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Alisha Keig named ARL Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion -

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has appointed Alisha Keig as Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, effective May 10, 2023. Alisha previously served as the associate director for Equity in Schools at Beloved Community, a racial and economic equity consulting firm.

Alisha is a skilled project manager, executive coach, facilitator, and curriculum designer who has spent 10 years in the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and education sectors. For the past 5 years, Alisha’s work primarily focused on guiding organizational leadership teams to build sustainable DEI practices. She has worked with executive leaders across the United States in multiple sectors to unearth pain points, operationalize DEI commitments, construct multi-year strategic equity plans, and build capacity for change management. She is an expert professional development leader and has extensive experience customizing content, developing tools, and collecting and analyzing data. As a consultant and coach, Alisha understands the importance of leading with inquiry and co-creating a space of ownership and expertise. And as a facilitator, Alisha takes complex ideas and makes them available to any audience.

As ARL director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Alisha will be responsible for actively contributing to the design, delivery, and assessment of all of ARL’s Learning programs. She will develop and implement the ARL Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries & Archives (IDEAL) Conference; provide tools and resources to advance the Association’s DEI + Learning goals; and operationalize efforts to actualize and measure the Association’s impact related to DEI.

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