Using Critical Reflection to Navigate Complex Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Issues in the Library

Over the last several years, diversity, equity, and inclusion have become critical issues for the library community. This essential focus is codified in the Diversity section of the American Libraries Association’s “Core Values of Librarianship”. At the same time, the tremendous benefit of creating more inclusive libraries is becoming increasingly apparent. Everything from improving a library’s ability to respond to the needs of its community to attracting a workforce with broad skills can be improved by building inclusive libraries.

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Oct 21 2023


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm




  • Megan Davis
    Megan Davis
    Librarian/Associate Professor, Albertsons Library, Boise State University

    Megan Davis is an Associate Professor and Librarian in the Instruction & Research Services unit at Albertsons Library, Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. She currently works as a liaison providing resources and information literacy instruction for the Department of Biological Sciences and multiple departments within the College of Health Sciences. Megan has been a member of the Research Data Management Group at Albertsons Library for almost ten years and enjoys working with faculty researchers on campus.

  • Michelle Armstrong
    Michelle Armstrong
    Associate Dean, Boise State University

    Michelle Armstrong is the Associate Dean for Albertsons Library at Boise State University. In this role she assists with personnel, policy, facilities, and budget issues, as well as helps facilitate the library’s strategic plan. Armstrong has served as a member of the library’s Research Data Management Group and Head of the Scholarly Communications and Data Management unit. Before coming to Boise State, she oversaw a U.S. Department of Justice grant called the “Victims of Crime with Disabilities Resource Guide”. She has also worked as a special education teacher and Coordinator of Information Services for the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities at the University of Wyoming.