Areas of Research:
My research interests focus on the information behaviors of African Americans, and the effectiveness of cultural heritage institutions (libraries, archives, museums) at meeting the needs of African American communities. I am also interested in information literacy, community informatics, social justice, community engagement, and diversity and inclusion.
PhD, Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (in progress)
MA, Museum Studies, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
MLIS, Library and Information Science, San Jose State University
BA, Black Studies, California State University, Long Beach
AA, English, Cerritos College
Selected Publications, Papers and Presentations:
Gabriel, J.R. (2016). Teaching Cultural Heritage Literacy. IFLA Information Literacy Section Satellite Preconference, Chicago, Illinois, August 2016.
Grob, J., Gabriel, J.R., Benda, Y., & Allison, S.A. (2016). Experiences with Diversity Initiatives: IMLS-RBS Fellows Speak. RBMS Preconference, Coral Gables, Florida, June 2016.
Honors and Awards:
IFLA 2016 National Committee Fellowship Grant
Institute for Research and Design Librarianship (IRDL) Scholar, 2015
IMLS-RBS Fellowship for Early Career Librarians Fellow, 2015