Eva M.L. Rios-Alvarado attributes her empowerment, spirituality, and beautiful-resistance from Xicana and Black Feminist practice. With a B.A. in Geography and MS, in Library Information Science, she works alongside community college students exploring and crafting their unique information literacy repertoires. Currently, she is the Student Equity & Outreach Librarian at Mt. San Antonio College Library. Read her posts, on the Office of Intellectual Freedom Blog. If you asked Eva what is the most powerful force in leadership she would answer love, the power of community, the creativity of local activism, and daily resistance you find in your personal life. Find her on Twitter @EvaRiosAlvarado. #XicanaMLIS #LAallDay #librarianOfColor #locLA#Decolonize
Nancy Olmos is a Queer Xicana Bibliotecaria from Southern California. She has been working in libraries for the last 14 years, the last decade at the University of Southern California and for the last couple of years also as a substitute librarian for the Long Beach Public Library system. Nancy has chosen a leadership and management journey in libraries with a love of both Technical and Public Services. Part of her biggest career goals include recruitment and retention of librarians of color into the profession. She currently resides in Long Beach, CA where she shares a home with her pitbull Luna.
As Metadata Librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library's Digitization and Special Collections department, Suzanne's primary responsibility is the description of special collections materials, analog and digital, to facilitate indexing, discovery, and access. Her duties include overseeing rare book research appointments, archival processing, and rare book cataloging.
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