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 x. 5101

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

Sondra Presley (2024)
Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
Work: 513-665-2853 x. 2

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

Anthony Wilson (2026)
Columbus Metropolitan Library
Work: 216-645-2275

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

Goals and Objectives

  • Collaborate with other committees/divisions (Management and Administration) on better supporting those with disabilities (specifically offering programs in a webinar format).
  • Sponsor programs and speakers for conferences and webinars.
  • Create and maintain resources to promote DEI initiatives concerning collections, programs and outreach.
  • Sponsor programs and speakers for  upcoming conferences and assist with planning.
  • Encourage BIPOC OLC members to attend the PLA Conference in April 2024.

Annual Report (PDF)