Knox to speak on information access at Tucson Festival of Books

Emily Knox
Emily Knox, Associate Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Assistant Professor Emily Knox will participate in a panel discussion on “Libraries and Public Access to Books” at the Tucson Festival of Books on Saturday, March 12. Knox and fellow experts will explore the topic of information access and the ways libraries have shaped conversations surrounding issues of access.

The panel discussion is part of the Lawrence Clark Powell Lecture, organized by the School of Information, which is part of the College of Social and Behavioral Science at the University of Arizona.

The Tucson Festival of Books, held annually at the University of Arizona, is a community-wide celebration of literature that brings authors, scholars, poets, and entertainers to the city. The goal of the festival is improve literacy among residents; all proceeds from the event support local literacy initiatives.

Knox joined the GSLIS faculty in 2012. Her research interests include intellectual freedom and censorship, the intersection of print culture and reading practices, and information ethics and policy. Her book, Book Banning in 21st Century America, which addresses challenges to materials in public libraries and schools, was published by Rowman & Littlefield in January 2015.

Knox received her PhD from the doctoral program at the Rutgers University School of Communication & Information and her master’s in library and information science from GSLIS. She also holds a BA in religious studies from Smith College and an AM in the same field from The University of Chicago Divinity School.

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