Aisha Conner-Gaten, Instructional Librarian at Glendale Community College
Aisha Conner-Gaten, she/her/hers, is an information worker thriving in Los Angeles. She is an organizer of the POCinLIS Summit and moderator of the Librarians of Color-Los Angeles group along with her incredible colleagues. Her work focuses on inclusive instructional design, antiracism in the library and information competency, and the role of librarians as social justice accomplices. When she is not teaching on Zoom, you can find her reading romance novels or playing tennis. You can follow her and her library quips on Twitter @Aisha_CG.
Jennifer Masunaga, Humanities Librarian at California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA)
Jenn identifies as Mexicanese (Mexican American and Japanese American), an elder Millennial, a tired parent, and an LA Native. She works at her parents’ alma mater, Cal State LA, as the Humanities Librarian. Her research interests include diversity in librarianship, Library UX and assessment and fake news and misinformation.
Jessea Young, Scholarly Communications Librarian at William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University
Jessea is a scholarly communications librarian. She is interested in organizational behavior in academia. She can be found dragon boating in Long Beach or eating ice cream with her dog, Neville.
Marisa Ramirez, Processing Archivist at William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University
Marisa is an archivist and librarian. She is a first-generation student and comes from the Antelope Valley region of Los Angeles County. Her professional interests are reparative archival description, and her non-professional interests are urban wildlife and watching a lot of TV.
Nataly Blas, Collection Development Librarian at William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University
Nataly is a latinx librarian, first-generation student, and coffee enthusiast. She is interested in mentorship, issues of equity and access in libraries, and women in leadership. When not working with Leo the kitten on her lap, Nataly can be found trying a new local restaurant or biking the marina.
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