AZLA Diversity Committee: Leading for the Future of Libraries
June 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MST
Please join the AzLA Professional Development Committee for the June webinar.
The recently formed AZLA Diversity Committee will present current projects, the 2021 workforce survey responses and future impact for libraries, and future goals for the committee. The panel will invite interactive feedback from attendees to influence future areas of focus and goals for the Diversity Committee.
catherine lockmiller (she/her) is a health science librarian at Northern Arizona University. She completed her masters degree in English literature in 2011, and went on to complete a secondary masters degree in library information science in 2017. The best parts of her work involve researching and writing about critical theory in information science, and how it can build a resistance politics rooted in transformative justice. she gave a TEDx talk in 2018 on the harm done by sex assignment at birth, and in 2019 received a grant from the National Network for Libraries of Medicine to create an online course that details the lived realities and healthcare challenges of transgender and intersex athletes. catherine has recently started working with a colleague on organizing libraries and academic institutions in order to combat climate change and biodiversity collapse. In her spare time, she enjoys endurance running, backpacking, and weird video games.
Megan McGuire is a faculty librarian at Mesa Community College (MCC). She has worked at MCC for over 20 years starting as a student worker. She enjoys supporting students to succeed by teaching them about information creation, evaluation, and use, while also just being there as someone who will listen or provide a safe space to be. Megan’s work at the college surrounds equity and inclusion, open access to information, and online learning. She currently serves as Faculty Senate Vice President and a DEI Council Trichair. She loves the library mission of making communities stronger and empowering people in using information to enrich their lives. Her personal interests include reading all sorts of books except Westerns, hiking, attempting to garden, watching too much TV, and exploring Arizona with her kids.