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Dr. Kathryn La Barre PhD

University of Illinois GSLIS

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University of Illinois GSLIS

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Kathryn La Barre is an Associate Professor at the School of Information Sciences and Gender and Women’s Studies faculty affiliate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work interrogates the power dynamics of historical and contemporary naming practices in cultural heritage collections. Her research has been published in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, Library Trends, Knowledge Organization, Libraries and the Cultural Record, and Cataloging and Classification Quarterly. She is an active member of the Association of Information Science and Technology, serving as the Chair of the 80th Anniversary Working Group, as co-facilitator the oral history project ‘Leaders of Information Science Worldwide’ and the ASIST Curator. Her public outreach activities include: hosting Zine workshops, Caretaker for the UCIMC Zine Library, and Librarian at the Rantoul Multi-Cultural Center.

My webpage: https://www.kathrynlabarre.net/