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Dr. Shannon Oltmann

University of Kentucky iSchool

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University of Kentucky iSchool

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Shannon Oltmann is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky. Her research interests include censorship, intellectual freedom, information policy, public libraries, privacy, and qualitative research methods. She has presented her research at academic conferences such as the Information Ethics Roundtable, the Annual Conference of the Association for Information Science & Technology, the iConference, and the International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry. Her work has been published in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Library Quarterly, Public Libraries Quarterly, Collection Management, Libri, and Science and Engineering Ethics.

Recent Publications

Oltmann, S. M., Knox, E.J.M., Peterson, C., & Musgrave, S. (Accepted). Using open records laws to conduct research. Library & Information Science Research.

Oltmann, S. M. (Accepted). ‘They kind of rely on the library’: School librarians serving LGBT students. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults.

Oltmann, S. M. (Accepted). Public librarians’ views on collection development and censorship. Collection Management.

Oltmann, S. M. (accepted). Qualitative interviews: A methodological discussion of the interviewer and respondent context. Forum Qualitative Research.

Oltmann, S. M. (accepted). Intellectual freedom in academic libraries: Surveying deans about its significance. College and Research Libraries.

Knox, E. J. M., & Oltmann, S. M. (2018). Social responsibility, librarianship, and the ALA: The 2015 banned books week poster controversy. Library Quarterly, 88(1), 5-22.

Oltmann, S. M. (2017). Creating space at the table: Intellectual freedom can bolster diverse voices. Library Quarterly, 87(4), 410-418.

Oltmann, S.M. (in press). Important factors in Midwestern public librarians’ views on intellectual freedom and collection development (Part I). Library Quarterly.

Oltmann, S.M. (in press). Important factors in Midwestern public librarians’ views on intellectual freedom and collection development (Part I). Library Quarterly.

Oltmann, S. M. (in press). Important factors in Midwestern public librarians’ views on intellectual freedom and collection development (Part II). Library Quarterly.

 

Knox, E. J. M., & Oltmann, S. M. (2018). Social responsibility, censorship, and the ALA: The 2015 Banned Books Week controversy. Library Quarterly, 88(1), 5-22.

 

Oltmann, S. M. (2018). Ethics, values, and intellectual freedom in school libraries. School Libraries Worldwide, 24(1), 71-86.

Oltmann, S.M. (2017). Creating space at the table: Intellectual freedom can bolster diverse voices. Library Quarterly, 87(4), 410-418.