Esther Medina De León, an Associate Librarian at Texas Tech University Libraries, has a MLS from the University of North Texas, Denton, and BA in Humanities, w/a specialization in Spanish, from Lubbock Christian University. She serves as a Women’s & Gender Studies Affiliated Faculty, on the President's Gender Equity Council, a Leaders Engaged in Advancing Diversity (L.E.A.D) Fellow; on the advisory board for the Centers for Mexican American & Latino Studies and Latin American & Iberian Studies; and primary investigator (PI) of the Chicana/x Latina/x Working Group, which serves to continue research and create dialog on the influence of Chicana and Latina feminisms.
Her goals are to provide resources that are accessible to the TTU campus community, provide leadership and research skills in the areas of diversity and Latino/Hispanic studies, as well as in the promotion of students, staff, and faculty in their own studies and professional and personal development.
Areas of interest include librarianship, women's & gender studies, Chicana/Latina feminism & studies, diversity, equity, and inclusion studies, diversity within administration/management positions in the library and higher education, faculty mentoring, co-culture mentoring, and Hispanic, Chicana/o, Latina/o, culture, heritage and growth, to name a few. Through the organizations that I serve and advise I promote diversity and the Latino culture by advocating these organizations’ efforts of supporting their peer's growth in leadership, educational, and professional goals in many of the programs, scholarships, and activities that the organizations hold.
The following guides provide information on various resources for specific areas such as databases, books, online resources, etc.