Jody Gray (Cheyenne River Lakota) is the Associate University Librarian for Research at the University of Minnesota Libraries. She has 20 years of experience working in libraries, higher education, and non-profit organizations in equity, diversity, inclusion, and leadership development. Jody began her career as the Diversity Outreach Librarian at the University of Minnesota Libraries. She has served as the Director of the Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services at the American Library Association and as the Director of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences. Jody is a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory, a W.K. Kellogg Racial Healing Circles facilitator, and certified with Courageous Conversations about Race. She received her Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and her Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Jody is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in South Dakota.
Jody Gray, MS