Wellness Strategies for Those Experiencing Microaggressions Plus Workplace Stress


Apr 30, 2019 10:13 AM

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Jaena Alabi
Research and Instruction Services Librarian @Auburn University - Ralph Brown Draughon Library
Jaena Alabi is a Research and Instruction Services Librarian for the areas of English, psychology, and Africana Studies at Auburn University’s Ralph Brown Draughon Library. Her research interests include peer review of teaching for academic librarians, library collaborations with writing centers, and the effect of racial microaggressions on librarians and profession.
Dr. Nicole A. Cooke
Associate Professor @University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - School of Information Sciences
Dr. Nicole A. Cooke is an Associate Professor at the School of Information Sciences, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research and teaching interests include human information behavior (particularly in the online context), critical cultural information studies, and diversity and social justice in librarianship (with an emphasis on infusing them into LIS education and pedagogy). Cooke has published numerous articles and book chapters, and she is the author of the book, Information Services to Diverse Populations: Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals (Libraries Unlimited, 2016), and co-editor of the book, Teaching for Justice: Implementing Social Justice in the LIS Classroom (Library Juice Press, 2017). Her latest book is Fake News and Alternative Facts: Information Literacy in a Post-Truth Era (ALA Editions, 2018).
Chippewa M. Thomas
Associate Professor of Counselor Education and Supervision and Director of the Office of Faculty Engagement @Auburn University
Chippewa M. Thomas is an Associate Professor of Counselor Education and Supervision in the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling and Director of the Office of Faculty Engagement at Auburn University. Chippewa has published in journals such as the Journal of Counseling and Development, The Family Journal, Educational Gerontology, Journal of Specialists in Group Work, International Journal of Progressive Education. She has also contributed to book chapters in edited books. Thomas’ scholarship focuses on culturally competent counseling practice, social justice in action, community engagement/ publicly-engaged scholarship, and wellness/vitality in higher education. She is currently roster-listed as a Fulbright Specialist in Counselor Education.