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The Hampton University Forum on Minority Recruitment and Retention in the LIS Field

Individuals listed in the chart below have agreed to serve on an advisory board for the forum. Members come from a wide-variety of specialties and areas in the LIS field. Their experiences will help to create a collaborative diverse group with unique views on the focus areas of the conference.

Name Organization Title Relevant Experience
Judy Allen-Dodson Wake County Public Libraries Local History Librarian Special Libraries
Pauletta Brown-Bracy North Carolina Center University Director of University Assessment Academic Libraries, Diversity in Libraries
LaTisha Lankford The College of William and Mary Cataloger Academic Libraries and Diversity
Jamar Rahming Jackson County Library Services Library Director Public Libraries
Clyde Wilson Marquat Memorial Library Director of Library Services Special Libraries


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