As a librarian at several academic libraries, Carli Spina has had an opportunity to work on equity, diversity, and inclusion topics in a variety of settings. At her current institution, Spina was appointed to the college-wide Diversity Council and has been involved with equity, diversity, and inclusion programming on campus. In the wider library community, Carli Spina served at the inaugural chair of LITA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which allowed her to oversee and contribute to the creation of LITA’s Statement on Diversity and LITA’s Conference Buddy program.
Spina also served as the leader of the ASCLA Library Services to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print Interest Group from December of 2012 to December of 2015, which gave her the opportunity to work issues pertaining the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in all types of libraries. In 2018, Spina worked with a colleague on an Association of Research Libraries (ARL) SPEC Kit survey on “how ARL member libraries are meeting the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities.”
Location: New York
Keywords = Disabilities, Accessibility, Universal Design
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