Karina Hagelin (they/them) is a disabled, queer femme, artist, community organizer, and librarian currently based in Ithaca, New York where they work at Cornell University as an Outreach and Instruction Librarian (Diversity Fellow). Prior to this, Karina served as an assistant organizer for the annual Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science and as a library manager for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equity Center at University of Maryland. They hold a B.A. in American Studies, a Certificate in LGBT Studies, and a Masters of Library and Information Science from University of Maryland, College Park. As a graduate student, Karina served as president of iDiversity, their iSchool’s EDI student organization for two years.
Karina’s areas of focus in relation to diversity, equity and inclusion include supporting survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence, creating trauma-informed library spaces, programming, and cultures, LGBTQQIA+ advocacy, and disability inclusion. Within their role at Cornell University, they focus on library instruction grounded in feminist pedagogy, creating inclusive programming in both their library and the Makerspace, outreach to diverse communities, co-facilitating a social justice reading group for library workers and librarians, zine librarianship, and serving on the Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Council.
Their research interests include critical pedagogy and library instruction, radical librarianship, American Studies, harm reduction, critical disability studies, queer theory, and zines / zine librarianship. They are also a First-Year Academic Librarian blogger for the ACRLog.
Location: New York
Keywords = LGBTQIA+, Inclusive Programming, Disability Inclusion, Outreach
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