Alum Named Diversity Resident at University of Tennessee

By Purnell T. Cropper | September 3, 2010

Rabia Gibbs ’06M.Ed. is serving as one of the 2010-13 Diversity Residents at the University of Tennessee Libraries. The Diversity Librarian Residency Program was established in 2002 with the intention of integrating ethnic and cultural diversity, as well as the passion and knowledge of recent graduates to the University.

Gibbs earned an M.Ed. in Elementary Education and graduated with departmental honors from Arcadia. She also received her M.L.I.S. from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.A. in Philosophy from Evergreen State College.

According to the July 6 posting of the Association of College and Research Libraries Residency Interest Group blog , Gibbs’ residency “will include rotations in the following departments: Research Services & Collections; Special Collections; and Digital Library Initiative.” It also names Gibbs as a member of the American Library Association and the Society of American Archivists.”

To read more about Gibbs, access the Residency Interest Group blog at