Emily Drabinski is Interim Chief Librarian at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Prior to this, Drabinski served as a reference and instruction librarian at Sarah Lawrence College, Long Island University, Brooklyn, and the Graduate Center, teaching thousands 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, Drabinski received 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 is currently at work on an exploration of the role librarianship has played in the extension of U.S. imperial power in the early 20th century.

Courses Taught:

Critical Librarianship in Praxis, 2021

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