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Brianna Limas, MLIS

Outreach Librarian

K12 Library Liaison, EOP Bridge Liaison, Liaison to Geography and Recreation & Tourism Management Departments

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Campus and community outreach, library programming
  • Reference services and research consultation
  • Library instruction and library visit coordination for K12 students
  • Library liaison and support for the EOP Bridge program
  • Liaison, library support and instruction, and collection development for the following academic departments:
    • Geography
    • Recreation & Tourism Management

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Research Interests & Praxis

  • Equity, justice, and accessibility in librarianship and academic libraries
    • Deconstructing epistemic supremacy
  • Open education, open access, and open educational resources (OER)
  • Critical information literacy and information literacy instruction
    • ACRL Framework
    • Understanding misinformation and disinformation
    • Developing metaliteracy and metacognitive skills
  • Critical and liberatory pedagogies, community building, and popular education
  • Student uses of emerging technologies
    • TikTok
    • podcasts
  • Serving the whole student, understanding everyday life information needs and behaviors 
  • Storytelling, narrative, and literature:
    • Speculative fiction, American fiction outside the canon, queer fiction, poetry, critical theory, digital storytelling 
  • Intersections of spirituality, community, and social justice

Select Publications & Special Projects

  • (LIS Article) The evolving information needs and behaviors of undergraduates. (2020). School of Information Student Research Journal, 10(2). https://doi.org/10.31979/2575-2499.100203

  • (Poem) To burn a world. (2019). Republic of apples, democracy of oranges: New eco-poetry from China and the U.S. (Ed. Stewart, F.). University of Hawaii. Nature in the World: Chinese and American Ecopoetry.

Professional Institutes & Affiliations

  • Black, Brown, and Queer (BBQ+) Pedagogy Lab, Summer 2021
  • We Here Community School
    • Abolition and Black feminisms, 2021
    • Disability justice, 2022 
  • ALA Spectrum Scholar, 2019-20 cohort; 2022 institute
  • REFORMA, OC Chapter (2019-current)
    • Current OC Chapter president

Education

  • Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS), SJSU iSchool, 2021
  • Bachelors in Storytelling and Spirituality, Whittier College, 2017
  • Prior education at New York University (2007-2010), Rio Hondo Community College (2012-2015)