RaShauna Wright

RaShauna Wright

Doctoral Student

PhD, Library and Information Science, Illinois (In Progress)

MLS, North Carolina Central University

BA, English, African American Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research focus

My current research explores the intersections of social justice, public library service models, and perceptions of information service professionals. I am also interested in research centered around digital literacy and youth, and diversity issues in libraries.

Honors and Awards

ALA Spectrum Doctoral Fellow


Publications & Papers

Brannon, R., Gray, L., Morales, M., E. Morales, M., Ramírez, M.H. and Tayag, E.K. (2016) ‘The social justice Collaboratorium: Illuminating research pathways between social justice and library and information studies’.  In Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice. Emerald.

Brannon, R.N. & Simuel, J. (2012). Beyond the Spectrum: Examining Black Recruitment Efforts in Libraries in the New Millennium. In Jackson, A. P., Jefferson, J., & Nosakhere, A. (Eds.), The 21st-century Black librarian in America: Issues and challenges. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, Inc


May 22, 2015. Panel Presenation. "Computer Use, Community, and Collaboration in Public Library Spaces: An Ethnographic Case Study." International Conference of Qualitative Inquiry. Champaign, IL. Curriculum Vitae, RaShauna Brannon 2 

March 25, 2015. Poster Presentation. "The Social Justice Imperative in Library and Information Science." iConference 2015. Newport Beach, CA. 

January 31, 2015. Panel Presentation. "The Social Justice Collaboratorium: Illuminating Pathways between Social Justice Issues and LIS”. American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. Chicago, IL. 

January 29, 2015. Panel Presentation. “The Social Justice Collaboratorium: Illuminating Research Pathways Between Social Justice Issues and LIS." Association for Library and Information Science Education 2015 Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. 

August 18, 2014. Ignite Presentation. "The Social Justice Imperative in Library and Information Science Education and Research." International Federation of Library Associations Summit. Lyon, France. 

June 23, 2014. Panel Presentation. "Branding You! Matching Your Brand to Your Career Plan." American Library Association Spectrum Scholar Institute. Las Vegas, NV.