Martin Garnar (he/him) is director of the Amherst College Library in Massachusetts. He has previously served as dean of the Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and head of reference and instruction at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. An active member of the library profession, he is a regular speaker on topics ranging from equity, diversity, and inclusion to intellectual freedom and ethics.
His research interests include improving retention of academic librarians of color. He has served as chair of the American Library Association’s Committee on Diversity, Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services Advisory Committee, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Implementation Working Group (co-chair), Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (co-chair), and Intellectual Freedom and Social Justice Working Group (co-chair).
A New Yorker by birth, Martin lives in western Massachusetts with his husband Mark and their adorable miniature dachshunds.
Keywords = Diversity, Inclusion, LGBTQIA+, Equity, Retention
$ Speaking Fee (no speaking fee in New England, travel and lodging reimbursement for all events, speaking fees outside of New England negotiable)
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