Ms. Barbara Alvarez

DEGREES EARNED / CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Ph.D. Expected 2024, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.L.I.S., 2012, University of Illinois-Urbana
  • B.A., 2010, University of Illinois-Urbana

LInkedin account

https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbaraalvarez

PRIMARY COURSES TAUGHT

  • LS 502: Introduction to Cataloging & Classification
  • LS 543: Adult Programming in Public Libraries
  • LS 580: Library Marketing and the Community
  • LS 591: Business Reference Sources & Services

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Information access
  • Women’s studies
  • Global access to information
  • Latin American studies

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

  • Alvarez, B. Embedded Business Librarianship for the Public Librarian. Chicago: ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association (2016)
  • Alvarez, B. News Sources. In L. Saunders & M. Wong (Eds.), Reference and Information Services: An Introduction. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited. (2020)
  • Alvarez B. Financial Service Partners in the Community. In Financial Literacy at the Library. Chicago: ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association (2019)

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Wisconsin Library Association Programming Innovation Award (2019)
  • University Fellow: University of Wisconsin-Madison (2019)
  • Center for Inquiry Conference Scholar (2019)
  • Know News: Engaging with Mis- and Disinformation Grant- Simmons College (2018)
  • Reaching Across Illinois Library Systems Conference Sponsorship (2018)
  • PrivCo Prize Winner for Outstanding Business Librarianship (2017)
  • University of Illinois-Urbana Luce Fellow Nominee (2017)
  • Reaching Across Illinois Library Systems Conference Sponsorship (2017)
  • International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions Travel Grant (2016)
  • Syracuse University Design 4 Learning Instructional Design Grant (2016)
  • Reaching Across Illinois Library Systems Continuing-Education Grant (2015)
  • Synergy: The Illinois Library Leadership Initiative Grant (2015)
  • BRASS Morningstar Public Librarian Support Travel Award (2015)
  • Athena Leadership Award Nominee (2015)
  • ILEAD USA: Innovative Librarians Explore, Apply, and Discover Immersion Grant (2013)
  • Beta Phi Mu Honor Society Award (2012)
  • American Library Association Spectrum Scholar Scholarship (2011)
  • Illinois Library Association Sylvia Murphy Williams Award (2011)
  • University of Iowa SROP/McNair Student Fellow (2010)

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Library Association
  • Public Library Association
  • Wisconsin Library Association
Last Updated 12/2/19