PDA Event: A Conversation with DEI Librarians: What We Learned

Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Regardless of an institution's mission, vision, and goals that are used to implement diversity and inclusion initiatives, DEI librarians have one commonality—their roles, responsibilities, and leadership represent what diversity is all about –they are all different. Learn what this task force discovered after interviewing various DEI librarians.

Denelle Eads is the Employee Relations & Staff Development Librarian and the Diversity Coordinator at the University of North Carolina Charlotte’s J. Murrey Atkins Library. She is active in the library profession, as she has presented at several conferences including North Carolina Library Association and the American Library Association. 

Michael S. Fitts serves as Assistant Professor & Assistant Dean for User Access & Diversity of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Libraries. During his 25 year tenure in libraries, he has served in various capacities including but not limited to African American Faculty Association, President and African American Scholarship, Chairperson.

Colise Hunt serves as a University Library Technician in East Carolina University’s Joyner Library. In addition to her duties in the library’s Research and Instructional Services Department, she also serves as a member of the library’s Paraprofessional Committee, Staff Development Committee, and Diversity Committee.

Kristine Shrauger serves as the Head of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services at the University of Central Florida. She is the co-founder of the Diverse Families Bookshelf Database, where she and others identify children’s picture and young adult books for diversity within the family.

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