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  • Dr. Keren Dali is an Associate Professor at the Library & Information Science (LIS) program, University of Denver. A social worker and an academic librarian in her professional past, Keren holds BA in Social Work, Master of Information Studies, and Ph.D. in Information Science degrees. An alumna of the U of Toronto, Canada, Keren has also earned Certificates in Diversity & Inclusion and Project Management from Cornell University. With over two decades of research and publishing experience and graduate teaching experience in the U.S and Canada, Keren holds the inaugural Connie Van Fleet Award for Research Excellence in Public Library Services to Adults and the Norman Horrocks Leadership Award from ALISE; the ALA David Cohen/ EMIERT Multicultural Award for the article "Diversity by Design" (with N. Caidi); and the Outstanding Reviewer distinction and the Outstanding and Highly Commended Paper distinctions from the Emerald publisher. She has chaired committees for both ALISE and ASIST; she’s also a co-founder and co-convener of the ALISE “Disabilities in LIS” SIG. In 2020, she was a co-Chair of the ALISE annual conference. From 2017 to 2019, Keren served as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) For many years, Keren has been serving on the editorial boards of the Library Quarterly, Journal of Education for Library & Information Science (JELIS),  and the Journal of Librarianship & Information Science (JoLIS). In her career, Keren has taught courses in Foundations of LIS, Reference Services, Collection Management, International Information & Culture, The Reading Experience in LIS, Reading Practices & Audiences around the World, Outreach, and Privilege & Equity. Keren holds the inaugural Outstanding Instructor Award from the iSchool, U of Toronto, and has been continuously nominated by DU LIS Students as a Faculty Career Champion. Keren's work has been funded by the Morgridge College of Education; University of Denver Faculty Research Fund; the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (Post-doctoral Fellowship and Connection Grant); American Library Association (two Carnegie-Whitney grants for the work on Bibliotherapy (2014) for Librarians and International Children's literature in English translation (2020)); and Institution of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Currently, Keren is working on the two large IMLS projects: The National Leadership Grant (with Kim M. Thompson as co-PI; U of South Carolina Libraries, and University of Colorado Boulder Libraries) titled: "The Practice Model for an Equitable Workplace Transition Program (EWTP): Disability and Neurodiversity" and the Laura Bush 21 grant (with New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library; and Arapahoe Library District) titled "Enhancing the Capacity of Public Library Staff to Serve Multilingual Communities."

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