PhD, Information Science, Indiana
klabarre [at] illinois.edu
Office HoursMondays 7:30-8:30 p.m. (online or by appointment), Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Interrogating historical and contemporary naming practices and power dynamics in cultural heritage collections of films, comics and zines. Methods: Community-based participatory research and oral history.
Other Professional AppointmentsFaculty Affiliate, Gender and Women's Studies
La Barre is an expert in contemporary and historical knowledge organization and access systems. Her areas of focus include task analysis, facet analysis, faceted classification, and concept theory. 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. At the iSchool, she teaches courses in information organization and access. In 2011, she was named the School's Centennial Scholar in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments in the field of library and information science.
TEACHING THIS SEMESTERLibraries Info and Society (IS502AO)
Oral History (IS590OH)
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