Champions of Change
For nearly a quarter of a century, Gloria Tibbs has worked as a librarian. She is a Teaching and Learning Services Librarian at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she has been ensconced since 2001. Additionally, Gloria serves as the Library’s Diversity Liaison, a role that enables her to diligently promote the principles of diversity, inclusiveness, and respect throughout the libraries, the campus, the greater Kansas City community, and the profession. In collaboration with colleagues, Tibbs develops programming opportunities to enhance cultural understanding, celebrate diversity, and engage UMKC students, faculty, and external community members in non-traditional means of intellectual discovery.