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Tiffany Duck
Customer Success Manager for Skilltype

Tiffany Duck

Tiffany Duck is a Customer Success Manager for Skilltype, a talent management software for libraries. Tiffany is very active in the LIS profession and passionate about serving others and participating in various initiatives that create  lasting impact within our communities.  She was a recipient of the prestigious John C. Tyson award and received the Rising Leader award from the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) in 2018.

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Liudmyla Diadyk
Director of the Cherkasy Regional Universal Scientific Library named after Taras Shevchenko

Liudmyla Diadyk

Людмила Дядик
Директор Черкаської обласної універсальної наукової бібліотеки імені Тараса Шевченка

I am a professional librarian. In 1991, she graduated from the Kyiv State Institute of Culture, majoring in librarian-bibliographer of technical literature. Since then, for 30 years, I have only one entry in my work book about being hired at the Cherkasy Regional Universal Scientific Library. All my work is connected with my favorite job in the best library. It was here that I went through all the stages of professional growth, formed as a person.

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Dr. Stephanie Brasley
Dean of the University Library at California State University, Dominguez Hills

Dr. Stephanie Brasley

Dr. Stephanie Brasley has facilitated student engagement and success as Dean of the University Library at California State University, Dominguez Hills, in Carson, California for the past nine years. Previously, she served as Dean of Academic Affairs at Los Angeles Southwest College. Prior to that, she managed systemwide information literacy initiatives for the California State University system. She received her MLS and BA in Spanish Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her doctorate, from Brandman University, focused on organizational leadership.

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Michael A. Crumpton
Professor and Dean of the University Libraries at University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Michael Crumpton

Michael A. Crumpton, MLS, SHRM-SCP, is professor and dean of the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Crumpton oversees library operations and services with the team of librarians and staff. He is an affiliated faculty member for the Department of Library and Information Science, as well as a certified senior human resources professional. He is the editor of the Journal of Learning Spaces, an open access journal (libjournal.uncg.edu/jls) and a past-president of the North Carolina Library Association.

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Elaina Norlin
Professional Development DEI Coordinator, ASERL

Elaina Norlin

Elaina Norlin is the Professional Development DEI Coordinator for the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries. She is an accomplished teacher, technology and leadership development trainer, and writer with extensive leadership experience and a flair for public relations, organizational development, marketing and persuasion and communications. Author of two books, she has delivered over 70 workshops, training sessions, presentations, and institutes both nationally and internationally on marketing, web usability design, facilitation, strategic influence, and conflict management.

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Dominique Dozier
Student Success Librarian, Santa Clara University

Dominique Dozier

Dominique Dozier is the Student Success Librarian at Santa Clara University. In her role, she supports first generation, first year, and transfer students and student success programs on campus. In addition, she serves as the subject librarian to Women and Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies.

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David Weisman
Filmmaker, Legislative Director, Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility

David Weisman

David Weisman (he/him) is an educational multimedia creator and documentarian specializing in urban poverty and reform in developing world nations. He produced a 28-part series on environmental science and technology sponsored by the National Science Foundation. He has completed two web-based oral histories, co-creating the CCQAP and the Texas Legacy Project (published by Texas A&M University Press). He is the legislative director of the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility focused on the decommissioning of the last remaining nuclear power plants in California.

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Rowan Waters
Administrative Assistant, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

Rowan Waters

Rowan Waters (she/her) moved to San Luis Obispo County after graduating from UC Merced with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and is currently building a career in arts nonprofit and museum administration and development. Rowan is passionate about art and history, and in her spare time, she currently runs a Dungeons and Dragons game and is serving on the 2023 San Luis Obispo Pride Festival Committee.

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Steven Ruszczycky
Associate Professor, English, The California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Steven Ruszczycky

In addition to his work with the Central Coast Queer Archive Project, Steven Ruszczycky (he/him) teaches in the departments of English and Women’s, Gender, and Queer Studies at Cal Poly, SLO, where he offers courses in LGBT literature and media, sexuality studies, queer theory, and queer oral history. He is also an active researcher, and his first monograph, Vulgar Genres: Gay Pornographic Writing and Contemporary Fiction, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2022.

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Mia Steinberg
Records Management Analyst, Collabware

Mia Steinberg

Mia Steinberg (she/her) has been a records management analyst with Collabware since 2019. She is a graduate of UBC’s Masters of Archival Studies program, where she received the Harold Naugler Memorial Prize for Digital Preservation Research. Mia lives in Vancouver with her wife and two cats.

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Mario Ascencio

Mario Ascencio

Mario Ascencio is not only a first-generation college student, but a first-generation library user who has worked in libraries for 34 years. He currently serves as the College Librarian and Managing Director at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.

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Gina Schlesselman-Tarango, MSS, MLIS

Gina Schlesselman-Tarango

Gina Schlesselman-Tarango (she/her) is a Librarian and Associate Professor at Des Moines University where she is responsible for teaching and research services and coordinates a graduate peer associate program. Her research interests include gender and race in librarianship, critical library pedagogy, and information labor as it relates to reproductive health. She lives in Iowa with her partner, child, cats, and chickens.  

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Dr. Lesley Farmer
Professor, California State University (CSU) Long Beach

Dr. Lesley Farmer

Dr. Lesley Farmer, Professor at California State University (CSU) Long Beach, coordinates the Teacher Librarianship program, and was named as the university’s Outstanding Professor. She also manages the CSU ICT Literacy Project. She earned her M.S. in Library Science at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and received her doctorate in Adult Education from Temple University.

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Roma Calatayud-Stocks
Author and Composer

Roma Calatayud-Stocks

Roma Calatayud-Stocks, an award-winning author and composer, holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Minnesota. Roma is the author of three historical novels: A Song in My Heart, A Symphony of Rivals, and An Unveiling Light of Beauty (Published expected date 2023). Roma’s stories highlight the contributions of many cultures through the arts while addressing poignant issues, politics of the era, and historical figures. 

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Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran
Assistant Professor at San José State University School of Information

Dr. Michele Villagran

Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran is an assistant professor with San José State University School of Information. She also serves as CEO of CulturalCo, LLC consulting in areas of cultural competency, diversity & inclusion, and emotional intelligence. Villagran earned her Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership, her Masters of Dispute Resolution, and a Certificate of Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University. At the University of North Texas, Dr. Villagran completed her MLS in Legal Informatics and her MBA in Strategic Management.