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Jennifer Steele

Dr. Jennifer Steele

Assistant Professor


Dr. Jennifer Steele is an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at The University of Southern Mississippi, joining the faculty in 2019. She earned both her MLIS degree and her Ph.D. in Communication and Information Sciences from The University of Alabama, completing the degrees in 2013 and 2017 respectively. She brings with her years of professional experience working as an academic librarian. Her research focuses on intellectual freedom, censorship, and information access.

Dr. Jennifer Steele's ePortfolio

  • Communication and Information Sciences (PHD) - University of Alabama (2017)
  • Library and Information Studies (MLIS) - University of Alabama (2013)
  • Communication Science and Disorders (BS) - University of Montevallo (2011)

LIS 201: Introduction to Information Literacy
LIS 401: Reference and Information Services
LIS 457/557: Information Technology and Libraries
LIS 458/558: Web Design and Evaluation
LIS 491/590: Library Instruction
LIS 651: Fundamentals of Information Science
LIS 656: Online Information Retrieval

  • Association for Library and Information Science Education
  • American Library Association
  • Association of College & Research Libraries
  • Alabama Library Association
  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

Intellectual Freedom, Censorship, Information Access