Davis, Yvette Supervisory Librarian
Yvette Davis has worked for the District of Columbia Public Library for over 30 years in various positions working with youth and informational services. She is currently the Supervisory Librarian at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library and manages the day-to-day operations and workflows of neighborhood library services including overseeing the condition of the facility. Davis establishes and evaluates work schedules, employee performance, training, and program development. She is a proactive, high energy professional with a proven ability to build trust and develop effective relationships and teams. 30+ years of experience creating learning environments that are safe and informative in an urban library setting and with an additional 5+ years of experience as a Coordinator of Youth Services and Budget Manager. Excellent organizational skills combined with the ability to adapt to new challenges. Davis possesses outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with expertise in dealing with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. She is dedicated to achieving customer satisfaction and surpassing expectations.
DC Public Library
Duda, Vadim V. Director General, Russian State Library Vice President, National Association "Libraries of the Future"; Chair, International Relations Section, Russian Library Association; Candidate for IFLA Governing Board 2019 elections; Co-Chair of US -Russia and Russia-Germany Library Dialogues.
Fosse, Farah Trainer
I studied self-defense with Wendo in Argentina and then with Defend Yourself starting in 2005. I’ve also studied martial arts and received self-defense instructor training with the National Women’s Martial Arts Federation.I especially enjoy supporting women and girls in finding their voices and becoming more assertive.A common thread in these activities is a desire to support people in developing tools to take control of their lives, fight back against oppression and create spaces based on consent and cooperation. (Farah teaches in English and in Spanish.) Defend Yourself
Gorokhova, Svetlana A. Director for International and Educational Activities, All Russia State Library for Foreign Literature Director for International and Educational Activities, M. Rudomino All Russia State Library for Foreign Literature; Coordinator of US-Russia Library Dialogue; SC Member of IFLA CPDWL section; Coordinator of International Relations Section, Russian Library Association; Candidate for RLA Governing
King, Kevin A. R Head of Branch and Circulation Services
Kevin King is the Head of Branch and Circulation Services at the Kalamazoo (MI) Public Library, where he has been working for 21 years. He started his career as the Teen Services Librarian, where he first learned the importance of comforting the afflicted. Last year, Kevin was inspired by the amazing people on the panel to start a Peer Navigation program at KPL. The program started out with one navigator at three hours a week but because of public support, has grown to two navigators at 30 hours a week. Kalamazoo Public Library
Ortiz, Cecilio Associate Professor, Political Science, Department of Social Sciences; Co-Founder, Steering Committee Member, National Institute of Energy and Island Sustainability
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez