My mission is to inspire authentic collegiality, and to promote well-being, share the gifts of creativity, and cultivate empathetic, engaged leadership in the workplace.
I am a graduate of the historic Clark Atlanta University School of Library and Information Studies and an alumna of Winthrop University. My research interests include professionalism, ethics, racial and ethnic diversity in the LIS field, and the role of communities of practice in practical academic librarianship. I am co-editor of The Small and Rural Academic Library: Leveraging Resources and Overcoming Limitations (Chicago: ACRL 2016) and author of Kaleidoscopic Concern: An Annotated, Chronological Bibliography of Diversity, Recruitment, Retention, and Other Concerns Regarding African American and Ethnic Library Professionals and Global Evolution: An Annotated, Chronological Bibliography of International Students in U.S. Academic Libraries (ACRL 2009, 2007).
My most recently published work is “The Public Librarian Low-Morale Experience: A Qualitative Study.” Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 15(2): 1-32. NOTE: 3/31/2021 – This article has received the 2020 Partnership Article Award.
In 2019 I was named the Association of College & Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. Learn more about the award.
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