Biographical Statements

Nicky Andrews is a NCSU Libraries Fellows at North Carolina State University. Nicky is cross-appointed within the Learning Spaces & Services and Libraries Human Resources departments.

Jennifer Brown is the Emerging Technologies Coordinator at Columbia University Libraries. Her research interests include intersections between technology and inclusion, and problematizing traditional notions of “diversity work” in libraries.

Julia Bullard is an assistant professor in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at UBC. She studies knowledge organization systems through the lens of values-in-design.

Kristen Chinery is the Reference Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University, where she manages manuscript reference services. Ms. Chinery’s research activity includes women’s labor history and industrial organizational psychology as it relates to archivists. She is currently the principal investigator for a study about the effects of stress on the working conditions of archivists.

Elizabeth Clemens is an Audiovisual Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University. In her current position, held since 2002, Ms. Clemens cares for and provides access to the Reuther’s visual collections. Ms. Clemens has a number of publications to her credit, including two books, titled The Works Progress Administration and The First World War in Detroit.

Kellian Clink has been a librarian for more than 30 years and has worked with the Gender and Women's Studies programs for most of those years. She has 3 graduate degrees. She holds the rank of full professor.

Veronica Arellano Douglas is Reference & Instruction Librarian and Instruction Coordinator at St. Mary’s County of Maryland. Her collaborative research with Joanna Gadsby focuses on the value of feminized labor in librarianship and the intersectionality of gendered work and expectations.

Siân Evans is the Information Literacy and Instructional Design Librarian at Maryland Institute College of Art's Decker Library. She is also the co-founder of the Art+Feminism Wikipedia collective, which has been working to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia since 2014. Her work, both at MICA and with Art+Feminism, is informed by a deep commitment to a critical and feminist pedagogical praxis.

Jennifer Ferretti, a first-generation American Latina, is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Recognizing the need for a supportive counterspace for library and archive workers of color, in 2016 Jennifer started the online group ‘we here,’ which, as a result of the labor and passion of several members, the group has swelled to over 500 members. Jennifer is firmly anti-neutral and speaks most often on the topic of art and information.

Joyce Gabiola is a PhD student at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Department of Information Studies. Their research interests focuses on the dynamics of power and identity in/of archives. As part of an academic community and recognizing their own complicity, they have tasked themself with making the empire of academia less shitty by working to illuminate the invisible network of whiteness/harm in higher education/LIS, beginning with its relationship to institutionalized diversity.

Joanna Gadsby is Instruction Coordinator & Reference Librarian at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her collaborative research with Veronica Arellano Douglas focuses on the value of feminized labor in librarianship and the intersectionality of gendered work and expectations.

Dean Giustini is an academic librarian, educator and researcher in the health sciences at UBC. His research interests include research synthesis methodologies, expert information retrieval practices in medicine, and critical theory in librarianship. His HLWIKI project just reached 22 million views.

Leigh Hurwitz is an Outreach Librarian at Brooklyn Public Library.

Sofia Leung is the Teaching and Learning Program Manager and liaison to the department of Comparative Media Studies/Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a first generation Chinese American and a native New Yorker. Sofia is firmly anti-neutral and speaks about social justice in libraries with an emphasis on Critical Race Theory.

Meaghan Moody is a recent graduate of the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program at Rutgers University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Kansas.

Alanna Aiko Moore is the Ethnic and Gender Studies and Sociology Librarian at University of California, San Diego. Alanna is a 2003 Spectrum Scholar, an active member of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association, a board member of UCSD’s LGBT Resource Center and a past fellow in the Association of Research Libraries Leadership and Career Development Program. Alanna has published and presented on intersectionality, queerness in libraryland, mentoring for librarians of color, recruitment and retention, and cultural diversity; prior to librarianship, she worked at non-profits and community organizations on issues of social justice.

Hannah Rainey is a NCSU Libraries Fellow at North Carolina State University. Hannah is cross-appointed within the Information Technology and Research Engagement departments.

Chloe Raub is Head of Archives and Special Collections at Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University. She is on the board of the LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana and is Co-Chair of the Society of American Archivists Women's Collections Section.

Leah Richardson is the Special Collections Librarian at George Washington University.

Gina Schlesselman-Tarango is the Instructional Services & Initiatives Librarian at Cal State San Bernardino where she teaches, provides reference services, and participates in collection development for Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Gender and Sexuality Studies programs. She is interested in race, gender, aesthetics, and critical pedagogy as they relate to LIS. She edited the recently-published collection Topographies of Whiteness: Mapping Whiteness in Library and Information Science (Library Juice Press, 2017).

Laura Schmidt is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a research assistant at the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture.

Elizabeth Settoducato is the Engineering Research & Instruction Librarian at Tufts University.

Dolsy Smith is the Collections Strategist and Humanities Librarian at George Washington University.

Chimene Tucker is the Communication, Journalism, Gender and LGBT Studies Librarian at the University of Southern California. She has taught a Research and Professional Applications course in the USC’s Marshall School of Business, Master of Management in Library and Information Science (MMLIS) program and actively mentors LIS students. Her academic interests include gender and group dynamics, online education, and mentoring.

Carrie Wade is a freelance library professional and camping gear outfitter from Kansas City, Missouri. Her academic interests are in exploring and analyzing discourses in librarianship relating to pedagogy, labor, gender, and critical theory.

Andrew Wang is the 2017/18 Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship at Yale University. He is particularly interested in queer theory, contemporary art, zines, and comics, but is happily an art history generalist. More recently Andrew has become increasingly interested in critical librarianship and library instruction.