Gina Schlesselman-Tarango, Des Moines University Center for Educational Enhancement

Gina Schlesselman-Tarango, MLIS, M.S.S.

Librarian and Associate Professor, Library

515-271-1430 (Office Phone)

Gina Schlesselman-Tarango has extensive experience in library instruction and recently served as the PI for the development of the Framework for Information Literacy in Sociology — a companion document to the Association of College & Research Libraries’ Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education — which foregrounds the social underpinnings of the scholarly communication ecosystem. Her research interests include race and gender in librarianship, critical information literacy and peer learning in higher education, and the intersections of reproductive health and information work. She is the editor of Topographies of Whiteness: Mapping Whiteness in LIS (Library Juice Press, 2017), has served as a journal editor and reviewer, authored peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and presented at numerous library science, gender studies, and higher education venues. She currently serves as a board member for the Network of the National Library of Medicine Region Six State Advisory Board for Iowa.

Education:
Master’s of Library & Information Science: University of Denver
Master’s of Social Science: University of Colorado Denver
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology/Anthropology: Drake University

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