Current LCDP Fellows

Phoenix Class (2013–14)

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Toni Anaya
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries
Career Coach: Catherine Murray-Rust, Georgia Tech Library and Information Center

Toni Anaya is the instruction coordinator, multicultural studies librarian and Associate Professor withthe University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries (UNL). She serves as the subject liaison for faculty and students for the departments of Modern Languages & Literatures, Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education and the Institute of Ethnic Studies. Her research interests include instruction, diversity recruitment and retention, and library services for first-generation students. In 2010, Anaya compiled and published Diversity Plans and Programs: ARL SPEC Kit 319.

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Regina Beard
Kansas State University Library

Career Coach: Denise Stephens, University of California, Santa Barbara, Libraries

Regina Beard is the faculty and graduate services librarian at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Since the library’s reorganization two years ago, her primary responsibilities have been to facilitate faculty and graduate student research. She also serves as the depository library coordinator. She earned an MLIS from Clark Atlanta University in 2003 after a long career in the banking industry. Her current professional interests include developing research assistance services geared to international graduate students.

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Stacy Brinkman  
Miami University (Ohio) Library
Career Coach: Lorelei Tanji, University of California, Irvine, Libraries

Stacy Brinkman is the art & architecture Librarian and Asian Studies liaison librarian at Miami University. She is an active member within the Art Library Society of North America. Her research interests include information and visual literacy across diverse user groups, technology in the service of libraries, and inclusion and diversity in libraries and higher education. She holds a BA from Colorado College, an MA from Princeton University, and an MLIS from Rutgers University.

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Fannie M. Cox 
University of Louisville Libraries
Career Coach: Lorraine Haricombe, University of Kansas Libraries
Fannie M. Cox is the outreach and reference librarian for the main campus. When not off campus developing partnerships to promote information literacy as part of the University’s Signature Partnership Initiative/Community Engagement with such organizations as the Wayside Christian Mission, she can be found teaching information literacy classes, providing reference services and serving as a liaison and collection specialist to the College of Education and Human Resources, and the Department of Urban and Public Affairs.
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Jee Davis 
University of Texas Libraries
Career Coach: Carol Mandel, New York University Libraries

Jee Davis is Head Librarian of Cataloging & Metadata Services at the University of Texas Libraries. Prior to her current position, Davis briefly served as Assistant Department Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services at the same institution. Before joining the University of Texas Libraries, Davis worked for the University of Missouri–Columbia as Head of the Special Formats Unit, where she managed metadata production of locally digitized materials and special formats materials. Davis received her MSIS from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006.

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Shevon Desai 
University of Michigan Library
Career Coach: Karin Trainer, Princeton University Library

Shevon Desai is the communication and information studies librarian at the University of Michigan. She is the subject liaison for faculty and students in these areas, and provides reference, instruction, outreach, and collection development services. Shevon graduated from UM’s School of Information in 2006 and she holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and public policy, from Rice University. Her research interests include looking at how academic libraries are responding to the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of research and teaching.

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Gabriel Duque 
University of Michigan Library 
Career Coach: David Carlson, Texas A&M University Libraries

Gabriel Duque is a learning librarian at the University of Michigan. He provides reference, instruction, programming and outreach services at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library. He is also the library contact for several learning communities on campus. Gabriel earned his MSIS from the State University of New York at Albany and his BA in sociology from the University of Antioquia in Colombia. His interests include instruction, instruction technologies and library services for global and international students.

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Jolie Graybill 
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries 
Career Coach: Barbara Dewey, Pennslyvania State University Libraries

Jolie Graybill is the image & multimedia collections coordinator at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, first serving UNL Libraries as multicultural services librarian. From 2006 to 2008, she worked at Northern Arizona University’s Cline Library as academic programs librarian team leader. Graybill was a 2007 ALA Emerging Leader, a 2004–05 ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce scholar, and a Knowledge River scholar at the University of Arizona, where she earned her MLIS. She holds a master’s in education in youth development (University of Minnesota) a bachelor of science in journalism (University of Kansas) and is currently working on a PhD in managerial leadership in the information professions (Simmons College).

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Dracine Hodges
Ohio State University Libraries
Career Coach: Tom Wall, Boston College Libraries

Dracine Hodges is Head of Acquisitions at The Ohio State University Libraries. She provides leadership in the procurement of collections materials in all formats and oversight for related policy and procedures. As an active member of the ALCTS division of the American Library Association, she has served on multiple committees, chaired an interest group, and presented at the ALA Annual Conference. Her research interests include e-book acquisition models and data-driven collection development. She received her MLIS from Florida State University. 

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Qiana Johnson 
Northwestern University Library
Career Coach: Carla Stoffle, University of Arizona Libraries

Qiana Johnson has worked as a reference and instruction librarian and later distance learning librarian at Northwestern University since 2004 where she works extensively with nontraditional students. She is the subject specialist for public policy, medical informatics, and predictive analytics. Qiana has her BA in English from the University of Chicago and her MLIS from Dominican University. She was a 2007 ALA Emerging Leader and is active in the Reference Services Section of RUSA.

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Emily Keller 
University of Washington Libraries
Career Coach: Anne Cooper Moore, University of Southern Illinois Carbondale Library

Emily Keller has been with the University of Washington Libraries since 2002, starting as a librarian at the UW Tacoma Campus Library. She is now the political science and public affairs Librarian on the Seattle campus, providing reference, instruction, and collection development in political science, public administration, military science, and related social sciences. She has taught reference courses in the MLIS program at the UW Information School, and is active in the Washington State Library Association.

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Hana Kim 
University of Toronto Libraries
Career Coach: Susan Gibbons, Yale University Library

Hana Kim is the acting director and Korea studies librarian at the University of Toronto East Asian Library. She is an active member of the Association for Asian Studies Council on East Asian Libraries and the Korean Collections Consortium of North America. Hana holds a bachelor's in education from the Korea National University of Education and an MLIS from McGill University. Her research interests include collaborative collection development, Korean Canadian heritage preservation, and outreach and liaison.

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Nadia Lalla
University of Michigan Library
Career Coach: Martha Bedard, University of Connecticut Libraries

Nadia Lalla is the Coordinator of Collections and Information Services at the University of Michigan's Taubman Health Sciences Library where she manages operations, access, and reference services as well as Taubman's collection development activities. Previously, Nadia was a reference librarian at the University's Shapiro Undergraduate Library where she provides curriculum-based instruction. Her research interests include the sustainability of instructional technologies in libraries, digital rights management and licensing, and the evolving e-resource environment.

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Andrea Malone 
University of Houston Libraries 
Career Coach: Jeffrey Trzeciak, Washington University in St. Louis Libraries

Andrea Malone is the librarian for foreign languages and ethnic studies at the University of Houston (UH). In addition to her liaison duties, she outreaches to international students to ensure that their library experiences in research and learning are fulfilling and positive. Andrea has a MA in French (LSU) and an MLIS (Florida State). She is active in state and national associations and has a passion for teaching. In addition to library instruction at UH, Andrea teaches French conversation at Houston Community College.

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Jacquie Samples 
Duke University Libraries
Career Coach: James Neal, Columbia University Libraries

Jacquie Samples is head of the Electronic Resources and Serials Cataloging Section at Duke University Libraries. Previously, she worked at North Carolina State University Libraries as the continuing & electronic resources librarian. Jacquie is a 2008 ALA Emerging Leader, current chair for the ALA/ALCTS Continuing Resources Section, and a member of the American Indian Library Association. As an adjunct, she has taught Advanced Cataloging at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Jacquie holds an MALIS from the University of Iowa. 

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Jesse Silva 
University of California, Berkeley
Career Coach: James Mullins, Purdue University Libraries

Jesse Silva is the Social Sciences Librarian at Berkeley.  He is active in ALA’s Government Documents Roundtable, chairing or co-chairing the Committee on Legislation and Committee on Education. Jesse holds an MLIS from San Jose State University and a BA in Community Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is a co-author of Legal Executions in California: A Comprehensive Registry (McFarland Press, 2006, 2012).

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Christine Tawatao 
University of Washington Libraries 
Career Coach: Steven Smith, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Libraries

Christine Tawatao has been the systems librarian for Web development/support at the University of Washington since joining the Libraries in 2008. She has an MLIS from the University of Washington and a BA in English from Western Washington University. Her interests include new media, web design, and outreach.

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Joel B. Thornton 
Texas A & M University Libraries
Career Coach: Arnold Hirshon, Case Western Reserve University Libraries

Joel B. Thornton joined Texas A&M in August 2008 as a business librarian at the West Campus Library. He currently serves as the finance and accounting subject specialist supporting the research and teaching needs of the Mays Business School. Thornton is a CPA and holds an MS in information science. He possesses 13 years of financial management experience. Prior to joining Texas A&M, Thornton served in various financial roles with major corporations including Electronic Data Systems (EDS), American Airlines, Sabre Group Holdings, and Williamson Dickie Manufacturing Company.

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Chimene Tucker 
University of Southern California Libraries
Career Coach: Bob Fox, University of Louisville

Chimeme Tucker is the Communication, Journalism and LGBT Studies Librarian at the University of Southern California (USC) Doheny Memorial Library. She is an energetic instruction librarian for the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She has collaborated with the Annenberg New Media Specialist to create workshops. Chimene received her MLIS from San Jose State University and is an active member of the Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) of Association of College and Research Libraries.

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Chellammal Vaidyanathan  
Johns Hopkins University Libraries
Career Coach: Anne Kenney, Cornell University Library

Chellammal Vaidyanathan is the curator of 19th–21st century rare books & manuscripts and the academic liaison librarian for history, Africana Studies, & Latin American studies at the Sheridan Libraries of the Johns Hopkins University. Previously, she worked at the University of Miami Libraries as the History, Political Science, and Government Documents Librarian. Chellammal is a 2009 ALA Emerging Leader. She is also an active member of the AAMES, RBMS, and WESS sections of the ACRL.

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Melanee Vicedo 
University of Southern California Libraries
Career Coach: Larry Alford, University of Toronto Libraries

Melanee Vicedo is the social work librarian at the University of Southern California. She provides reference, instruction, and outreach to the School of Social Work’s on-the-ground and online programs. She previously worked as a librarian at the Atlanta University Center, served as a Fellow at OCLC, and is currently a recruiter for ALA’s Discovering Librarianship program. Her professional interests include student engagement in an online environment, diversity in librarianship and the ever-changing nature of library collections. Melanee received her MLIS at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2007.



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