Felicia A. Smith is the Head of Learning & Outreach at Stanford University Libraries. She is dedicated to inclusion and supporting under-represented populations. Felicia created a paid summer internship for Low-Income First- Generation Minority students.
In the aftermath of murders of George Floyd, Nina Pop and Breonna Taylor, Felicia created a physical and online exhibit at Stanford University Libraries called “Say Their Names – No More Names.” She also began spearheading the creation of a Systemic Racism Tracker database to prove the interconnected relationship of discrimination across all areas of life, beginning with Housing and Policing, but also including Banking, Entertainment, Health, Education, Employment, Military, and the Environment.
She has presented about her exciting internship as well as her active learning instructional activities at local, national and international conferences. In addition to her numerous presentations, Felicia has published several peer-reviewed articles as well as a book, “Cybrarian Extraordinaire.”
Felicia has taught many types of classes including One-Shot workshops for Undergraduates, where she taught dressed in a full pirate costume; and For-Credit library classes with Edu-tainment exercises for each class in the semester.
She has a uniquely dynamic approach to library instruction, including her incredibly popular “Amazing Race” scavenger hunt that uses book titles containing profanity. Felicia created a program that taught Information Literacy using Kindles, for inmates in a Juvenile Jail.
Out of all of the things most people remember about Felicia is that she previously, worked as a Criminal Defense Private Investigator in Chicago, Illinois, specializing in homicide and narcotics and carrying a .357 Magnum revolver.
Keywords = Literacy, Digital Literacy, Outreach, Inclusion, First Generation Students
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