Discussion between Librarians and Publishers
Publishers and librarians are integral in shaping the creation and dissemination of knowledge. This panel discussion featuring professionals from the publishing industry and academic libraries will explore how Whiteness in both professions have shaped the creation and dissemination of knowledge, will examine how colonialism is perpetuated through the knowledge creation system, and consider future models that de-center Whiteness.

Speakers
avatar for Moon Kim

Moon Kim

Acquisitions Librarian, Ohio State University
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Michelle Baildon

Collections Strategist for Arts & Humanities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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Juleah Swanson

Head of Acquisition Services, University of Colorado, Boulder



Wednesday August 7, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Ohio Union - US Bank Conference Center - 1st flr

1:45pm

Critical Conversations - A Tool for Dismantling White Supremacy at PWI's (Predominately White Institutions)
This workshop, inspired by Michelle Caswell's article "Teaching to Dismantle White Supremacy in Archives," helps participants explicitly identify how white privilege operates within systemic structures and imagine ways to create a more inclusive environment in libraries and archives. We will define white supremacy and privilege, and provide best practices for facilitation and resources that offer a solid starting place for institutional change.

Speakers
avatar for Laurin Penland

Laurin Penland

Library Assistant for Technical Services, Duke University, Rubenstein Library
She/her/hers. I have been a member of Duke University Libraries' Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council for three years. I believe libraries, especially, academic special collections libraries, have a responsibility and an obligation to become more diverse and inclusive in our... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Wooten

Kelly Wooten

Research Services and Collection Development Librarian, Duke University Libraries
Kelly Wooten is a women's history archivist, librarian for sexuality studies, zine evangelist, and Murder, She Wrote enthusiast.



Wednesday August 7, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Ohio Union - Performance Hall - 1st flr

1:45pm

If We Don't, Who Will? How Managers Can Support Employees Who Work in EDI
There is little training for library managers, and even fewer training opportunities on the best ways to support staff engaged in equity, diversity, and inclusion work. This roundtable, facilitated by supervisors and supervisees from 5 different libraries, will give practical guidance and strategies on how managers can more effectively advocate for and alleviate structural barriers so their staff are meaningfully supported in these efforts.

Speakers
avatar for Erin White

Erin White

Head, Digital Engagement, Virginia Commonwealth University
I'm Erin. My pronouns are they/them/theirs. I've been at VCU for 10 years in various roles, and I set strategic and tactical direction for the digital platforms at VCU Libraries. I also spend a lot of time thinking/emailing about gender inclusion and other diversity and equity efforts... Read More →
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Tarida Anantachai

Outreach Librarian, Syracuse University
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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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Sojourna Cunningham

Social Sciences and Assessment Librarian, University of Richmond
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Twanna Hodge

Academic/Research Librarian, SUNY Upstate Medical University Health Sciences Library
Twanna Hodge, MLIS is a graduate of the University of Washington Information School. She was the Diversity Resident Librarian at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and was the previous Information Literacy and Collection Development Librarian at the University of the Virgin... Read More →



Wednesday August 7, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Ohio Union - Cartoon Room 2 - 3rd flr

1:45pm

Individual Presentations: A. What Does Successful Institutional Change Related to EDI Look Like? B. The Evolution of an Academic Library Diversity Committee, C. Life after SIDE: Creating a Staff Development Program
Individual presentations are approximately 15 minutes each. There will be time at the end for Q&A.

Individual Presentation A:  Moving From Talk to Action: What Does Successful Institutional Change Related to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Look Like? (Mark A. Puente, Kiyomi Deards)
Are you tired of leaving equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) sessions with no direction on making efforts actionable? This session will propose tools and strategies to support communities, and institutions, in making substantive, meaningful, and enduring change in our profession using information from an extensive interdisciplinary review and analysis of EDI frameworks, change strategies, and other components.

Individual Presentation B: Moving from Diversity Programming to Social Justice Initiatives: the Evolution of an Academic Library Diversity Committee (Monica Figueroa, Doug Diesenhaus, Lisa Ruth, Kristan Shawgo)
This presentation discusses the process of re-envisioning an academic library Diversity Committee into one that is critically focused on social justice and action, and that works toward bridging silos throughout the Library. Panelists will discuss plans for the future, including initiatives that disrupt how Library staff think of their work and ways of participating in larger campus conversations regarding inclusion and equity.

Individual Presentation C:  Life after SIDE: Creating a Staff Development Program (Eileen Marie Theodore-Shasta, Carla Williams)

Following attendance at a summer institute on diversity education (SIDE), members of the Libraries Committee on D&I have created a staff development program where we offer learning opportunities for all staff.  We have offered three events already, and plan to follow up with a survey for staff to identify high-priority issues and/or topics for discussion.  The intent is to create a recurring series that will offered over a 2-year cycle.

Speakers
CW

Carla Williams

Ohio University
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Mark A. Puente

Director of Diversity and Leadership Programs, Association of Research Libraries
-- Program Director for the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program -- Director, ARL Leadership Symposium -- Faculty for ARL Leadership Fellows Program -- ARL representative to the Nexus LAB: Leading Across Boundaries project advisory board -- Alumnus of the Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians... Read More →
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Kiyomi Deards

Subject Librarian for Chemistry, Biochemistry, Forensic Science, Physics & Astronomy, and Water, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Kiyomi Diane Deards is the librarian for Chemistry, Biochemistry, Forensic Science, Physics & Astronomy, and Water at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln University Libraries. She writes and presents about issues of management and equity in libraries; and science literacy, education... Read More →
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Kristan Shawgo

Social Sciences Librarian, UNC - Chapel Hill
Liaison to Public Policy, Sexuality Studies, Sociology and Women's & Gender Studies; she/her/hers
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Monica Figueroa

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
she/her(s); social justice, equity, and inclusion in libraries
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Eileen Marie Theodore-Shusta

Director of Planning, Assessment & Organizational Effectiveness, Ohio University Libraries
Chair of the Ohio University Libraries' Committee for Inclusion & Diversity, Eileen Theodore-Shusta has significant experience with organizational development and human resources management. Prior to working at Ohio University she worked as Head of Cataloging Services (Binghamton... Read More →



Wednesday August 7, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Ohio Union - Cartoon Room 1 - 3rd flr

1:45pm

Jones and Josey's Kids: Experiences of African-American University Librarians in Contemporary America
In this first-ever panel, we assemble some of the nations leading African-American university librarians for a revealing conversation about their paths to leadership and the unique challenges they have encountered, including pipeline cultivation, equitable workplace practices; and leveraging their otherness within a framework for institutional success. The session will allow for extensive audience engagement and dialogue.

Speakers
avatar for Alexia Hudson-Ward

Alexia Hudson-Ward

Director of Libraries, Oberlin College Libraries
avatar for Elaine L. Westbrooks

Elaine L. Westbrooks

Vice Provost for University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Since August 2017, Elaine L. Westbrooks has been the Vice Provost of University Libraries and University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is responsible for the leadership and general administration of the University Libraries. The Library system includes... Read More →
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Trevor A. Dawes

Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian, University of Delaware Library
I am an experienced librarian and educator.
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K. Matthew Dames

University Librarian, Boston University



Wednesday August 7, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Ohio Union - Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room - 3rd flr

1:45pm

Accessibility Policy Creation: From the Beginning to the Future
Insight into creating, adopting, implementing, and supporting an Electronic Information Technology Accessibility policy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be presented. Perspectives from a campus accessibility expert, library faculty, and library information technology will provide the backdrop for the presentation. A foundational goal of the policy is to promote and advocate for a cultural shift in awareness and sensitivity to accessibility needs.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Holder

Sara Holder

Head, Research & Information Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sara Holder is Associate Professor and Head of Research and Information Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. Prior to joining the U of I Library in 2016, she held various positions at McGill University including Director of the McGill Library Research... Read More →
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Tim Offenstein

Campus Accessibility Liaison, University of Illinois
Long time employee of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am a member of Technology Services and a part of the Quality Assurance and Assessment team with IT Accessibility as my primary focus. I am a co-author of the EIT Accessibility Policy and co-chair of the Technology... Read More →
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Tracy M. Tolliver

Director of Library Information Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tracy is the Director of Library Information Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. She has worked in IT for over 25 years, experiencing the telecom revolution to wireless first hand while working for a software and data processing vendor who supported... Read More →



Wednesday August 7, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Ohio Union - Alonso Family Room (MC Center)- 1st flr

1:45pm

Individual Presentations: A. Developing Cultural and Diversity Based Programs for the Campus and Local Community B. Assessing patron perceptions of DEI to inform future directions in a university health sciences library
Individual presentations are approximately 15 minutes each. There will be time at the end for Q&A.

Individual Presentation A: Developing Cultural and Diversity Based Programs for the Campus and Local Community (Connie Strittmatter)
Learn how a regional state university implemented a year-long series of programs and exhibits exploring LGBTQ issues from an interdisciplinary, cultural studies approach. To broaden audience reach, programs were held at both the university and local community organizations. This presentation will discuss how the exhibits and programs were designed and executed, participant response to the programs; and how funding was secured for the project.

Individual Presentation B: Assessing patron perceptions of DEI to inform future directions in a university health sciences library (Jane Morgan-Daniel, Hannah F. Norton, Lauren Adkins, Matthew Daley, Mary E. Edwards, Michele R. Tennant)
This presentation describes a pilot DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) needs assessment within a university health sciences library. The pilot explored the DEI-related issues faced by patrons through use of HappyOrNot machines, which display one question at a time and four buttons with smiling/frowning faces. Results will inform the Diversity and Inclusion Team's future directions and open dialogue with patrons about DEI within the library.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Adkins

Lauren Adkins

Assistant University Librarian, University of Florida
Lauren Adkins (AHIP) is the College of Pharmacy Liaison Librarian at the University of Florida's (UF) Health Science Center Libraries. She is also the Liaison Librarian to the UF's College of Medicine's Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. She graduated from the University... Read More →
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Jane Morgan-Daniel

Health Literacy & Community Engagement Librarian, University of Florida
Jane Morgan-Daniel (AHIP) is the Community Engagement and Health Literacy Liaison Librarian at the University of Florida’s (UF) Health Science Center Libraries. She is also the Liaison Librarian for UF’s Departments of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy, and the School... Read More →
avatar for Connie Strittmatter

Connie Strittmatter

Public Services Librarian, Fitchburg State University
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Michele R. Tennant

University of Florida



Wednesday August 7, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Ohio Union - Barbie Tootle Room - 3rd flr

3:00pm

Closing Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Nikole Hannah-Jones

Nikole Hannah-Jones

The New York Times Magazine
Nikole Hannah-Jones covers racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine, and has spent years chronicling the way official policy has created—and maintains—racial segregation in housing and schools. Her deeply personal reports on the black experience in America offer a compelling... Read More →


Wednesday August 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ohio Union - Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr

4:00pm

Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Vinopal

Jennifer Vinopal

Associate Director for Information Technology, Ohio State University Libraries


Wednesday August 7, 2019 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Ohio Union - Archie M. Griffin Ballroom - 2nd flr