Ione T. Damasco, M.L.I.S., is a Professor and Acting Director of Information Acquisition & Organization at the University of Dayton. in her role, she provides leadership, guidance, and support for technical services work in the University Libraries. She is also the Chair of the University Libraries Diversity & Inclusion Team, which serves as a resource around diversity, equity, and inclusion endeavors across all areas and for every unit of the Libraries. Along with several faculty and staff from around campus, she is part of the Dialogue Zone Steering Committee, which is dedicated to programming and other initiatives around different forms of dialogue that take place in a new library space called the Dialogue Zone. Her most recent research has centered on race and diversity issues in librarianship, and potential uses of intergroup dialogue as a form of experiential learning focused on social justice outcomes in libraries.
Dracine Hodges is Associate University Librarian for Technical Services at Duke University Libraries. She provides administrative leadership for the resource management lifecycle which includes oversight of Conservation Services, Continuing Resource Acquisitions, Metadata & Discovery Strategy, Monograph Acquisitions, and Resource Description. Prior to joining Duke University Libraries, Dracine was a tenured Associate Professor and Head of the Acquisitions Department at The Ohio State University. She received her MLIS from Florida State University. Dracine has published several book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles collections and diversity in academic libraries. She has been a member of the Advisory Board for the IMLS-funded Institute for Research Design in Librarianship. She is also an active member of the ALCTS division of the American Library Association where she currently serves as an elected Director-at-Large on the Executive Board.