Nichelle M. Hayes, MPA, MLS, is the President of the Black Caucus of
the American Library Association BCALA (2022-2024). She works as an
Information Professional with a focus on the African Diaspora, Community
Engagement and Inclusion. As an active member of ALA she serves on the
“2023 ALA Nominating Committee” & “Working Group to Condemn White
Supremacy and Fascism as Antithetical to Library Work” 2022 - 2023.
Hayes was recently honored as a 2023 Culture Carrier Award Honoree and
2022 National Coalition of 100 Black Women - Breakthrough Women Award.
She is a genealogist with a focus on African Ancestry and keeping
families connected, as documented in her blog “The Ties that Bind
Hayes is a graduate of the former IU School of Library &
Information Science (SLIS) with her Masters in Library Science, (now
Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Indianapolis).