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.