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Thursday, April 28 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lightning Talks 3

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  • Fostering Disability Inclusion and Empowering Neurodivergent Library Workers (Christine M. Moeller)
  • Inclusive Library Practices: Dilemmas and Tensions for Library Leadership (Amy Andres)
  • What Your New Employees Want You to Know (Jessica Martinez and Meredith Forrey)
  • Management of Work-Related Burnout in Academic Library Technical Services Departments (Melanie McGurr, Sean Kennedy, and Kevin Garewal) 

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Jessica Martinez

Science Librarian, University of Idaho Library
Jessica Martinez is the Science Librarian and Reference Coordinator at the University of Idaho.Her interests include making libraries welcoming and inclusive places for both employees and patrons, re-imagining the scholarly publishing landscape through open access, and assisting researchers... Read More →
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Meredith Forrey

Reference & Instruction Librarian
I am a librarian and information specialist interested in building thoughtful, compassionate, and informed community by connecting people to the information they need.  Recently, I've been getting into digital collections and archives and thinking about how to make student work accessible... Read More →

Kevin Garewal

Associate Director, Harvard Law School Library

Sean Kennedy

Collections & Content Strategies Librarian, University of Akron
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Amy Andres (she/her)

Director of Libraries and Associate University Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar
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Melanie McGurr

AD, Technical Services, University of Akron
I am currently Head, Technical Services at the University of Akron. My unit consists of Acquisitions, Systems, Collections, Cataloging, and Reference/Instruction. I mainly concentrate on research in technical services. 
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Christine Moeller

PhD Student, University of Washington iSchool
Christine joined the iSchool as a PhD student after working for six years as an academic librarian, where their work focused on inclusive pedagogies and transparent teaching. Their research previously centered around disabled library workers and their inclusion in the workplace, and... Read More →

Thursday April 28, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT