Emily Drabinski is Association Professor at the Queens (N.Y.) College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. Prior to this, Drabinski served as Critical Pedagogy Librarian at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and as a reference and instruction librarian at Sarah Lawrence College and Long Island University, Brooklyn, teaching hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students how to access, organize, synthesize, and produce information of all kinds. Drabinski was co-editor of Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods (Library Juice Press/Litwin Books), a landmark title for critical library practitioners. In addition, she serves on the boards of the journals Radical Teacher and Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, and as reviews editor for College & Research Libraries. She also edits Gender & Sexuality in Information Studies, a book series from Library Juice Press/Litwin Books. In 2015, Drabinskireceived the Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year award for “Toward a Kairos of Library Instruction,” a meditation on time and meaning in the library classroom, and in 2020 received the Career Achievement in Women and Gender Studies Librarianship award for her contributions to the field. Drabinski will serve as president of the American Library Association 2023-24.

Courses Taught:

Critical Librarianship in Praxis, 2021, 2022, 2023