Diane L. Barlow, Affiliate Faculty, iSchool, University of Maryland, College Park, recently retired from active employment at the University of Maryland, where she served as Associate Dean until 2011. In that position, she assisted Ann Prentice in planning the Outstanding African American Information Professional Award, now known as the James Partridge Award. Her areas of expertise include education for the information professions, curriculum development, and management. In addition to this book, she is currently a member of the Lilead Project team and is working on a book related to school libraries in the United States. She is Executive Director of Citizens for Maryland Libraries, a state-wide advocacy group that works for libraries of all types.
Paul T. Jaeger, Professor, Diversity Officer, and Director of the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program of the College of Information Studies and Co-Director of the Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC) at the University of Maryland, Ph.D., J.D., in his teaching and research, focuses on the ways in which law and public policy shape information behavior, with a specific focus on issues of human rights and social justice. He is the author of more than 160 journal articles and book chapters, as well as more than a dozen books. His research has been funded by the Institute of Museum & Library Services, the National Science Foundation, the American Library Association, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, among others. Dr. Jaeger is Editor of Library Quarterly and Co-Editor of Advances in Librarianship, and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion. He is founder and chair of the Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science (CIDLIS), and co-chaired the first UMD Disability Summit in 2016. In 2014, he received the Library Journal/ALISE Excellence in Education Award, the international educator of the year award for the field of library and information science.