Melissa Cardenas-Dow is a social sciences librarian at Sacramento State University, responsible for the subject areas of psychology, ethnic studies, women’s and gender studies, and education. She is currently a Councilor-at-Large of the American Library Association. Most recently, she worked with the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) as the Graphics Design Coordinator within the JCLC 2018 Public Relations Committee. She is active with the California Faculty Association (CFA), the labor union representing teaching faculty, librarians, counselors, and coaches in the California State University System. She is currently the tenure-track faculty delegate of the Sacramento chapter of CFA and is a member of the CFA system-wide Librarians Committee.