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Sergio Chaparro

Chaparro is a social and behavioral sciences librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University and a former lecturer and faculty member at Rutgers University, Simmons College, San Jose State University among others. Fulbright Scholar to the USA (1995-1997). Chaparro has been a lecturer for SIS since spring 2019.


  • Communication, Information and Library Science, Ph.D, Rutgers University
  • Library Science, MLS, Rutgers University
  • Library and Information Sciences, BA, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
  • Hispanic Literature and Linguistics, BA, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru

Areas of Expertise:

  • Information Literacy
  • International and Comparative Librarianship and Scholarship
  • Academic Libraries
  • Information Policies
  • Distance Higher Education
  • Academic Outreach

Courses taught:

  • INSC 519 Information Environments

My favorite thing about working at SIS is:

“The quality of the scholarship and teaching.”

Professional memberships:

  • Virginia Library Association

Select publications:

  • Chaparro, S. , Newell, Z. (September 2018) . An invitation to globalize the information literacy agenda: Expanding discourse. Paper presented at the meeting of the European Conference on Information Literacy, Oulu, Finland.
  • Chaparro, S. (2012) . Common denominators in the development of Latino library leadership. In Ayala, J. L. , Guereña, S. (Eds.), Pathways to progress: Issues and advances in Latino Librarianship (1-6). Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.
  • Chaparro, S. (2007) . Where social justice meets librarianship: Truth commissions as information spaces for work and activism in international librarianship. Information for Social Change, 25. Retrieved February 16, 2019, from