Contributing Editor Editor Note

Introducing our new Contributing Editors!

Meet our new LibParlor Contributing Editors!

LibParlor is joined by two new Contributing Editors for the next annual blog cycle!

Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros
Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros.

Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros is the Latin American, Iberian and Latino/a Studies Librarian at The Ohio State University (OSU). She holds a courtesy appointment with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and is affiliated faculty of the Center for Latin American Studies. As an information professional, Pamela has supported international research, developed award-winning educational curriculum, and served as a senior project manager for initiatives in the United States and Mexico. She is a former public librarian where she oversaw year-round educational and cultural library programming that expanded services to underserved communities. Outside of OSU, Pamela is an adjunct lecturer with the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign School of Information and serves as a consultant with the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). As an experienced facilitator and DEI specialist, she has designed, developed, and delivered sessions for DeEtta Jones & Associates as well as the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) Leadership Fellows Program. Pamela is the recipient of a Fulbright Garcia Robles Binational Business Fellowship, the Ohio State University 2017 Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award, and was named a 40 under 40 community leader by Columbus Business First in 2021.

Pamela received a BA from the University of San Diego, an MS in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University.

Maria Rios.

Maria Rios (she/they) is a Humanities Research Services Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who is committed to actively dismantling all forms of oppression while centering and amplifying historically marginalized voices. Their research constellation includes empathy centered experiences, collective and self-care, contemplative and creative pedagogy, critical race theory, neurodivergent librarianship, trauma informed/aware librarianship, and Black, Indigenous, people of color recruitment and retention within librarianship. 

They’ve published their poetry in Reserve and Renew: LIS Mental Health Zine, Issue 5, “Unpacking Resilience” and have co-authored two scholarly book chapters in books: “Knowledge Justice: Disrupting Library and Information Studies through Critical Race Theory” from Sophia Leung and Jorge Ricardo Lopez-McKnight, MIT Press and “Residencies Revisited: Reflections Library Residency Programs from the Past and Present” from Preethi Gorecki and Arielle Petrovich, Library Juice Press.

She is often found nestled in a sunbeam with her cat, reading young adult fantasy, watching anime, or taking a contemplative walk. 

Nimisha is Visual Arts Librarian for Hillyer Art Library at Smith College, where she supports all research, reference, collection development, and digital scholarship for the visual arts. In her spare time you can find her riding her bike, knitting, or reading. @mishiebhat on Twitter.

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