How academic libraries are bringing diversity, equity and inclusion to their campuses

Sponsored by OverDrive Professional
Recorded on 10/07/2021

Posted in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA)

How can academic librarians identify DEI gaps and measure the success of new initiatives?


From buying books by marginalized authors to supporting academic DEI initiatives, academic libraries have always reflected a university’s mission through their diverse and inclusive collections.

Join us as we share best practices for building a diverse collection and strategies to identify outcomes to measure the success of your DEI collection.

This session is a can’t-miss if you’re looking to learn how to identify DEI gaps in your digital library and make positive changes across your campus.


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    Christina Machado-Dillon

    Learning Resources Professional Miami Dade College

    Christina Machado Dillon ( is a Learning Resources Professional for Miami Dade College, Learning Resources, at the Hialeah Campus. She received her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Florida Atlantic University and holds a Master of Arts Degree in Library Information Science from Florida State University. Prior to joining Miami Dade College in 2016, Christina worked for the Hialeah Public Libraries, first as Collection Development Librarian and later as Library Services Supervisor. In addition to her current position, she has also served as an instructor of Intro to Online Research. Christina is a native Floridian, born of Cuban immigrants. She enjoys spending time with her family, and if time permits, reading and watching classic films. She hopes to instill the same love of reading in her children.

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    Becky Imamoto

    Head of Collection StrategiesUniversity of California – Irvine

    Becky Imamoto ( has been the Head of Collection Strategies at the University of California, Irvine for five years. Previously she worked as a subject librarian in the Humanities. Her B.A. in history is from the University of California, Davis and her M.L.I.S is from the University of North Carolina, Chapel-Hill. She is particularly interested in improving the diversity of UCI’s collection and finding new ways to promote diverse resources.

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    Jeff Cola

    Account ManagerOverDrive Professional

    Jeff Cola is an Account Manager at OverDrive (, working with College and University libraries, and has been on the OverDrive Professional team since 2019. Prior to joining the OverDrive team, he was a K-12 Educator, teaching Middle School Math. Jeff holds a master’s degree in Education from the University of Toledo.

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    Ariel Marbury

    Account ManagerOverDrive Professional

    Ariel Marbury is an Account Manager for law libraries at OverDrive ( Prior to joining the OverDrive Professional Team in 2017, she developed multigenerational technology and language programming at a Northeast Ohio Public Library. Ariel earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from DePaul University with a focus on process improvement and project management.