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Mary Evangeliste, Director of User Services & Outreach at Gettysburg College and co-founder of Fearless Future: Marketing & Design for things that matter, brings together two distinguished scholars of diversity in libraries to present their recent research and to engage in a lively conversation with you on the topic. We will discuss how diversity in all its manifestations can make the library profession stronger and more vital. Our panel will investigate and discuss the following questions: • How can we recruit and retain diverse librarians? • How can we create inclusive library environments in which all types of employees and learners feel welcome and involved? • How do we foster an environment within our profession to include representatives of all of our constituencies? • How do our practices in libraries reflect the diverse nature of our communities? Mary will be joined by Dr. Teresa Y. Neely, Associate Professor and Director, Access Services, University Libraries, University of New Mexico and Dr. Karen E. Downing, the Foundation and Grants Librarian at the University of Michigan. Please join us for in-depth discussion on the benefits of diversity in libraries.