Meet Jeff Witt! An RT Member Profile

By A. Faulkner

What is your role in the GLBTRT?

General Member

What does the GLBTRT mean to you?

A way to stay in tune with current issues and a way to network

Are you involved in ALA in other ways?

Not yet, I am a new member – I am looking for ways to get more involved.

What professional work do you perform?

I am the Diversity & Inclusion Specialist for the Univ. of Michigan Library.

What would you like to share about your personal life?

My husband and I were married in 2016, but have been together for 17 years.

What are you most proud of?

The college students and young adults that I have been able to provide encouragement and support to as they overcome the odds.

Who inspires you?

MLK, Ru Paul (and Donald Trump in an aversive way)

What are your goals? (Professional and/or personal.)

To build intercultural competencies within the context of higher education.

What do you think (or predict) is the future of libraries?

Increased movement (and more purposeful movement) between being a neutral space, a safe space and a brave space.

In what direction would you like the GLBTRT to move in the future?

Developing and empowering intercultural competency training programs that can be delivered in our libraries – especially focused on GLBT+ Ally training. 

What would be the title of your autobiography?

Of Being Vulnerable

If you could only choose one song to play every time you entered a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Illuminate the Dark – by Tom Goss



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