Knox named to IJIDI editorial board

Emily Knox
Emily Knox, Associate Professor

Associate Professor Emily Knox has been invited to join the editorial board of The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI). The quarterly, open-access online journal is sponsored by East Carolina University and the University of Toronto and hosted on the servers of the University of Toronto Library.

"It's an honor to join the board of IJIDI. In this time, when initiatives that center on inclusion and diversity are under attack, having an open access research venue that highlights DEI research in LIS is vitally important," said Knox.

She noted that one of her most cited articles, "Silencing Stories: Challenges to Diverse Books," was published in IJIDI.

Knox is the board president of the National Coalition Against Censorship and editor of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy. She also is a member of the Mapping Information Access research team, an academic research project examining information access and availability in U.S. public schools and libraries.

Her research interests include information access, intellectual freedom, censorship, information ethics, information policy, and the intersection of print culture and reading practices. Her book, Book Banning in 21st Century America (Rowman & Littlefield), is the first monograph in the Beta Phi Mu Scholars' Series. Her most recent book, Foundations of Intellectual Freedom (ALA Neal-Schuman), won the 2023 Eli M. Oboler Prize for best published work in the area of intellectual freedom.