Karen Hillman is the Director of Marketing & Communications for Kent State University Libraries. The Libraries' Communication Office actively promotes library services, resources and events. On behalf of the University Libraries, she attended The 13th Gathering of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers held in Spearfish, South Dakota. Her personal interest in the symposium lies in two things: helping women feel confident and comfortable in leadership roles; and furthering a welcoming acceptance of cultural diversity. The University Libraries support and embrace diversity, learning and the pursuit of information. They are also a sponsor of the exhibit and symposium.