Dominique Turnbow

Dominique Turnbow
Instructional Design Librarian
UC San Diego


Areas of Academic Specialty
Instructional Design, Assessment
How many years have you been in the profession?
Why did you become a librarian?
I began my career in medical libraries because I wanted to empower people to find information so they can make informed decisions. I quickly found that my interests extended into teaching students critical thinking skills both in the classroom and in online environments.
Why is it important to be active in our union?
Because Audre Lorde reminds me, “your silence will not protect you.”
How are you contributing to this round of bargaining?
  • I’m on the Table Team
  • I’m on the Statewide Bargaining Committee
  • I’m organizing & agitating on my local campus
What aspects of working conditions do you want to see improve for your fellow librarians?
I want us to be treated as academic partners as reflected in issues related to academic freedom and competitive academic salaries.