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SAID Committee

The SILS Alumni Inclusion and Diversity (SAID) Committee endeavors to increase involvement and engagement of SILS minority alumni by strategically advising the Dean and School, developing a smart, sustainable, and scalable plan in consultation with the Dean and other representatives from the School, and helping to implement the plan and inviting other SILS alumni to participate.

Committee Members

Mae Lipscomb Rodney

Library Director, Winston-Salem State University (retired)

Jennifer Manning

Senior Research Librarian Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress

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Gerald Holmes

Professor and Diversity Coordinator, University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Linwood Webster

Academic Advisor, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Saianand Balu

Director of Informatics, Lineberger Cancer Center

Sayan Chakraborty

Strategic Advisor, Nunam

Lewis Church

Principal software developer, SAS Institute Inc.

Teresa Church

Proprietor, LTC Consulting

Lori Harris

Assistant Director of the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library and the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions at the University of Cincinnati

Sandra Hughes-Hassell

Sandra Hughes-Hassell

Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science

Multi-cultural children's literature, children's services, school library media, social justice issues in youth library services, role of school librarians in education reform.

Irene Owens

SAID Chair; Dean and Professor (retired), School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University

Carla Davis-Castro

Senior Research Librarian, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress

Benito Luciano

Lead Multimedia Engineer, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

Anita Jotwani

Immediate Past President of SILS Alumni Board; Senior Director of Product Management for Data & Analytics, Senior Director of User Experience (Interim), ModMed

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Alex Poole

Diversity Representative of SILS Alumni Board