Dr. Anthony Bernier
Associate Professor, San José State University School of Information
Assistant Professor at the San José State University School of Information, 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.