Shaneé Yvette Murrain

Shaneé Yvette Murrain is a Digital Developer and Community Builder. Over the last decade, she has been a transformative leader on increasing the capacity of often under-represented and under-resourced community-based organizations within the Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) sector. Her goal has been to cultivate equity-advancing relationships between national grassroots and grasstops organizations at the intersection of race and gender inclusion. 

Shaneé is the Director of Community Engagement of the Digital Public Library of America, a national network of more than 4,000 contributing cultural heritage organizations to advance the preservation, dissemination, and use of our shared digital heritage. She also stewarded partnerships and curation for the Black Women’s Suffrage Digital Collection. Previously she was Director of Library Services and Archivist at Payne Theological Seminary, where she curated the Payne Theological Seminary and African Methodist Episcopal Church Digital Collection. 

Shaneé is passionate about making sure people have the information they need to do the work they were called to do. She also believes that education is a spiritual encounter and we can reclaim heritage through the digital.

SPEAKING TOPICS INCLUDE: 

Inclusive Design in Libraries

Building Reciprocal Relationships with Communities

African American Women’s History and Digital Archives

Black Women in Librarianship

Inclusive Research

For far too long, libraries and archives have been predominantly shaped by white preferences and prejudices.
- Shaneé Yvette Murrain
The goal of the Black Women's Suffrage Digital Collection is to elevate Black Women's activism in our national narrative in places where it has been erased.
- Shaneé Yvette Murrain
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