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Debra Trogdon-Livingston, MLS

User Experience and Education Strategist

MUSC Libraries
Region 2, Network of the National Library of Medicine trogdonl@musc.edu | 843-792-0265


Debra Trogdon-Livingston serves as the User Experience and Education Strategist for Region 2 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) headquartered at MUSC. She is the communication liaison for the region and provides resources, education, and program evaluation services to members and communities in region 2. Debra brings more than seventeen years of library experience and more than ten years of health and wellness programming. She has presented at local, regional, and national conferences. She has a strong focus on community partnerships, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, and health literacy.

Education

  • MLS, Master of Library Science, East Carolina University (2021)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate, University of Southern Florida, MUMA School of Business (2021)
  • BA, French, Winthrop University (2001)

Selected Presentations

  • Trogdon-Livingston, Debra A. "Let Teambuilding Steer Your Ship to Safety." NC Live Leadership Conference. March 19, 2021.
  • Colón-Aguirre, Mónica and Trogdon-Livingston, Debra A. "Connecting Health and Libraries." ALA Student Chapter Event. March 9, 2021.
  • Colón-Aguirre, Mónica and Trogdon-Livingston, Debra A. "Leadership in Libraries." ALA Student Chapter Event. February 9, 2021.
  • Alaniz, Des, Colón-Aguirre, Mónica, and Trogdon-Livingston, Debra A. "Pathways to Justice in Library Work." ALA Student Chapter Event. November 17, 2020.
  • Miller, Sarah, Trogdon-Livingston, Debra, and Winfrey, Emily. "Unlocking Early Literacy Leadership: Opening Doors to Staff, Parents, Teachers, and Community Leaders." Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) Leadership Institute and Conference. October 8, 2020.
  • Miller, Sarah and Trogdon-Livingston, Debra A. "Programming with Intent." Gaston County Public Library Staff Development Day." February 17, 2020.
  • Colón-Aguirre, Mónica and Trogdon-Livingston, Debra A. "MLS Internship Panel." ALA Student Chapter Event. September 22, 2020.
  • Sixkiller, Jenneffer and Trogdon-Livingston, Debra. "Wellness @ Your Library." North Carolina Library Association. October 18, 2019.
  • Trogdon-Livingston, Debra. "Developing and Managing Effective Teams." Gaston County, NC Human Resources S.E.T. (Supervisor Effectiveness Training. October 25, 2017.

Selected Recognition and Awards

  • Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2021.
  • Inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, 2021.
  • Elected East Carolina University American Library Association Student Chapter President, 2020.
  • Gaston County Wellness Leadership Award, 2018.
  • Selected for North Carolina Library Association Leadership Institute, 2018.
  • Gaston County Public Library Teamwork Award Nominee, 2016.
  • Gaston County Employee of the Year, 2016.