Publications & Presentations

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Exploring Inclusive and Equitable Pedagogies: Creating Space for All Learners (editor, with Robin Brown, Elizabeth Foster, Melissa Mallon, Jane Nichols, and Ariana Santiago). Chicago: ACRL Press (2023). Introduction to Section 2.

The Politics of Theory in the Practice of Critical Librarianship. Eds. Karen Nicholson and Maura Seale. Sacramento: Library Juice Press. (2018). Introduction, Karen P. Nicholson and Maura Seale

Articles and Book Chapters

Illegible Labor: Towards a Documentary Practice of Digital Humanities.” (with Spencer D. C. Keralis and Rafia Mirza). Debates in the Digital Humanities 2023. Eds. Matthew K. Gold and Lauren Klein. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press (2023).

The Romance Fiction Web Archive Collection: Lessons Learned from Community, Context, and Controversy (with Steve Ammidown). Archive-It Blog (2023).

Acting ‘As If:’ Critical Pedagogy, Empowerment, and Labor.” (with Rafia Mirza and Karen P. Nicholson). CLAPS Anthology. Chicago: ACRL Press (2023).

Information Literacy, Diversity, and One-Shot ‘Pedagogies of the Practical.‘” (with Karen P. Nicholson). College & Research Libraries. (2022).

The Saboteur in the Academic Library.” (with Kate Dohe, Celia Emmelhainz, and Erin Pappas. Libraries as Dysfunctional Organizations and Workplaces. Ed. Spencer Arcadia. New York: Routledge (2022).

Make Me Think! Exploring Library UX through the Lens of (Critical) Information Literacy.” (with Alison Hicks and Karen P. Nicholson). Library Quarterly (April 2022).

Towards a Critical Turn in Library UX.” (with Alison Hicks and Karen P. Nicholson). College & Research Libraries (January 2022).

Service Ceiling: The High Cost of Professional Development for Academic Librarians.” (with Faith Bradham, Bridgette Comanda, Amanda Koizura, and Jaci Wilkinson). In the Library with the Lead Pipe (2021).

The Coin of Love and Virtue: Academic Libraries and Value in a Global Pandemic.” (with Rafia Mirza). Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship 6 (2020).

Service, Gender, and Liaison Librarianship.” (with Megan Browndorf). Deconstructing Service in Libraries. Eds. Veronica Arellano-Douglas and Joanna Gadsby. Sacramento: Library Juice Press (2020). 

Critical Library Instruction, Causing Trouble, and Institutionalization.” Communications in Information Literacy 14.1 (2020).

Empty Presence: Library Labor, Prestige, and the MLS.” (with Rafia Mirza). Library Trends  68.2 (2019).

Just -in-Time or Just-in-Case? Time, Learning Analytics, and the Academic Library.” (with Karen Nicholson and Nicole Pagowsky). Library Trends 68.1 (2019).

Teaching with Digital Primary Sources: Literacies, Finding and Evaluating, Citing, Ethics, and Existing Models. (with Brianna Gormly, Hannah Alpert-Abrams, Andi Gustavson, Angie Kemp, Thea Lindquist, and Alexis Logsdon). Digital Library Federation white paper (2019).

Keeping Up With… Critical Assessment.” (with Candice Benjes-Small, Alex R. Hodges, and Meg Meiman). ACRL Keeping Up With… (June 2019).

Historicizing the Library: Information Literacy Instruction in the History Classroom.” The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Participating in The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Eds. Melissa Mallon, Rhonda Huisman, Lauren Hays, Cara Bradley, and Jackie Belanger. Chicago: ACRL Press (2019).

Speech and Silence: Race, Neoliberalism, and Intellectual Freedom.” (with Rafia Mirza). Journal of Radical Librarianship 5 (2019).

Efficiency or Jagged Edges: Resisting Neoliberal Logics of Assessment.” Progressive Librarian 46 (2018).

Who Killed the World? White Masculinity and the Technocratic Library of the Future.” (with Rafia Mirza). Topographies of Whiteness: Mapping Whiteness in Library and Information Science. Ed. Gina Schlesselman-Tarango. Sacramento: Library Juice Press (2017). Honorable Mention in Fifth Annual Library Juice Paper Contest.

Behavioral Expectations for the Mommy Librarian: The Successful Reference Transaction as Emotional Labor.” (with Erin Pappas and Celia Emmelhainz). The Feminist Reference Desk: Concepts, Critiques, and Conversations. Ed. Maria Accardi. Sacramento: Library Juice Press (2017).

Carrots in the Brownies: Incorporating Critical Librarianship in Unlikely PlacesCritical Library Pedagogy Handbook. Eds. Nicole Pagowsky and Kelly McElroy. Chicago: ACRL Press. (2016).

Thinking Through Visualizations: Critical Data Literacy Through Remittances.” (with Erin Pappas and Celia Emmelhainz). Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook. Eds. Nicole Pagowsky and Kelly McElroy. Chicago: ACRL Press (2016).

Compliant Trust: The Public Good and Democracy in the Core Values of LibrarianshipLibrary Trends 64.3 (2016).

Enlightenment, Neoliberalism, and Information Literacy.” Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship 1.1 (2016).

Marketing Information Literacy.” Communications in Information Literacy 7.2 (2013, invited editorial).

The Neoliberal Library.” Information Literacy and Social Justice: Radical Professional Praxis.  Eds. Lua Gregory and Shana Higgins. Duluth: Library Juice Press (2013). Translated into Spanish, with an Introduction by M. Engracia Martín Valdunciel.

Georgetown University’s Lauinger Library Embraces Web 2.0 World.” Capitol Librarian, May 2011, DCLA.

“Watchers, Punks, and Dashing Heroes: Representations of Male Librarians in Generation-X Mass Culture” (with Rafia Mirza).  Generation X Perspectives on Librarianship.  Eds. Martin K. Wallace, Erik Sean Estep, and Rebecca Tolley-Stokes.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011.

Information Literacy Standards and the Politics of Knowledge Production: Using User-Generated Content to Incorporate Critical Pedagogies.”  Critical Pedagogy and Library Instruction: An Edited Collection. Eds. Maria Accardi, Emily Drabinski, and Alana Kumbier. Duluth: Library Juice Press, 2010.

Old Maids, Policeman, and Social Rejects: Mass Media Representations and Public Perceptions of Librarians.” E-JASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship 9.1.

“‘I Find some Hindu Practices, Like Burning Widows, Utterly Bizarre:’ Representations of Sati and Questions of Choice in Veils of Silk.” Empowerment vs. Oppression: Twenty-First Century Views of Romance Novels. Ed. Sally Goade. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007.


Invited Plenary: Critical Library Instruction and the Question of Labor. LOEX Conference, Naperville, IL. May 2024.

Presentation: Changing Our Culture, Crafting Our Future: Developing and Implementing Anti-racism Training for Library Employees (with Jackson Huang and Shannon Moreno), Association of College and Research Libraries Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. March 2023.

Podcast: CPDWL Podcast Project Season 4, Episode 1 (with Kate Dohe, Celia Emmelhainz, and Erin Pappas.

Podcast: Collegeland Podcast Episode 10: Meet Me at the Library.

Presentation: Service Ceiling: The High Cost of Professional Development for Academic Librarians (with Faith Bradham, Bridgette Comanda, Amanda Koizura, Jaci Wilkinson), ACRL Conference, Online. April 2021 (declined).

Presentation: Make Me Think! Exploring UX through the Lens of Critical Information Literacy (with Alison Hicks and Karen Nicholson), Libraries in the Digital Age, Dubrovnik, Croatia. May 2020 (canceled).

Presentation: Learning Analytics, Power, and the Construction of Racialized Identity in Academic Libraries (with Karen Nicholson), Libraries in the Digital Age, Dubrovnik, Croatia. May 2020 (canceled).

Roundtable: Critical Library Pedagogy and Librarian Labor (with Rafia Mirza), Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium, Tucson, AZ. March 2020 (canceled).

Workshop: The Pedagogy of Digital Publishing (with Brianna Gormly, Nicholas Homenda, and Chelcie Rowell), Digital Library Federation Forum, Tampa, FL. October 2019.

Invited Keynote: The Ethics, Politics, and Power of Assessment (with Karen P. Nicholson), Association of Research Libraries Fall Meeting, Washington, DC. September 2019.

Roundtable: Libraries and the Legacy of Slavery at Universities (with Steven Knowlton and Amy Dye-Reeves), ACRL Conference, Cleveland, OH. April 2019.

Presentation: Don’t Make Me Think? The Intersections and Contradictions of Critical Pedagogy, IL, and UX (with Karen P. Nicholson and Alison Hicks), Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium, Tucson, AZ. November 2018.

Presentation: Historicizing the Library: SoTL in the Library Classroom, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Bergen, Norway. October 2018. Slides.

Webinar: The Feminist Reference Desk, Pennsylvania Library Association College and Research Division. July 2018.

Presentation: Who Killed the World? White Masculinity and the Technocratic Library of the Future, ALA Annual. New Orleans, LA. June 2018. Slides.

Invited Keynote: Against Innovation: Student Success and Small Librarianship, Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries Annual Meeting. Madison, WI. June 2018.  Slides

Presentation: Dudes Code, Ladies Coordinate: Gendered Labor in Digital Scholarship (with Rafia Mirza), DLF Forum. Pittsburgh, PA. October 2017.

Presentation: Historicizing the Library: Using Decoding the Disciplines and the Framework in General Education History Courses. IS Preconference, “Going with (and Growing with) the Framework: Teaching Information Literacy with a Social Justice Lens,” ALA Annual. Chicago, IL. June 2017.

Presentation: Efficiency or Jagged Edges: Resisting Neoliberal Logics of Assessment. ALA Annual. Chicago, IL. June 2017.

Invited Keynote, Five Colleges Innovative Learning Symposium: “Efficiency or Jagged Edges: The Logics and Possibilities of Assessment.” Mount Holyoke, MA, January 2017. Text | Slides

Presentation: “Institutionalizing Critical Librarianship.” Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium. Tucson, AZ, February 2016.

Presentation: “Enlightenment, Neoliberalism, and Information Literacy.” Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians Conference. Ottawa, ON, June 2015.

Presentation: “Beer Cans in the Stacks? Using a Photo Study to Reveal How Library Spaces are Used.”  Association of College and Research Libraries National Conference. Indianapolis, IN, April 2013. Honorable Mention in ACRL 2013 People’s Choice Awards.

Roundtable: “Scholarship in the Digital Age.” Popular Culture Association National Conference. Washington, DC, March 2013.

Presentation: “Reinventing Research Guides: LibGuides at Two Academic Libraries.”  Association of College and Research Libraries National Conference. Seattle, WA, March 2009.

Poster presentation: “An Outcome-Based Evaluation of the University of Michigan University Library Instructor College.” Annual Meeting of the American Library Association. Anaheim, CA, June 2008.

Presentation: “The Imperial Politics of ‘Escapist Rot’: Depictions of Race, Imperialism, and Decolonization in Harlequin Novels, 1965-1979” at the 2003 Midwest Popular Culture Association (Minneapolis, MN 2003), at the National Popular/American Culture Associations (San Antonio, TX 2004), and at the American Studies Association (Atlanta, GA 2004) conferences.

Presentation: “Rewriting the Romance: Judith McNaught and the Changing Romance Genre” at the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association (Albuquerque, NM 2003) and at the Mid-American American Studies Association (Iowa City, IA 2004) conferences.

Book Reviews

“Library Analytics and Metrics: Using Data to Drive Decisions and Services.”  Journal of Academic Librarianship (forthcoming).

“Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison.” Journal of Academic Librarianship (forthcoming).

“Library and Information Science: A Guide to Key Literature and Sources.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 41.2 (2015): 221.

“Higher Education Outcomes Assessment for the Twenty-First Century.” portal: Libraries and the Academy 14.4 (2014): 654-656.

“Reinventing the Library for Online Education.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 40.3/4 (2014): 422.

“Build a Great Team: One Year to Success.” Journal of Academic Librarianship (forthcoming).

“Not Your Ordinary Librarian: Debunking the Popular Perceptions of Librarians.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 39.4 (2013): 360-361.

“Reference and Information Services: An Introduction.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 39.4 (2013): 360. 

“Emergency Planning and Response for Libraries, Archives and Museums.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 39.3 (2013): 310-311.

“Knowledge into Action: Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 39.2 (2013): 117.

“The Basic Business Library: Core Resources and Services, Fifth Edition.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 38.6(2012): 413.

“The New Graduate Experience: Post-MLS Residency Programs and Early Career Librarianship.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 38.1 (2012): 71.

“A Librarian’s Guide on How to Publish.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 37.6 (2011): 550.

“Recovery, Reframing and Renewal: Surviving an information science career crisis in a time of change.”  Journal of Academic Librarianship 37.5 (2011): 453.

“News Search, Blogs and Feeds: A Toolkit.”  Journal of Academic Librarianship 37.3 (2011): 281.

“The Critical Assessment of Research: Traditional and New Methods of Evaluation.”  Journal of Academic Librarianship 36.6 (2010): 555.

“Supporting Research Students.”  Journal of Academic Librarianship 36.4 (2010): 359.

“Digital Inclusion: Measuring the Impact of Information and Community Technology.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 36.2 (2010): 179.

“An Introduction to Bibliographical and Textual Studies.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 35.6 (2009): 605.