Oltmann published in Library Quarterly


Dr. Shannon Oltmann (Assistant Professor, Library Science) has published two articles in the journal Library Quarterly.

Dr. Oltmann was invited to participate in a special issue of the journal on the topic “Aftermath: Libraries, Democracy, and the 2016 Presidential Election," for which she produced the article entitled "Creating Space at the Table: Intellectual Freedom Can Bolster Diverse Voices." This article and another, "Social Responsibility, Librarianship and the ALA: The 2015 Banned Book Poster Controversy" which was co-written with Emily J.M. Knox (Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), explore the roles libraries and librarians play in today's divisive political and social climate. The former article was released in October 2017 in Library Quarterly Volume 87, Number 4; the latter may be found in Volume 88, Number 1 from January 2018.

Oltmann currently chairs the College of Communication and Information's Diversity Committee and has published numerous articles on censorship, intellectual freedom, and the role information professionals play in the lives of marginalized groups such as people of color and LGTBQ+ individuals.  The School congratulates her on these recent publications.

Published 2/2/2018.