Dawn Betts-Green, originally from Sylacauga, AL, is a radical librarian with a deep love for southern queer history. A member of the 2016 cohort of Point Foundation LGBTQ Scholars, she earned bachelor’s degrees in Women’s Studies, Religion, and Creative Writing and a master’s and PhD in Library and Information Studies (LIS) all from Florida State University. She has taught as both an adjunct and visiting professor covering Information Literacy, Information Ethics, LGBTQIA+ Issues in Public Libraries, and other topics in librarianship. Her dissertation and other graduate work all focused on LGBTQIA+ issue in libraries, particularly issues of access and representation. She is currently serving as Visiting Lecturer for Old Dominion University and has also been asked to guest lecture for LIS courses at multiple universities on librarianship and LGBTQIA+ issues, has published on varying topics of diversity and inclusion within LIS, and has presented at several conferences, including the inaugural Queer History South. Dawn is committed to building diverse, inclusive, and safe spaces for Queer and Trans folks, particularly in the rural south.

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