To enable the Southern Chapter of MLA to support and host a speaker on diversity and inclusion. The Chapter has invited Derrick Jefferson of American University in Washington, D.C. to come speak on the last day of the conference - Sunday, October 28th, 2018. As noted in the 2018 Janet Doe lecture by Elaine Martin and in the Plenary Session #5 featuring former Surgeon General, Dr. Satcher, diversity and inclusion are important topics to libraries and librarians. Derrick Jefferson, MLIS, MFA, main research area is diversity and inclusion. He works within his university as co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and has experience speaking at conferences. He will discuss diversity and inclusion in libraries, where we are now, what we are doing, what we can be doing, and where we can go in the future.

Project Details

Organization Name

Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association

Organization Type
Health sciences library
Project Lead


Start Date
October 1, 2018
End Date
November 30, 2018
Funding Amount
Library or Information Professional