UCR Librarians present at National Diversity in Libraries Conference
Five UC Riverside librarians - Judy Lee, Kent LaCombe, Stephanie Milner, Melissa Cardenas-Dow, and Julie Mason - presented at the NDLC 2016 conference, “Bridges of Inclusion” this August. UCR Library was also one of the conference sponsors, among other libraries and organizations. Via UCR Library News:
Melissa Cardenas-Dow, UCR Research and Instructional Services Librarian and member of the ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, presented in a panel session on the first day discussing lessons learned by the task force. On the second day, Melissa presented “Diversity Standards in Action: How Do We Practice & Value Cultural Competencies?” Melissa also played a role in planning the conference.
Judy Lee and Julie Mason served on a panel discussing successful Library and Information Science (LIS) Diversity Initiatives, exploring a new follow-up study on recruitment and retention with IE LEADS fellows.
Kent LaCombe and Stephanie Milner followed up with a poster presentation, exploring the impact of the IE LEADS program on institutional partners and affiliates. This project was led through the LAUC-R Diversity Committee. Patricia Smith-Hunt, Christina Cicchetti, and former UCR librarian Denise Kane are also part of the IE LEADS follow-up study research team.