In January, Ebony McDonald joined LSU Libraries as the African and African-American Studies Diversity Librarian, launching its first Diversity Residency Program as part of the national Diversity Alliance.
McDonald said, "I'm a part of a larger movement in this profession by participating in this program."
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance unites academic libraries that share a commitment to increasing diversity within the library profession.
Supervisor of the residency, Sigrid Kelsey said, "We can help increase diversity within the profession and have a staff that is more reflective of our student body."
LSU Libraries’ membership in the Alliance demonstrates its commitment to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion and comes with a commitment to establish a professional residency program.
For African and African American studies research, ask for Ebony McDonald at the help desk in room 140 on the first floor of the library.