Ayoola White // Communications and Publicity Chair// @ayoola_crayola // she, her, hers
Ayoola White is a student in the history and archives management dual degree program at Simmons College. She is a co-chair for the Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG) as well. You can find her around campus working at Simmons’ Beatley Library, working at the SLIS Tech Lab, or poking around the SLIS lounge to say hello to friends or look for free food. She enjoys cooking, yoga, kickboxing, podcasts, and reading. She really likes reference library and archives roles because it allows her to be a know-it-all. Ayoola served on the planning crew for last year’s DERAIL, and she presented as well. She enjoys the creative, collaborative, and supportive atmosphere that the DERAIL forum brings to those who attend it.
Bridgett Pride // Project Manager and Social Media Chair // @BridgettKathryn // she, her, hers
Bridgett Kathryn Pride is a third year dual degree Library Science student at Simmons College studying Archives and History. She serves as the Simmons College Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA) President, and is the project manager for DERAIL 2018, the third DERAIL that she has been a part of. Bridgett is currently the Learning Commons Library Assistant at Simmons’ Beatley Library, where she works closely with students to help reflect their interests through library programming, including zine workshops, open mic nights, and displays, in addition to managing the service desk. Bridgett has a passion for cooking, crafts, and her two feline fur babies, Kooka Bear (10) and Loretta June (12).
Jade Mejia // Catering and Technology Liaison // @jade__mejia // she, her, hers
Jade is a dual degree student at Simmons in the History and Archives Management program. She is interested in user accessibility, community and queer archives, and Latinx representation. Jade is currently a Learning Commons Library Assistant, at Beatley Library. When she is not working or going to class she can be found surrounded by something true crime related.
Moonyung Kang-Larsen // Archivist // @moonyungk // she, her, hers
Moonyung comes to Information Science with an interest in metadata, open data, and cataloging. She has a professional background in historical musicology, art history, medieval manuscripts, as well as cello/violin performance and pedagogy. Moonyung currently works at Simmons College Beatley library, where she is a Discovery Services Library Assistant. She aspires to build open databases and to continue working with Special Collections. In addition to acting as Archivist for DERAIL, Moonyung is Treasurer for Students of Color at SLIS (SoCS) and Co-Chair for Student Chapter International Relations Round Table (SCIRRT). In her spare time, she likes to travel the globe and write songs about her cat, Hoodoo.
Peter Jubinsky // Volunteer and Submissions Review Coordinator//he, him, his
Peter is in his second to last semester at SLIS after several years in the wilderness that is Off-Broadway theatre and bartending, with no idea what he wanted to do with anything. So, he thinks it’s pretty alright to have focus now. He is a library assistant at an academic/public library hybrid, Bunker Hill Community College, which is swell and special. It also affords him the opportunity to field reference and tech questions, collaborate on informational handouts and the general scope of the space, oversee student workers, and provide circulation services, which may be (read: IS) his favorite part of all. Still, his real passion is for public and prison libraries, and especially the intersection of the two, in public library services to the incarcerated. Other research interests include services to underrepresented and underprivileged groups. He is also real big into only being awake at night, crime books, and looking like some sort of smug jerk in bookstores.
Quincy Knapp // Unconference Coordinator and Guest Liaison // @// she, her, hers
Quincy Knapp is finishing up her second year at SLIS in the general program. She is interested in accessibility and social justice in libraries. Aside from working with the awesome planning crew, she was Event Chair for PLG, the Progressive Librarians Guild, and is a Co-Chair for SoCS, Students of Color at SLIS. She currently works at Wellesley Free Library, planning children’s programs, playing with robots, and creating displays. When she’s not planning anything, she’s playing board games or reading YA lit on the couch with her roommate’s cats. The cats are looking forward to finishing the Raven Cycle.
Shannon Compton // SLIS West Liaison // she, her, hers
Shannon is in the general program at Simmons West, but is focusing on accessibility, diversity, and technology. In addition to working with DERAIL, she is the treasurer for LISSA West and also the West Campus and online students contact for SPECTRA. She is currently working for the Erving Public Library as an assistant librarian and Greenfield Community College where she teaches biology and microbiology courses. She has a strong interest in developing Open Educational Resources, which is why she is focusing on accessibility, diversity, and technology at Simmons. In her free time she enjoys cooking, playing with her two horses and four cats, and relaxing with her partner.
Shay Elbaum // Finance and Legal Chair // @shayelbaum // he, him, his
Shay Elbaum is in the second year of his MLIS program. He remembers following along with the first DERAIL conference on Twitter and is extremely jazzed to be a part of planning this year’s conference. He worked as a lawyer before coming to Simmons and is excited about access to justice, legal education, justice for indigenous peoples, and cold places. He’s currently a jack-of-all-trades intern at the library of the Northeastern University School of Law. His favorite Library of Congress subclass is KI.