The library staff is thrilled to welcome Dymond Bush to our Research & Instruction team. Originally from East Providence, Dymond has an incredibly unique background, having most recently worked as a Reference Librarian at the Coventry Public Library where she also served as the Director of the Literacy Volunteers of Kent County, an adult literacy nonprofit. She also brings experience working with corporate business libraries as she interned with the Fidelity Investments library in summer 2021.
Before changing career paths from a background in the nonprofit sector to libraries, she worked as a program manager for Scholar Athletes in Boston and as a high school advisor for the College Crusade of Rhode Island, putting her master’s degree in kinesiology specializing in sports management and policy to good use.
She is the Vice Chair of the Cornucopia of Rhode Island, a section of the Rhode Island Library Association that serves Rhode Island’s library community of color. Dymond is also a 2020-2022 Association of Research Libraries Kaleidoscope Diversity Scholar and 2020–2021 American Library Association Spectrum Scholar.
When asked how these experiences will shape her approach as a Research librarian she said, “My career and volunteer experiences were all service oriented. They’ve helped prepare me to be able to help out where needed and to also support people in achieving their goals.” Bryant is lucky to welcome someone to campus who is so driven to help others succeed. Come by the Research and Instruction desk to meet Dymond and learn more about her.