Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Committee Members | Goals and Objectives

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is responsible for recommending ways in which the OLC can address diversity as it relates to the library profession in general and to the Ohio library community. Aspects of diversity include but are not limited to age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation and ethnicity. Through training, speakers, workshops, and publications, the Committee serves as a resource on diversity to the OLC and its membership.

Racial Equity and Social Justice Resources


Committee Members

Kacie Armstrong, Chair (2025)
Euclid Public Library
Work: 216-261-5300 5101

Natalie Dielman, Assistant Chair (2024)
Way Public Library
Work: 419-874-3135 112

Tara Shiman, Past Chair (2023)
Worthington Libraries
Work: 614-807-2626

Holly Brandi (2023)
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Work: 419-434-1432

Megs Francis (2023)
Dayton Metro Library

Carlos Latimer (2025)
East Cleveland Public Library
Work: 216-541-4128 6251

Samantha Nicholson (2023)
Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library
Work: 440-943-2203

Sondra Presley (2024)
Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
Work: 513-665-2853

Felton Thomas (2024)
Cleveland Public Library
Work: 216-623-2827

Board Liaison: Mary Ellen Icaza
PDC Liaison: Molly McGirr Norris
Staff Liaison: Michelle Francis

Goals and Objectives

  • Provide a “spotlight” on a BIPOC OLC Member in the Access newsletter
  • Collaborating with other committees/divisions
  • Sponsoring programs and speakers for conferences and webinars
  • Creating and maintaining resources to promote DEI initiatives concerning collections, programs and outreach

Annual Report (PDF)