Forum Participants

Forum reunion meeting at ALA Annual Conference 2022 in Washington D.C.


Allison Payne – Program Manager for Strategic, Association of College and Research Libraries Initiatives

Alvina Lai – Cybrarian/DAM Librarian, Craft Worldwide, McCann Worldgroup

Alyssa Mendoza – Library Clerk, San Jose Public Library & San Jose State University

Amanda E. Landis – Librarian, John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology, Smithsonian Libraries and Archives

Amy Kyung Eun Breslin – Children’s Services Assistant, Cuyahoga County Public Library

Amy Seto Forrester – Youth Services Supervisor, Eugene Public Library (OR)

Andrew Carlos – Head of Research, Outreach, and Inclusion, Santa Clara University Library

Angel Tang – Data, Science, & Engineering Diversity Resident Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ann Marie L. Davis – Associate Professor and Japanese Studies Librarian, The Ohio State University

Ann Matsushima Chiu – Social Sciences Librarian, Reed College

Anna Coats – Assistant Director of Public Services, Newark (NJ) Public Library

Anthony Chow – PhD, Director of San Jose State University’s School of Information

Anu Vedantham – Assistant University Librarian for Research Services, Princeton University

Audra Pimatukarnta – Librarian II, OC Public Libraries

Azalea Ebbay – Branch Manager, San Diego Public Library


Becky Leathersich – Education, Psychology, & Community Engagement Librarian, SUNY Geneseo (NY)

Beth B. Demapan – Technical Services Librarian, Joeten-Kiyu Public Library

Binh P. Le – Librarian, The Pennsylvania State University

Bonnie L. Fong – Physical Sciences Librarian/Graduate Student Services, Rutgers University-Newark


Candice Mack – Interim Associate Director, Youth Services, Los Angeles Public Library

Caterina Reed – Instructional Support Associate, Stony Brook University

Celina Tirona – Library Assistant II-Daly City Public Library, Student-Dominican University

Chantra Tham – Library Aide/Student, Oakland Public Library/San Jose State University

Chella Vaidyanathan – European/World History and Philosophy Librarian, Emory University Libraries

Chriziel Childers – photography collections assistant at Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, student at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Crystal Chen – Teen Center Coordinator, The New York Public Library

Cynthia Mari Orozco – Equity + OER Librarian, East Los Angeles College


Danica Ronquillo – Recent MLIS Graduate, San Jose State University

Danilo M. Baylen – Professor of Instructional Technology, Media and Design, University of West Georgia

Danny Khuu – Library Associate, Sonoma County Library

Deborah Takahashi (Niblick) – Senior Librarian, Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library

Denise F. Quintel – Discovery Services Librarian, Middle Tennessee State University

Desireé Leialoha Castro-Manner – Library Assistant, Contra Costa County Library


Edward Junhao Lim – Business & Entrepreneurship Librarian, University of Connecticut

Elaine Tai – Supervising Librarian, Children’s Services, Berkeley Public Library

Elena Clariza – Philippine Studies Librarian, Department Chair, Asia Collection, University of Hawaii

Elizabeth Joseph – Associate Director, Community Engagement, Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT

Esther Medina De Leon – Associate Librarian, Texas Tech University


Feng-Ru Sheu – Instructional Design Librarian, Kent State University

Fin Minjee Lee – Library Assistant for Youth and Family Services, Altadena Library District


Greta Heng – Cataloging and Metadata Strategies Librarian, San Diego State University


Haiying Li – Interim Executive Director of Library, Texas Southern University

Hana Kim – Director, Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, University of Toronto

Hanna Ahn – Assistant University Archivist, Stanford University

Hannah Park – Education Librarian, American University

Haoyong Lan – Engineering Librarian, Carnegie Mellon University

Helen Wong Smith – Archivist for University Records, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Hilda LohGuan – Library Director, Alhambra Civic Center Library

Hong Yao – Director of Technical Services, the Queens Public Library

Hyo Jin Moon – Korean and Japanese Studies Librarian, UC San Diego

Hyun Chu Kim – Director of Technical Services, Kennesaw State University Library System


Jaena Rae Cabrera – Branch Manager, San Francisco Public Library

Jamie Kurumaji – Supervising Librarian, Fresno County Public Library

Jamie Lin – Education and Professional Development Manager, Atla

Jen Woo – Adult Services Librarian, Acting Branch Manager, San Francisco Public Library

Jennifer Embree – Subject Librarian & Sustainability Hub Coordinator, Binghamton University

Jennifer Shimada – Senior Director of Library and Instructional Media, Relay Graduate School of Education

Jess Koshi-Lum – Branch Manager II, San Mateo County Library

Jessica Dai – Equity and Open Education Librarian, West Virginia University

Jingshan Xiao – Associate Director for Technology and Resource Management, Neumann Library, University of Houston-Clear Lake

Jinxuan Ma – Associate professor, School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University

Jodi Tam – Teen Services Librarian I, Sonoma County Library

Justin Sana – Senior Office Specialist, San Jose Public Library – Administration


Karen Nguyen – Library Assistant, Multnomah County Library

Kathleen Baril – Director, Ohio Northern University

Kat Bell – Head, Assessment and Planning, George Mason University Libraries

Kelli Yakabu – Digitization Archivist, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

Keno Catabay – Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, University of Northern Colorado

Kevin Chung – Adult/teen librarian, Newark Public Library

Kiyoko Shiosaki – Undergraduate Learning and Research Librarian, UC Berkeley

Kristin Peers – Young Adult Librarian, Porter Ranch Branch Library


Leizel Jackson – Librarian II, San Jose Public Library

Lijuan Xu – Associate Director of Research & Instructional Services, Lafayette College

Lin Wu – Assistant Director for Research and Learning Services, Health Sciences Library, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Lydia Tang – Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, LYRASIS


Maria McCauley – Director, Cambridge Public Library

Marian Nguyen – Career and Business Librarian

Melody Leung – Youth Services Librarian, Everett Public Library

Mimosa Shah – MS/LIS Student, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Min Tong – Business Librarian, University of Central Florida

Minyoung Chung – Catalog and Metadata Librarian, University of Houston-Clear Lake

Miriam Sappington – Student, University of Hawai’i Mānoa

Miriam Tuliao – Senior Library Marketing Manager, Penguin Random House

Monnee Tong – Service Area Manager, Sciences, San Diego Public Library

Moon Kim – Acquisitions Librarian, Ohio State University


Neil Ordinario – Library Technology Coordinator, San José State University

Nicky Andrews – Open Education Librarian, University of San Francisco

Nicole Marconi – Access Services Manager, Hoboken Public Library

Nikhat J. Ghouse – Associate Librarian to the Social Sciences & Coordinator, Diversity Alliance Residency Program, American University

Noelle Cruz – Teen Services Librarian, Alameda County Library


Regina Gong – OER & Student Success Librarian, Michigan State University

Renee Ting – Youth Services Librarian, Mountain View Public Library


Safi S. M. Safiullah – Manager, Salt Lake City Public Library

Sai Deng – Metadata Librarian and Associate Librarian

Sarah Park Yasuda – Adult Services Librarian, Cambridge Public Library

Shali Zhang

Shanna Kim – Librarian II, Los Angeles Public Library

Shelly Black – Libraries Fellow, North Carolina State University

Sherise Kimura – Head of Electronic Resources & Systems, University of San Francisco


Tarida Anantachai – Director, Inclusion & Talent Management; North Carolina State University Libraries

Thuy Vo Dang – Curator for the UCI Libraries Southeast Asian Archive, University of California, Irvine

Tina Chan – Reference services program manager and humanities librarian, MIT Libraries

Tina Kremzner-Hsing – MLIS Student, San Jose State University

Tommy Vinh Bui – Teen & Adult Services Librarian, Los Angeles County Library

Treshani Perera – Music and Fine Arts Cataloging Librarian, University of Kentucky


Veena Villivalam – Grants Specialist, Illinois State Library


Xiaocan Lucy Wang – Head of Library Discovery Systems and Design, Brown University Library

Xiying Mi – Digital Initiative Metadata Libarian


Yuan Li – Scholarly Communications Librarian, Princeton University


Zoë Bowlus – MLIS student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Zoë McLaughlin – South & Southeast Asia Librarian, Michigan State University