Librarian and Lecturer
Professor Andrea Jamison ia a Library Fellow and Lecturer at Valparaiso University. Before coming to the Christopher Center, she received her Master of Library Science degree from Dominican University School of Library and Information Science in River Forest, Illinois. Her major included a focus on school libraries and youth services. She is currently completing doctoral work in Information Studies at Dominican University. Her current research involves examining the marginalization of African Americans in children's literature.
Professor Jamison has over 17 years of experience working in schools and libraries. She speaks internationally on issues related to creating inclusive learning spaces for youth and the interplay of race, power, and privilege in children's books. She was recently selected as a reading ambassador for diverse children's books by Lee and Low Publishing. In addition to her current duties at Valparaiso, she also reviews for Booklist and serves as Chair Elect for ALA's Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Roundtable.
Friday, June 26, 2020
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM CT