Lisely Laboy

Staff Profile

Lisely Laboy

Grant Project Manager
Education Library Room 1505

Lisely Laboy (She/Ella)

MLIS Florida State University, Library and Information Science
B.A. University of Florida, Women’s Studies & Sociology

Responsibilities: Project Manager for a grant-funded project called “Middle Grade and Young Adult Books Featuring Black, Indigenous People, and People of Color: Where Are They?”, funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant, LG-250070-OLS-21. This project will enhance the discoverability of middle grade and young adult books featuring characters who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) within the Diverse BookFinder.

Recent Scholarship:

  • Elrod, E., Koppitch, M., Laboy, L., & Kester, B. (2024). Mind the gaps: Exploring diversity in school library collections. Knowledge Quest, 52(4), 46-51.
  • Caponegro, R., Alteri, S., Aronson, K., Laboy, L., & Jamison, A. (2024) Forming and sustaining a community of practice for volunteer-based EDI work. In The Library With The Lead Pipe.
  • Laboy, L., Elrod, R., Aronson, K., & Kester, B. (2022). Room for improvement: Picture books featuring BIPOC characters, 2015-2020. Publishing Research Quarterly.