Vol. 4 No. 2 (2019)

An awakening with regional archivists

Ebony S. McDonald
Louisiana State University
Published December 20, 2020
  • diversity,
  • special collections,
  • professional development
How to Cite
McDonald, E. (2020). An awakening with regional archivists. Journal of New Librarianship, 4(2), 548-551. https://doi.org/10.21173/newlibs/8/10


An early career librarian of color reflects upon her attendance at a regional conference and how it related to her first rotation as part of a Diversity Residency Program at a large predominately white institution in the Deep South. She examines how the lack of diverse representation within librarianship has continually contributed to her own crisis of professional identity and how the residency program has influenced managing this crisis.