Nevada Library Association Annual Conference -- October 12-14th, 2018
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Dr. LaTesha Velez

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
LaTesha Velez received her PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign and her MLS from North Carolina Central University. Her work focuses on uncovering invisible norms and bias that may hinder the LIS profession from providing its highest level of service. After working in libraries off and on since 1994, Dr. Velez is now focused on teaching new professionals to thrive in a growingly diverse and globalized field. LaTesha’s research critically examines and contextualizes information in society and the role of information institutions in society. Her specific interests include the history of race and space in the academic library setting, social histories and theories of information communication technologies (ICTs) with a focus on race, gender, and sexuality, and a critical look at how information institutions can serve as counter-spaces.