Michelle Hamiel serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS)in Prince George’s County Maryland. She has spent the last few years helping to position PGCMLS as a national leader in the library world. As a servant leader Michelle believes in working to develop policies, procedures and services that enriches the lives of individuals, provides access for all and tears down barriers that prevent others from realizing their full potential. Michelle believes her work in libraries equalizes the playing field for the underserved. Embracing the core value of libraries: access, democracy, diversity, education and lifelong learning, Michelle consistently embraces and implements new ideas, innovations and programs that transform libraries and those who use them. Michelle is a James Partridge award winner. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Library Science. Michelle keeps her finger on the pulse of library innovation by actively participating on ALA, PLA and MLA committees. Michelle also receives inspiration from her students at the University of Maryland ISchool where she serves as an instructor.
LBSC 620 Diverse Populations Inclusion and Information Studies
Recent Publications & Products
Paul T. Jaeger, Nicole A. Cooke, CeciliaFeltis, Michelle Hamiel, Fiona Jardine. KatieShilton, "The Virtuous Circle Revisited: Injecting Diversity, Inclusion, Rights, Justice, and Equity into LIS from Education to Advocacy," The Library Quarterly 85, no. 2 (April 2015): 150-171.