Disability Justice Toolkit
Avril Frasché, Jesus Parra Carrillo, Lydia Lopez, Elizabeth Larson, Madeline Wetta, 2022 Showcase
Disability Justice Toolkit: In collaboration with the faculty learning community at San Jose State University, our group developed a toolkit to present resources and information on disability justice. This toolkit was designed to meet the needs of faculty at SJSU who are unfamiliar with the concept or who want to expand their current knowledge.
Avril Frasché lives in Eureka, California, and anticipates graduating from the MLIS program in winter 2023 or spring 2024. She is the social media assistant for ALASC (American Library Association Student Chapter) here at SJSU. She is passionate about disability justice and providing services to underserved communities. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors, baking, spending time with her cat, and reading.
Jesus Parra Carrillo is currently a full-time library assistant for Mesa Public Library in Mesa, Arizona. He has been working with this library system since February 2019. Jesus is fluent in both Spanish and English. His current duties are circulation tasks, customer service, and translation services in Spanish.
Jesus was recognized as a summa cum laude graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration at Grand Canyon University. He is currently a graduate student in the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program at San Jose State University.
Lydia Lopez is a Technical Information Specialist for the Department of Defense. She has been with this unique institution since January 6, 2005. Originally, a military staff officer, she quickly transitioned to become a Technical Information Specialist. Her current duties include, lead open-source researcher, management of the library, open source Intelligence training coordinator, curator of the Center’s historical files, and vanguard for the library database. As a linguist, Lydia is the lead Foreign Language Manager for NCMI. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.
During the last 15 years, she voluntarily deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, served as a SIGINT Officer with the Global Health Security Branch at NSA, as the President’s Daily Brief Support Officer at CIA, and as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer. Prior to working for DoD, she spent approximately 5 years as a Staff Officer working for the National Cancer Institute, Fort Detrick. She is also a veteran, having served for 12 years on active duty as a Training NCO for the U. S. Army at Fort Carson, Fort Sill, Pentagon, and Germany.
Lydia is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Maryland Global Campus, with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Humanities and a minor in Art. She is currently working towards a Master’s of Library and Information Science (MLIS) at San Jose State University.
Elizabeth Larson has worked in an academic library as a circulation supervisor and in a rural public library as a youth services librarian assistant. She’s newly working for a non-profit helping create and set up a STEAM Center for grades K-12, and she’s “loving every minute of life-long learning.”
Madeline Wetta has lived, studied, and worked in Kansas, Morocco, San Francisco, and Denver. She has experience in research, technology, and public libraries, all with a focus on the well-being of teens and young adults. She is currently pursuing education in software development.