Keynote speakers

2020  LibTech Keynote Speakers:


April M. Hathcock works internationally at the intersection of libraries, scholarly communication, law, and social justice. She is currently the Director of Scholarly Communications and Information Policy at New York University where she educates the campus community on issues of ownership, access, and rights in the research lifecycle. Hathcock received her J.D. and LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Duke University School of Law and her M.L.I.S. from the University of South Florida. Before entering librarianship, she practiced intellectual property and antitrust law for a global private firm. Her research interests include diversity and inclusion in librarianship, cultural creation and exchange, and the ways in which social and legal infrastructures benefit the works of certain groups over others. She is a 2018 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, as well as the author of the article “White Librarianship in Blackface: Diversity Initiatives in LIS” and the blog At the Intersection, which examines issues at the intersection of feminism, libraries, social justice, and the law.

Announcement Forthcoming for 3/19/2020 Keynote