Elusive Measures: The Imperative to Identify and Utilize DEI Indicators that Shape Stakeholder and Organizational Outcomes
Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Denise Stephens, Peggy V. Helmerich Chair and Dean of University Libraries, University of Oklahoma
Denise Stephens is Peggy V. Helmerich Chair and Dean of University Libraries since May 2021. She returned to OU after serving in library and information technology leadership roles at the University of Virginia, the University of Kansas, Syracuse University, the University of California at Santa Barbara, and Washing University in St. Louis. She is an Oklahoma native who received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University. During her professional career, she has focused a considerable among of her leadership effort on considerations related to how academic research libraries develop organizationally and strategies for demonstrating relevance and value in the higher education landscape. Her contributions include service on the ARL Diversity and Research and Analytics committees, as well as board service for several national organizations advancing access to scholarship and cultural heritage materials. Among these are the Digital Public Library of America, the Center for Research Libraries Global Resources Network, the WEST Regional Storage Trust, and the Greater Western Library Alliance.