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Welcome to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee!

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee is responsible for exploring ways to support the mission of the North Carolina Library Association, particularly as it relates to issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Initiatives develop and implemented by the committee focus on the following areas:

  • Support for underrepresented populations within NCLA:  Opportunities for engagement, support, and networking for individuals who self-identify as members of underrepresented populations (i.e. BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Individuals with disabilities); supporting the work of REMCo

  • Educational opportunities: Mechanisms to learn about DEI-related topics and improve DEI proficiency among NCLA members (i.e. webinars, training sessions, workshops, professional development opportunities)

  • Best practices, both internal and external: Structures and strategies to develop, support, and sustain diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environments, services, programs, collections, and resources (i.e. Hiring, Retention & Promotion; Programming & Collection Development)


The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee’s current membership includes:

  • Melanie Baldwin, Adult Services Librarian, Granville County Library System

  • Jazmyne Baylor, Librarian, Western Carolina University

  • Rodrigo Castro (Co-chair), Director of Public Services, Wake Forest University

  • Breanne Crumpton (Co-chair), Information Literacy Librarian for the Humanities, Appalachian State University

  • De'Ivyion Drew, Library Assistant, Wake County Public Libraries

  • Christin Lampkowski, Emerging Technologies Librarian, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

  • Lynda Reynolds, Public Library Management Consultant, State Library of North Carolina

  • Tanya Williams, Head Reference & Instruction Librarian, Saint Augustine's University

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NCLA Committees



Constitution, Codes, and Handbook Revisions


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)


Intellectual Freedom

Leadership Institute



North Carolina Libraries



Web & Technologies

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