President – Karina Hagelin
Karina Hagelin is a graduate student pursuing their MLIS with a focus on social justice, accessibility, and inclusion. They are also a student worker at the Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting Center in Hornbake Library. Karina’s transdisciplinary research is informed by their interest in critical librarianship & pedagogy, social justice work, community organizing, and disability rights activism
Vice President – Catherine Fravel
Catherine Fravel is in her second year of the MLIS program specializing in School Library. On campus she is a graduate assistant in the Teaching & Learning department of the Libraries where she leads instruction sessions to first year students. Upon graduation Catherine wants to work in the K-12 school system, ideally as a high school librarian. In her free time Catherine enjoys going to museums, trying new restaurants, and walking / biking new places.
Alumni Relations – Courtney Douglass
Courtney has 2 – 5 kids, a dog, two cats and a guinea pig, yet she still values working with iDiversity to engage with her peers on issues relating to inclusion and access. As a Research and Teaching Fellow, she has the opportunity to work with undergraduate students developing their information literacy skills. She aims to teach in an Academic Library or work in higher ed administration to promote best teaching practices.
Webmaster – Caitlin Carter
Caitlin Carter is a second year MLIS student, DRUM and Collection Development GA, Teaching & Learning Fellow in McKeldin, and current Webmaster for iDiversity. Her research interests include open access publishing and accessible library programs. After graduating, she would like to work in higher education.
Treasurer – Nancy Lovas
Events Coordinator – Luz Flores
iDiversity Faculty Advisor – Dr. Paul Jaeger
Paul T. Jaeger, Ph.D., J.D., is Co-Director of iPAC and Assistant Professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, Dr. Jaeger’s research focuses on the ways in which law and public policy shape information behavior. He is the author of more than one hundred journal articles and book chapters, along with seven books. His most recent books are Information Worlds: Social Context, Technology, & Information Behavior in the Age of the Internet (Routledge, 2010) with Gary Burnett; Public Libraries and the Internet: Roles, Perspectives, and Implications (Libraries Unlimited, 2011) with John Carlo Bertot and Charles R. McClure; and Disability and the Internet: Confronting a Digital Divide (Lynne Reiner, 2011). His research has been funded by the Institute of Museum & Library Services, the National Science Foundation, the American Library Association, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Jaeger is the Associate Editor of The Library Quarterly and Co-Editor of the Information Policy Book Series from MIT Press.
Past iDiversity Officers