Open-Access Evangelist Emily Drabinski Honored by Peers
Drabinski named 2014 Mover & Shaker by Library Journal
Sarah DeCamp,Associate Director of Public Relations
Library Journal has named Emily Drabinski, coordinator of library instruction at LIU Brooklyn, one of its 2014 Movers & Shakers, for her contributions in the field. Drabinski has been an advocate of open access publishing that makes scholarly works readily available on the Web. She was cited for her leadership in migrating the journal Radical Teacher to the open-access platform and for “bringing the gospel of librarianship to broader communities,” by nominator Jenna Freedman of the Barnard Library.
Ms. Drabinski is known for taking an approach to librarianship that combines advocacy, theory, and practice that has popularized new pedagogies in mainstream circles. Her research and personal experience led her to strive to make the library collection more inclusive by bringing queer, feminist, and radical materials to the college. She also launched and edits a book entitled A Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, and is a frequent presenter on these topics.
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