Associate Dean Broussard Honored for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion!

Hearty congratulations to Associate Dean and Director of the Mendik Library Camille Broussard on being named the American Association of Law Libraries’ Diversity and Inclusion Librarian of the Month!  The program highlights “librarians . . . whose work advances the cause of diversity, equity and inclusion.” Dean Broussard was recognized for her “decades of work and contributions within the profession, along with her involvement in creating the Social Responsibilities SIS Standing Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity” in 1985. Dean Broussard noted that from its inception, the Committee “worked to create an educational space for discussion on issues of concern to the lesbian and gay community and to raise awareness of law-related problems of gay men and lesbians within the law librarian profession, their patron groups, and the society at large.” Over the years, the Committee expanded from LGBTQ+ to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Dean Broussard remarked that after 36 years, “it is amazing to see how far we have come—how many new members we have welcomed, mentored, and given a place to call home.”