Sheila García: IDEAL Conference Reflection

First Image: Cover slide for Kimberlé Crenshaw’s opening keynote on intersectionality, critical race theory, and contemporary challenges.  Second Image: Nikole Hannah-Jones speaking as the closing keynote of the conference. The projected slide behind lists a timeline illustrating how slavery was a foundation upon which the United States became a nation.  It seems Ohio was the place to Read More

Resident of the Month: Stephanie Porrata

Stephanie Porrata is the Mary P. Key Diversity Resident Librarian for Area Studies from August 2019-August 2022 in the Thompson Library at The Ohio State University. Tell me a little bit about your background. Where did you attend college? What degrees do you have? What programs (undergraduate or graduate) prepared you for your current position? Read More

Save the Date: ACRL RIG New Members and Mentorship’s 1st Mentorship Discussion

ACRL Residency Interest Group’s New Members and Mentorship team present a mentorship discussion for residents and early-career librarians: Topic: Leadership  Title: Be Brave, Be Bold, Be You: Unleashing Your Brilliance in Library and Information Science Facilitator: Ms. Shannon D. Jones, MLS, M.Ed, AHIPDirector of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina  Time: Wednesday, October 9, 2019, Read More

Resident of the Month: Keila Zayas Ruiz

Keila Zayas Ruiz was the Diversity Resident Librarian at the John C. Hodges Library at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville from August 2015-August 2017. Keila is currently the Sunshine State Digital Network Coordinator at the Florida State University Libraries. Tell me a little bit about your background. Where did you attend college? What degrees do Read More

Call for Proposals Residencies Revisited: Reflections on Library Residency Programs from the Past and Present

Note: This is about library diversity residencies/fellowships. Attention to potential contributors who may feel hesitant to share their experiences due to personal or professional risk, we are able to offer varying levels of anonymity and would be willing to discuss this further upon proposal acceptance. Please do not submit your proposals anonymously. Although we cannot Read More