Assistant Professor at the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at SJSU, Dr. Bernier, designed the first purpose-built library space for teenagers: the LA Public Library's acclaimed TeenS'cape Department in the late 1990s. A critical youth studies scholar Dr. Bernier's research publications and teaching explore public space equity and administration of library services with young people. He has received two (2) National Leadership Grants (totaling over half a million dollars). He has chaired national committees and task forces and currently serves on the Editorial Boards of Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) and Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP). He serves as faculty advisor for the School's Student Research Journal. And in Spring of 2010 the president-elect of the American Library Association appointed him to the association's Committee on Accreditation. Dr. Bernier wrote his doctoral dissertation on changing notions of public space in 20th century America at the University of California.
Everything I Need and Want is in the Teen Section: YA Spatial Practices in New U.S. Public Libraries.
Dr. Anthony Bernier
Associate Professor, SJSU SLIS
Monday, April 09, 2012
Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm Pacific Time
Location: Online vie Collaborate URL: join live session
While conventional LIS youth services concentrates on collections, this presentation, part of a 3-year IMLS National Leadership grant, engages a critical youth studies approach examining "spatial equity" for young adults in libraries: what current U.S. practices tell us. Recently collected quantitative data from both professionals and youth library users further inform on-going qualitative research with video ethnography and experimental 3D mockups of real spaces.