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We're excited to announce that DeEtta Jones will deliver the keynote address at the November 5-6 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference + Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting. The keynote will focus on how to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion principles into our work and within our organizations. 

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We're excited to announce that DeEtta Jones will deliver the keynote address at the November 5-6 Upper Midwest Digital Collections  Conference + Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting.  The keynote will focus on how to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion principles into our work and within our organizations. 

About DeEtta Jones

DeEtta Jones is the founder and CEO of DeEtta Jones and Associates (DJA), a global minority and woman-owned management consulting and training firm. DJA specializes in on-line and in-person professional development services; business strategy; strategic planning; diversity and inclusion strategy, council, and business resource rollout; C-suite and leadership team development; executive coaching; communication strategy as well as organizational assessment and development. 

Established in 2005, DJA works with hundreds of organizations across industries such as advertising; financial services; higher and EC-12 education; hospitality, libraries, not-for-profits, public utilities; retail; technology; and transportation. 

Based in South Florida, DeEtta presents to tens of thousands of people annually and serves on the Leadership Council for the National Small Business Association and as a Board Member for Perspectives Charter Schools in Chicago, IL. 

Before launching DJA, DeEtta was director of organizational learning services for the Association of Research Libraries. Prior to that appointment, she served as director of diversity initiatives and as director of human rights advocacy and education for the City of Fort Collins, CO as well as coordinator of multicultural training and education at Colorado State University. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on leadership, management, and equity, diversity and inclusion at two R1 universities.

DeEtta has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Colorado State University, attended the graduate program in information science at The Catholic University of America, and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University.
 

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Sara Ring
Continuing Education Librarian
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