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Ione T Damasco

Professor; Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence, Engagement, and Operations

Full-Time Faculty

Libraries: Inclusive Excellence, Engagement, and Operations, Deans Office


Email: Ione T Damasco
Phone: 937-229-4238
Roesch Library 235F



Ione has been with the University of Dayton Libraries since 2005, where they are currently the Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence, Engagement, and Operations. In this role, they strive to ensure inclusive excellence is a deeply embedded framework within the Libraries. They provide leadership, guidance, and support for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, as well as outreach and engagement efforts across the Libraries.


  • M.L.I.S., Kent State University (2005)
  • B.A., The Ohio State University (1997)

Professional Activities

  • Member of the American Library Association (ALA)
  • Member of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures
  • Member of the Association for College and Research Libraries
  • Member of the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO)
  • Member of the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)

Research Interests

  • Issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic librarianship
  • Leadership development for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) librarians in academic libraries
  • Challenging characteristics of white supremacy culture in library organizations

Selected Publications