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Hear from librarians of color speak to the fullness of their careers including successes, challenges, and achievements. How do they do it? Join us to find out more about their #LibVoices. Please follow us on all of our social media pages!

20 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Episode 19: Holly Smith on Collaboration, Meaningful Representation, and Radical Empathy

November 10th, 2021


Holly A. Smith is the College Archivist at Spelman College. She received her B.A. in History and Black Studies from The College of William and Mary, …

Episode 18: Shannon Jones & Beverly Murphy on Representation, Retention, and Trailblazing

October 10th, 2021


Shannon Jones (she/her/hers) is the Director of Libraries for the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Prior to her arrival at MUSC, …

Episode 17: LaQuanda T. Onyemeh & Lorin K. Jackson on Empowerment, Intentionality, and Solidarity

September 10th, 2021


LaQuanda T. Onyemeh is from Western New York and currently resides in Houston, TX. She is a Training & Consulting partner at ProQuest.  LaQuanda …

Episode 16: Jina Duvernay on Leadership, Representation, and Self-Advocacy

August 10th, 2021


Jina DuVernay is the Program Director for Engagement & African American Collections at Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library. …

Episode 15: April M.Hathcock on Effective Communication, Compassion, and Openness

July 10th, 2021


April M. Hathcock is the director of scholarly communications and information policy at New York University on Manhattan, an ancestral island of the …

Episode 14: Joyce Gabiola on Care, Intentionality, and Amplifying Voices

June 10th, 2021


Joyce (pronouns: they/them) is the brand spankin' new Head Archivist of Lambda Archives of San Diego, a community-driven organization that preserves and shares LGBTQ+ history.
They co-created and are an inaugural editor …

Episode 13: Rose Chou & Annie Pho on Advocacy, Mentorship, and Publishing

May 10th, 2021


Rose L. Chou (she/her/hers) is Budget Officer at the American University Budget Office, where she works with academic and administrative units on budget oversight and development. Previously, Rose worked in a number of …

Episode 12: Dr. Renate Chancellor on LIS Education, Mentorship, and Care

April 10th, 2021


Dr. Renate Chancellor is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America. …

Episode 11: Eboni Henry on School Librarianship, Advocacy, and Forward-Thinking

March 10th, 2021


Eboni Henry was born and raised in New York City. She attended Tuskegee University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English, as well as Clark Atlanta University where she received her Masters in Library Science and …

Episode 10: Laura Tadena on Inclusivity, Creating Spaces, and Leadership

December 10th, 2020


Laura Tadena (she/her/hers) is an Inclusive Services Consultant at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in Austin, Texas. She is Tejana …

Episode 9: Lalitha Nataraj on Creativity, Inspiration, and Kindness

November 20th, 2020


Lalitha Nataraj is the Social Sciences Librarian at California State University San Marcos. She holds an MLIS from UCLA and a BA in English …

Episode 8: Nisha Mody on Self-Compassion, Sovereignty, and Radical Acceptance  

October 10th, 2020


Nisha is a South Asian American librarian, writer, podcaster, and coach. She is a Chicago native and LA transplant. Nisha has also worked as an IT …

Episode 7: Dr. Raymond Pun on Engagement and Community Building  

September 10th, 2020


Dr. Raymond Pun (he/him) is an academic/school librarian in the Bay Area, California. He has been in the profession for over 15 years. He is an …

Episode 6: Nataly Blas & Jennifer Masunaga on Communities of Practice and Mentorship  

August 10th, 2020


Nataly Blas is a Latinx librarian, first generation student, and coffee enthusiast. She is interested in mentorship in LIS and women of color in …

Episode 5: Derrick Jefferson on Representation, Empathy, and Self-Love

July 10th, 2020


Derrick Jefferson is a member of the library faculty at American University in Washington, DC. His research is focused on justice, equity, diversity …

Episode 4: Trevor A. Dawes on Leading the Way

June 10th, 2020


Trevor A. Dawes is the Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian at the University of Delaware. In this role, he …

Episode 3: Kaetrena Davis Kendrick on The Authentic-Self at Work

May 10th, 2020


Kaetrena Davis Kendrick earned her MSLS from the historic Clark Atlanta University School of Library and Information Studies. She is co-editor of The …

Episode 2: Dr. Nicole Cooke on Putting Yourself First

April 10th, 2020


Our next voice is Dr. Nicole Cooke!
Dr. Nicole A. Cooke is the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair and an Associate Professor at the University of South …

Episode 1: Jennifer Ferretti on Embracing Our Own Spaces

March 10th, 2020


Our first voice is Jennifer A. Ferretti! 
Jennifer A. Ferretti (she/her/hers) is an artist and Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Maryland Institute …

Welcome to LibVoices!

March 10th, 2020


Welcome Listeners! LibVoices is a podcast sharing the voices and stories of librarians of color. In this episode, you’ll meet the co-hosts, Amanda M. …

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