In September the Library welcomed three librarians who join the Library as part of a nationwide initiative to increase diversity within the ranks of academic and research libraries.

Edras Rodriquez-Torres, Sheila Garcia and Jesus Espinoza have three-year appointments at the U-M Library as resident librarians, the first U-M Library cohort in a program that invests in the diversification of librarianship by supporting early career librarians from underrepresented communities and preparing them for leadership in the profession.

“We are very pleased to welcome this group of promising librarians, and to engage in this effort to ensure excellence and increase diversity in the profession,” said Dean of Libraries James L. Hilton. He added that the program reflects the Library’s longstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as its recognition of a pressing need to implement solutions that will lead to tangible and measurable progress.

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