Below are current Leadership and Career Development Fellows:
2018–2019 LCDP Fellows
Giao Luong Baker
Digital Production Services Manager
Duke University Libraries
Giao Luong Baker is the digital production services manager at Duke University Libraries. In this role, Giao leads the operations of the Digital Production Center, a specialized unit dedicated to creating digital surrogates of primary resources from the Duke University Libraries collections for the purposes of preservation and access. Prior to joining Duke, Giao was the strategic digital initiatives librarian at the University of Southern California, where she served as the principal and co-principal investigator to funded grants from NEH, NPPRC, and the California State Library. Giao received the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) OCLC/LITA Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology and the following year, she received the 2017 Association of Research Libraries Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship. Giao is also an ALA Spectrum Scholar. She holds an MLS from the University of North Texas, an MPL and BA from the University of Southern California.
Resource Sharing & Media Services Librarian
Sonny manages the Resource Sharing and Media Services departments and supports architecture and interior design faculty and student research. He encourages the professional growth of his staff and approaches his work with professionalism, enthusiasm, creativity, and a deep sense of responsibility. Sonny has served on key university committees, has been an active participant in external associations and consortia, and has taken on special projects such as strategic planning, organizational change, and chairing Librarians’ Council. He holds an MLIS from Western University and BEd from the University of Toronto. In 2017 he was honored by his peers with the Outstanding Librarian Award.
Electronic Resources Librarian
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Eugenia Beh is an electronic resources librarian at the MIT Libraries, where she specializes in acquisitions and cataloging. She is the marketing and social media coordinator for NASIG and serves on the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) Publicity, Public Relations, and Web Subcommittee. She is a past president of the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) and is a co-chair of the MIT Libraries’ Committee for the Promotion of Diversity and Inclusion. She received her BA from Wellesley College and her master of science in information studies from the University of Texas at Austin School of Information.
Kristal Sergent Boulden
Social Sciences & Humanities Librarian
The University of Oklahoma
Kristal Sergent Boulden is the social sciences & humanities librarian at The University of Oklahoma (OU) Libraries. In this role, she serves as the subject librarian for several academic departments and provides research, instruction, and scholarly services to students and faculty. An avid hand-knitter, Kristal also coordinates and teaches fiber arts workshops at OU Libraries’ makerspace, Innovation @ the Edge. She was a 2007–2009 ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce Diversity Scholar and a 2007 American Library Association Spectrum Scholar. Kristal earned her MLIS from The University of Oklahoma and BA in anthropology and sociology from The University of Tulsa.
Assistant Librarian, Hispanic Collections Archivist
University of Houston
As Hispanic Collections archivist at the University of Houston (UH), Lisa Cruces preserves and facilitates access to collections documenting the history of Hispanics in Houston and greater Texas. She engages in outreach, instruction, collection development, and research grounded in promoting Hispanic history. Prior to joining UH, Lisa was the 2012–2014 librarian-in-residence at the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries. She holds an MS in information studies with a specialization in archives from the University of Texas at Austin.
Vanjury “V” Dozier
University of San Diego
V. Dozier is the Education Librarian at University of San Diego where she provides embedded research and instruction support to School of Leadership & Education Sciences (SOLES) faculty, staff, and students. V’s research interests focus on education technology, diversity in higher education, information literacy instruction, and graphic novels. V previously held academic library positions at The University of Alabama, Mississippi State University, and Stillman College, and taught English language arts in North Carolina and Alabama public schools. She is currently working towards a PhD in instructional leadership. V received an MLIS from The University of Alabama, an MAT in secondary English education from Duke University, and a BA in English from Tuskegee University.
Sandra Aya Enimil
Head of Copyright Services
The Ohio State University
Sandra Aya Enimil is the head of Copyright Services at The Ohio State University Libraries. Sandra provides information and resources on creating and using copyrighted materials. She consults with individuals and departments within the libraries and across campus. Sandra also gives numerous presentations on various aspects of copyright for Ohio State and other institutions. Sandra holds a JD and MSLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has a BA in political science and psychology from the University of Michigan and an MA in international relations from the University of Ghana.
Head, Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services
University of Washington
Adebola Fabiku is the head of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services, where she provides leadership, administration, and supervision of the daily management and operations of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, and Consortial Resource Sharing for all three University of Washington campuses. Prior to working at the University of Washington libraries, Adebola was the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) coordinator at Wheaton College in Illinois, where she ran a successful ILL marketing campaign and implemented demand-driven acquisitions service. Adebola obtained her MSLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as a BS in journalism from the same institution.
Director, Talent Management
North Carolina State University
Jennifer Garrett is Director, Talent Management at the NC State University Libraries. In her role, she manages the recruitment of librarian and staff positions, including managing nomination, search, and appointment processes. She also serves as the Libraries’ Unit Equity Officer and policy and procedure expert, including insuring compliance to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. As Director, Jennifer is also in a leadership role for the Libraries’ diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, including planning and implementing programs that help foster a climate where diverse staff and user populations feel welcomed, valued, and respected. This also includes developing strategies to increase employment and retention of members of underrepresented groups. Finally, Jennifer serves as coordinator for the NCSU Libraries Fellows program, a nationally renowned residency for recent MLS/MIS graduates. Jennifer holds an MLIS from the University of British Columbia and a BA from the University of Oregon. Jennifer was also an ALA Spectrum Scholar (‘10-11), ARL Career Enhancement Program Fellow (‘11), and ARL Diversity Scholar (‘11-12).
Professor of Library Administration
Head, Acquisitions and Cataloging Services
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Library
Myung–Ja (MJ) K. Han is a professor of Library Administration and Head of Acquisitions and Cataloging Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Her main responsibilities consist of overseeing, evaluating, enhancing, and developing workflows for acquisitions and cataloging services. Her research interests include interoperability of metadata, relationships between collection description and item-level metadata, issues on bibliographic control in the digital library environment, and semantic web and linked data. She has published papers in Library Trends, Library Resources and Technical Services, and the Journal of Library Metadata on metadata quality, digital libraries, information technology, and library linked data and discovery.
University of Maryland, College Park
Lae’l Hughes-Watkins is the University Archivist for the University of Maryland, in College Park. As the University Archivist, she is responsible for the University of Maryland collection area within Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) and assists with reference services, collection development, donor outreach, and stewardship, outreach, and instruction activities. Collaborating with other staff, she provides input into the overall direction for accessioning, arrangement, description, cataloging, digitization, and preservation of university archives materials. From 2013-2018 she served as the UA at Kent State University, where her work included working directly with the University records management program, providing reference and instruction, and development of collections, particularly those related to Kent State’s May 4 Collection that documents the 1970 campus shootings and the Black Campus Movement, highlighting student activism.
She is the Founder of Project STAND, the first-of-its-kind collaborative effort among archival repositories within academic institutions across the country to create an online portal featuring analog and digital collections that document student activism related to historically marginalized communities. In 2018 the consortia received a National Leadership grant from the Institute of Museums and Libraries (IMLS) for $92,000 to host four symposia from 2019-2020. The seminars will bring together archivists, technologists, educators, and activists, and will be live-streamed and recorded for remote participants. It will result in the development of educational resources for curating activism archives, a white paper outlining the next steps, and a broader network of collaborators for the STAND network.
Faculty of Science Librarian
University of Alberta
In her role as the Faculty of Science librarian, Christina Hwang collaborates with library units to support and partner with researchers and administrators on their research impact, data and information management, and digital scholarship efforts. During the course of her career, she served in a number of leadership roles on committees, projects, and associations, and contributed to the development of teams and staff locally and beyond. She is actively involved in coordinating campus partnerships to advance the scholarly communication landscape and currently serves as a member of Canada’s ORCID-CA Governing Committee.
Research & Instruction Librarian / Media Studies Librarian
University of Washington Bothell & Cascadia CollegeNia Lam is a research and instruction librarian at the University of Washington Bothell & Cascadia College Campus Library. As media studies librarian, she supports faculty and student research, provides in-class and online instruction, and other services to her departments. She was a 2005 American Library Association (ALA) Spectrum Scholar, a 2009 ALA Emerging Leader, and currently serves on the ALA Spectrum Advisory Committee. She holds an MLIS and a BA in communication from the University of Washington.
Director, Richard Charles Lee Canada–Hong Kong Library
University of Toronto
As the founding director, Jack Leong has successfully established the Richard Charles Lee Canada–Hong Kong Library at University of Toronto, housing the largest research collection on Hong Kong and Chinese Canadian studies in North America. Jack has transformed the library into an innovative hub for community and scholarly interactions. He has initiated, led, and participated in a number of projects that improve cultural understanding, form international collaborations, and enrich the library’s collection and outreach program. He also chairs the International and Community Outreach Committee at the University of Toronto Libraries, which oversees the library’s visiting and exhibit programs.
Scholarly Communications Librarian
As a Scholarly Communications librarian at Princeton University, Yuan Li manages the Princeton University Library’s efforts to support scholarly publication innovations and reforms, and supervises and coordinates services related to open access, copyright, and data management. Previous roles include Scholarly Communication librarian at Syracuse University, Digital Initiatives librarian at University of Rhode Island, and Digital Repository resident librarian at University of Massachusetts Amherst. She holds an MLS from the University of Rhode Island, an MS in applied computer science from the National Computer System Engineering Research Institute of China, and a BS in computer science from Yanshan University (China).
The University of Arizona Health Sciences Library
Jennifer is an associate librarian at The University of Arizona Health Sciences Library. As an embedded librarian in the College of Pharmacy, she has a dual appointment as a clinical instructor and provides library instruction to students in the professional pharmacy and graduate programs. She provides research support and collaborates with faculty on a variety of projects. Jennifer has contributed to multiple systematic reviews and provides consultation to those considering conducting a systematic review or meta-analysis. She also provides research support for the university’s commercialization initiatives. Her current research focuses on examining the information literacy skills of pharmacy and graduate students.
Department of Transportation Liaison and Course Support Librarian
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Molly McInerney is the Department of Transportation liaison and course support librarian within the MIT Libraries’ Academic and Community Engagement directorate. Her responsibilities include managing the print and electronic course reserves service for the Hayden, Rotch, Barker, and Dewey Libraries. She is serving in her second year as co-chair of the MIT Libraries’ Committee for the Promotion of Diversity and Inclusion. She previously worked in public and technical services at Wheelock College and the US Department of Transportation Volpe Center. Molly received her MS in library and information science from Simmons College and BA in history from Boston University.
Special Collections Archivist for Discovery & Access
University of Rochester
Miranda Mims is the Special Collections Archivist for Discovery and Access and Curator at the University of Rochester, currently working on a new initiative to broaden collecting areas for the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation (RBSCP) around activism, human rights, and social justice in the Greater Rochester, NY region. She is also responsible for developing systems which allow for greater discoverability of RBSCP’s analog and digital collections. Mims is formerly an archivist in the Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and at the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literature and its Institute of Christian Oriental Research (ICOR) at Catholic University.
Visiting Digital Research Services Librarian
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Thomas Padilla is visiting digital research services librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He publishes, presents, and teaches widely on digital scholarship, digital collections, humanities data, data curation, and data information literacy. He is principal investigator of Collections as Data, a project supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Previously he was humanities data curator at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and digital scholarship librarian at Michigan State University. Prior to that he was at the Library of Congress doing digital preservation outreach and education.Thomas is a member of the Association for Computers and the Humanities Executive Council (2017–2021), the Global Outlook::Digital Humanities Executive Council, the WhatEvery1Says Advisory Board, the Integrating Digital Humanities into the Web of Scholarship with SHARE Advisory Board, and the ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence Advisory Group. Thomas serves as an editor for the dh+lib Data Praxis series. He is a regular instructor at the Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching Institute (HILT).
Digital Initiatives Applications Librarian
University of Alberta
In her position of Digital Initiatives (DI) applications librarian, Weiwei Shi leads the DI development team and manages the development activities to support DI applications and services to enable openness, diversity, and accessibility. She and her team support a wide range of applications such as the digital assets management system, various repositories services, digitization, digital preservation, research data management, and others. She has a BSc in management information systems from China and an MLIS from the University of Alberta.
Director of Library Assessment
University of Rochester
As the director of library assessment at the University of Rochester, Maurini Strub manages, leads, and collaborates on projects focused on gathering, analyzing, and putting into use high-quality, actionable data to determine the value of library services, programs, learning spaces, and resources, and to inform River Campus Libraries planning and decision-making. She has a strong interest and background in user-centered design within libraries, and prior assessment work focused on spaces and services projects. She holds an MS in information from the University of Michigan, and previously was the user experience/assessment librarian at the University of Louisville.
Resource Acquisitions Coordinator
Johns Hopkins University
Mariyam Thohira is currently the resource acquisitions coordinator at Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries. In this position, Mariyam oversees 5 FTE staff and manages acquisitions of all formats, including e-resource acquisitions and management. She collaborates across all the Johns Hopkins Libraries to ensure the discovery and delivery of content to Hopkins faculty, students, and staff. Mariyam works closely with her colleagues from Sheridan and other Johns Hopkins Libraries on challenges in a fast-paced and a complex e-resource management environment. She received her MLIS from The University of Southern Mississippi.
Librarian-Tenure Track Faculty
College of the Canyons
Jennifer Thompson is a Librarian-Tenure Track Faculty at the College of the Canyons. Her position is responsible for library outreach and implementing tools and programs related to equity initiatives on the campus. Previously, she held archivist, subject librarian, and supervisory positions at The Claremont Colleges, UC Santa Barbara, and Duke University. She has an MLS from the School of Information and Library Science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA from Swarthmore College.
International Government Information and Public Policy Librarian
University of Michigan
As the international government information and public policy librarian, Jungwon is responsible for managing collections related to public policy and international governmental organizations (IGOs). She provides consultation services related to public policy, foreign governments, and IGOs and teaches library classes related to public policy as well as other social science disciplines. She is also currently the interim mathematics and statistics librarian. She holds an MLS degree from the University of Michigan, an MA degree in political science from the University of Pittsburgh, and MA and BA degrees in political science from the Ewha Womans University, Korea.