Rural Libraries

  1. Mehra, B., Sikes, E.S., Singh, V. (2019). Scenarios of health engagement experiences and health justice in rural libraries. International Journal of Information, Diversity & Inclusion (Special Issue: Health Justice. Ed., Paul Jaeger.)
  2. Mehra, B., Sikes, E. S., and Singh, V. (2019) Scenarios of Technology Use to Promote Community Engagement: Overcoming Marginalization and Bridging Digital Divides in the Southern and Central Appalachian Rural Libraries. Information Processing & Management (Special Issue: Marginalized Communities, Emerging Technologies, and Social Innovation in the Digital Age. Edited by Jia Tina Du, Iris Xie, and Jenny Waycott) (forthcoming).
  3. Mehra, B., and Singh, V. (2014). Recruitment and Retention in the Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program (Part I and Part II): Implications of Social Justice in the Southern and Central Appalachian Region. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries Journal, Special Issue 2014: Social Justice, Social Inclusion (pp 13-22). Retrieved February 25, 2014, from http://www.qqml.net/papers/Special_Issue_2014_Social_Justice_Social_Inclusion/
  4. Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., Nolt, J., Williams, K.C., Simmons, S., and Renfro, N. (2014). The Social Justice Framework in the Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program: Bridging the Rural Digital Divides. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries Journal, Special Issue 2014: Social Justice, Social Inclusion (pp 5-11). Retrieved February 25, 2014,from http://www.qqml.net/papers/Special_Issue_2014_Social_Justice_Social_Inclusion
  5. Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., Nolt, J., Williams, K.C., Simmons, S., and Renfro, N. (2012). The Social Justice Framework in the Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program: Bridging the Rural Digital Divides. Journal of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries
  6. Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., and Nolt, J. (2011). Collaboration between LIS Education and Rural Libraries in the Southern and Central Appalachia: Improving Librarian Technology Literacy and Management Training [Brief Communications and Research in Progress]. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 52(3), 238-247.
  7. Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., and Nolt, J. (2011). What is the Value of LIS Education? A Qualitative Analysis of the Perspectives of Rural Librarians in Southern and Central Appalachia [Best Paper for the 2011 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference].  Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 52(4), 265-278.
  8. Mehra, B.; Sikes, E. S.; Singh, V. (2019). An Exploratory GIS Prototype to Map Community Engagement in the Southern and Central Appalachian Rural Libraries. Poster. Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science & Technology, 2019
  9. Mehra, B., Sikes, E.S., Singh, V. (2019). Scenarios of Health Engagement Experiences and Health Justice in Rural Libraries. Medical Library Association Conference: Elevate. Chicago, Illinois. May 3-8, 2019
  10. Mehra, B., Singh, V. and Sikes, E.S. (2019). A Model of Community-Engaged Scholarship across “Institutional Borders” to Assess the Role of Rural Libraries in Community Engagement in the Southern and Central Appalachia. Proceedings of the 47th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, 2019, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada from June 3- 6, 2019. 4 pages
  11. Mehra, M., Singh, V. and Sikes, E.S. (2018). A works-in-progress poster, “Assessment of rural library professionals’ role in community engagement in the Southern and Central Appalachian region: Mobilization from change agents to community anchors (CA2CA@SCA-RL).” ALISE, 2018.
  12. Mehra, M. and Singh, V. (2018). “A juried panel, “Library leadership-in-training as embedded change agents to further social justice in rural communities: Teaching of library management subjects in the ITRL and ITRL2. ALISE 2018.
  13. Mehra, B., Singh, V., Mitchell, C., Williams, K. C., Simmons, S., and Renfro, N. (2012). Empowering Rural Librarians as Change Agents in the 21st century: Development of Community-Based Technology Literacy and Management Outcomes in the Southern and Central Appalachia (Poster). World Library and Information Congress: 78th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) General Conference and Assembly, August 11-17, 2012, Helsinki, Finland.
  14. Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., Nolt, J., Williams, K.C., Simmons, S., and Renfro, N. (2012). The Social Justice Framework in the Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program: Bridging the Rural Digital Divides. Proceedings of the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML 2012), 22 – 25 May 2012, Limerick, Ireland
  15. Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., Nolt, J., Williams, K.C., Simmons, S., and Renfro, N. (2012). Computer-Enabled Innovations in the Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program: Bridging Rural Digital Divides in the Southern and Central Appalachia, Proceedings of the 57th Indian Library Association Annual Conference, 23-25 February, 2012, Mangalore, Karnataka.
  16. Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., and Nolt, J. (2011). Mapping the Education of Rural Librarians’ Technology Literacy and Management Training: Use of Mixed Data Collection Methods in the ITRL Program. Proceedings of the World Library and Information Congress: 77th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions General Conference and Assembly[Library Theory and Research Section and Statistics and Evaluation Section], 13-18 August 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Selected as one of Top 5 papers
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