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Ione T Damasco

Professor; Interim Dean of University Libraries and Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence and Organizational Development

Full-Time Faculty

Libraries: Inclusive Excellence and Organizational Development, Deans Office


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



Ione has been with the University of Dayton Libraries since 2005. They are currently the Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence and Organizational Development. 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. They collaborate across the Libraries' divisions to ensure the organization is constantly learning, growing, and evolving to meet the changing needs of the UD community.


  • M.L.I.S., Kent State University
  • B.A., English, The Ohio State University

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