Inclusive Libraries

Citizen Research Empowerment

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SJSU researchers collaborate closely with the surrounding community and local organizations, addressing equity gaps for information access, leading the way in learning technology integrations, creating programs that serve as national models for citizen conservancy of cultural heritage, and more.

Hosting groundbreaking community-university collaborations like our King Library partnership and engaging in diverse, locally-centered approaches, we ensure responsive and socially just research that amplifies community voices. Below is a rotating selection of our standout investigators in these areas.

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Featured Faculty

blackmerKathryn Blackmer Reyes
Librarian, University Library
Social Justice, Local History, Mexican Americans, Labor, Civil Rights, Higher Education
ORCID: 0000-0002-9411-1785

chowAnthony Chow
Director, School of Information
Usability, Virtual Reference Services, Instructional Technology, Information Seeking Behavior, Informatics

hirshSandra Hirsh
Associate Dean for Academics, College of Professional and Global Education
Information Seeking, Blockchain and Libraries, LIS Curriculum
ORCID: 0000-0003-3575-1130

hofmanDarra Hofman
Assistant Professor, School of Information
Archival Science, Records Management, Privacy, Transparency, Records, Law
ORCID: 0000-0002-1772-6268

liuZiming Liu
Professor, of Library and Information Science
Information Science, Information Seeking and Use, Reading Behavior, Digital Libraries, Educational Disparities

loweCarli V. Lowe
Senior Assistant Librarian
Information Encountering, Serendipity, Transformative Theory, Education, Human Information Behavior
ORCID: 0000-0002-1946-082X

royMantra Roy
Senior Assistant Librarian
Representation of Marginalized Voices and Populations in the Democratic and Accessible Space of the Library
ORCID: 0000-0002-8615-5200

methMichael Meth
University Library Dean

Library Management, Design Thinking, Blockchain Implementation
ORCID: 0000-0002-5705-0741

villagranMichele A. L. Villagran
Assistant Professor, School of Information
Cultural Intelligence, Diversity, Inclusion, Community and Equity, Social Justice, Library and Information Science
ORCID: 0000-0002-0867-8794

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