Research Profile: Michele Villagran

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Statement of Research Interests and Experience

My research interests and activities include areas under diversity, inclusion, community and equity; and social justice in libraries. Specifically, topical areas of cultural issues, cultural intelligence, and multicultural populations focused in law libraries and special libraries.

Possible PhD Thesis Topic Areas

  • Diversity issues affecting libraries
  • Special libraries
  • Law libraries
  • Social justice in library and information science
  • Examining multicultural populations needs

Representative Publications

  • Villagran, M. A. L. & Dalton, S. (2018 November). Minimizing and addressing microaggressions in the workplace: Be proactive, part 2. C&RL News.
  • Villagran, M. A. L. (2018). A Legacy of Leadership. In S. Dalton (Ed.), Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in AALL 2nd ed. Buffalo, NY: William S. Hein & Co. 
  • Villagran, M. A. L. (2018) Minority Law Librarians: A Snapshot. In S. Dalton (Ed.),Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in AALL 2nd ed. Buffalo, NY: William S. Hein & Co.
  • Villagran, M. A. L., Dalton, S., Chandler, Y., Garces, V., et al. Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries. 2nd ed. (2018).
  • Villagran, M. A. L. & Dalton, S. (2018 October). Minimizing and addressing implicit bias in the workplace: Be proactive, part one. C&RL News
  • Villagran, M. A. L. & Dalton, S. (2018 July/August). Best Practices for First-Time Writers. AALL Spectrum.
  • Villagran, M. A. L. (2018, May/June). Cultural Intelligence: Ability to Adapt to New Cultural Settings. Knowledge Quest, 47(2).
  • Villagran, M. A. L. (2016, Winter). Tacking Culturally Diverse Situation with Ease. ILTA Peer to Peer: Best Practices: 20–21.

Professional Memberships and Related Matters

  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
  • Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)
  • Special Libraries Association (SLA)
  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • REFORMA, National Association to promote library & information science services to Latinos    and the Spanish Speaking
  • International Leadership Association (ILA)
  • Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)