Faculty Spotlight – July 2021

Dr. Bharat Mehra has had a number of recent publications and presentations become available:

Bharat Mehra served as a guest editor of the special issue entitled “Intersecting Theories and Methods to Research Social Justice in LIS Scholarship” of the International Journal of Information, Diversity, and Inclusion 5(2) in May 2021. Access the issue’s table of contents here. His editorial entitled “Operationalizing Theories and Methods to Integrate Social Justice in LIS Scholarship” is available here.

LaVerne Gray and Bharat Mehra published an article in April 2021 entitled “Going Against the Current of Hegemonic “White-IST” Discourse: A Doctoral Program Journey from Critical Student + Guide Perspectives” in the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 62 (2), 182-200. Read the article’s abstract here.

At the of May 2021, the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science published “Agriculture-Based Community Engagement in Rural Libraries” by Vandana Singh, Bharat Mehra, and Everette Scott Sikes. The article can be accessed here.

Elena M. Lopez, Maggie Capse, and Bharat Mehra moderated and contributed to a panel entitled “Know, Partner, Lead: Co-Designing New Directions for Family Engagement in Public Libraries” during the 2021 American Library Association Annual Virtual Conference held June 23-29. Joseph Winberry and Bharat Mehra delivered a paper presentation entitled “Fifty Years in the Fight: A Thematic Analysis of Social Responsibilities Round Table Newsletters, 1969-2019” during the conference as well.