Alicia K. Long is a Library & Information Science (LIS) educator pursuing a Ph.D. in Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri. Alicia has a Master’s in Library & Information Science from the University of South Florida and teaching degrees from her country of origin, Argentina.
Alicia’s research interests focus on socio-cultural perspectives of LIS education and information practices and services. More specifically, Alicia studies the impact of online learning and curricular and pedagogical practices on diverse student populations, and socio-cultural aspects of information behavior, sources, and library services, especially youth services.
Through her research and work, Alicia seeks to help break down barriers to higher education for diverse populations, help diversify the library and information studies fields, and expose educational methods that contribute to social justice.