Nicky Andrews (Māori, Pākehā) is a member of the Ngāti Pāoa iwi, currently living on Ramaytush Ohlone territory.
They work as the Open Education Librarian for the University of San Francisco, where their work includes information literacy instruction, and coordinating Open Access efforts on campus.
Their academic credentials include a Master of Library & Information Science from the University of Washington; and a Master of Indigenous Studies from the University of Otago.
They are currently an advisor for the USF Pacific Islander Student Collective, and participating in a year-long faculty group on Knowledge Sovereignty and Indigenizing Universities.
Naomi Bishop (Akimel O'odham/Gila River Indian Community) is an Associate Librarian at the University of Arizona Health Science Library at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.
She received her MLIS from University of Washington iSchool and her BA in German Studies and Political Science from the University of Arizona.
She is a member of the Medical Library Association and the American Indian Library Association. She is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals and a recipient of the American Library Association I Love My Librarian award in 2021.
Keahiahi Long lives in Maunalua, Oʻahu, is a mea hula no Waʻahila, and is the Librarian at the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
Her primary duties are to support the creation of, access to, and use of materials related to ʻike Hawaiʻi.
Keahiahi holds a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science and Bachelor’s Degrees in Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
She is also currently pursuing her doctoral degree in the Communication and Information Science Program at UHM. As a Co-PI on projects like Lau Ā Lau Ka ʻIke and Ka Wai Hāpai, Keahiahi's recent work focuses on Indigenous knowledge organization systems.
Baharak Yousefi grew up in Shiraz, immigrated to Vancouver as a refugee, and lives by the Salish Sea.
Baharak is a librarian at Simon Fraser University and a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at SFU.
She is co-editor of Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership, which won the 2018 Association of College and Research Libraries Award for Significant Achievement in Women and Gender Studies Librarianship.
Baharak is interested in libraries as sites of power, liberation, belonging, and exclusion.
Past keynote speakers: Nolan Cabrera (2020), Sofia Leung (2020), Jennifer Ferretti (2018), Monica J. Casper (2016), and David James Hudson (2016).