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Bharat Mehra

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Journal Article
Mehra, B. (In Press).  Mobilization of Rural Libraries towards Political and Economic Change in the Aftermath of the 2016 Presidential Election. The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy (Special Issue: Aftermath: Libraries, Democracy, and the 2016 Presidential Election). 87(4), 
Book Chapter
Mehra, B. (2017).  Cultural Re-Interpretation of Race/Ethnicity and Sexuality: A Gay South Asian “Voice” From Between a Rock and a Hard Place. Celebrating the James Partridge Award: Essays Toward the Development of a More Diverse, Inclusive, Equitable Field of Library and Information Science (Advances in Librarianship Series).
Mehra, B., & Singh V. (2017).  Library Leadership-In-Training as Embedded Change Agents to Further Social Justice in Rural Communities: Teaching of Library Management Subjects in the ITRL and ITRL2. Teaching for Justice: Implementing Social Justice in the LIS Classroom. 247-286.
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Mehra, B., Bishop B. Wade, & Partee, II R. (2017).  Small business perspectives about the role of rural libraries in economic development. The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy. 87(1), 17-35.
Conference Proceedings
Mehra, B., Hernandez L., & Williams K. C. (2016).  Community-Engaged Public Librarians as Information Bridges to Further User-Centric Service Evaluation in an Online Learning Environment. Proceedings to the 8th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML 2016).
Conference Paper
Mehra, B. (2016).  Rural Libraries in the 21st Century: Places that Serve Diverse Community Needs. Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science.
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Mehra, B. (2016).  Rural Libraries: Political and Economic Change. Narratives Paths Journal (Journal for experimenting with ideas).
Journal Article
Mehra, B. (2015).  Introduction. Library Trends: Social Justice in Library and Information Science & Services. 64(2), 179-197.
Mehra, B., & Davis R. (2015).  A Strategic Diversity Manifesto for Public Libraries in the 21st Century. New Library World. 116(1/2), 
Book Chapter
Mehra, B., Braquet D., & Fielden C.M. (2015).  A Website Evaluation of the Top Twenty-Five Public Universities in the United States to Assess their Support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People. Expanding the Circle: Creating an Inclusive Environment in Higher Education for LGBTQ Students and Studies . 19-48.
Journal Article
Mehra, B. (2014).  Guest Editor’s Introduction. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries Journal. Special Issue 2014: Social Justice, Social Inclusion, 1-3.
Mehra, B. (2014).  Guest Editorial. Special Issue: Gender in LIS Education: New Directions, New Thinking, Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. 55(3), 187-190.
Mehra, B. (2014).  Guest Editorial: What is the Value of Social Justice in Pakistan’s Library and Information Science Professions?. Pakistan Journal of Information Management and Libraries. 15(1), i-ii.
Mehra, B., & Tidwell W.T. (2014).  Mapping the Infoscape of LIS Courses for Intersections of Health-Gender and Health-Sexual Orientation Topics. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. 55(3), 191-211.
Mehra, B., & Singh V. (2014).  Recruitment and Retention in the Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program (Part I and Part II): Implications of Social Justice in the Southern and Central Appalachian Region.. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries Journal. Special Issue 2014: Social Justice, Social Inclusion , 13-22.
Mehra, B., Black K., Singh V., Nolt J., Williams K. C., Simmons S., et al. (2014).  The Social Justice Framework in the Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program: Bridging the Rural Digital Divides.. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries Journal. Special Issue 2014: Social Justice, Social Inclusion , 5-11.
Mehra, B., Potnis D., & Morden J. (2012).  An Exploratory Study of the Nature and Composition of Current Library and Information Science Programs in Indian State Universities. Perspectives in International Librarianship. 2012(1), 
Mehra, B., Black K., Singh V., & Nolt J. (2011).  Collaboration between LIS Education and Rural Libraries in the Southern and Central Appalachia: Improving Librarian Technology Literacy and Management Training [Brief Communications and Research In Progress]. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. 52(3), 238-247.
Conference Paper
Mehra, B. (2011).  Gender and Sexual Orientation in LIS Education: A Website Analysis of Bibliographic Course Descriptions (presented by D. Potnis). Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference: Competitiveness & Innovation.
Journal Article
Mehra, B., Olson H. A., & Ahmad S. (2011).  Integrating Diversity across the LIS Curriculum: An Exploratory Study of Instructors' Perceptions and Practices Online. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Journal. 37(1), 39-51.
Book Chapter
Mehra, B. (2011).  Integrating LGBTIQ Representations Across the Library and Information Science Curriculum: A Strategic Framework for Student-Centered Interventions. (Greenblatt, E., Ed.).Serving LGBTIQ Library and Archives Users: Essays on Outreach, Service, Collections and Access.
Conference Paper
Mehra, B., Black K., Singh V., & Nolt J. (2011).  Mapping the Education of Rural Librarians‟ Technology Literacy and Management Training: Use of Mixed Data Collection Methods in the ITRL Program. Proceedings of the World Library and Information Congress: 77th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions General Conference and Assembly [Library Theory and Research Section and Statistics and Evaluation Section].
Black, K., Mehra B., Nolt J., Renfro N., Reynolds D., Simmons S., et al. (2011).  Partnerships and Collaborations in the IMLS-Funded Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program (Poster). 2011 Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference.
Conference Paper
Mehra, B. (2011).  Use of Mixed Methods to Meet the Needs of Underserved Populations: A Reflective Analysis of My Research Efforts in the United States. Proceedings of the 7 Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML 2011).
Mehra, B., Black K., Singh V., & Nolt J. (2011).  What is the Value of LIS Education? A Qualitative Analysis of the Perspectives of Rural Librarians in the Southern and Central Appalachia (Paper Presentation). Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference: Competitiveness & Innovation.
Mehra, B. (2010).  Bringing Research out of the Closet: Libraries, Librarians, and LGBTQ Collections [Invited Panelist]. Expanding the Circle: Creating an Inclusive Environment in Higher Education for LGBTQ Students and Studies.
Mehra, B., Black K., Singh V., & Lee S. (2010).  Collaborations between LIS Education and Rural Libraries in East Tennessee: Improving Librarian Technology Literacy and Management Training (paper presentation). Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference: Creating a Culture of Collaboration.
Mehra, B. (2010).  Creating a ‘Culture of Collaboration’ Across Cultural Borders: MOUs in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee (panel presentation). Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference: Creating a Culture of Collaboration.
Conference Paper
Mehra, B., Olson H. A., & Ahmad S. (2010).  Integrating Diversity across the LIS Curriculum: An Exploratory Study of Instructors’ Perceptions and Practices Online. Proceedings of the World Library and Information Congress: 76th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) General Conference and Council.
Conference Paper
Mehra, B., & Parris H. (2010).  Open Source Software Collaborations in Tennessee’s Regional Library System: A Website Analysis (panel presentation). Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference: Creating a Culture of Collaboration.
Conference Proceedings
Mehra, B., Allard S., Cortez E. M., & Vigo-Cepeda L. (2009).  Developing an Intercultural Leadership Toolkit for LIS Education. LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group Pre-conference, Proceedings of the World Library and Information Congress: 75th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) General Conference and Council.
Mehra, B. (2009).  Education of Public Library Management and Services: A Course Case Study Applying Library 2.0 Practices. 2009 ALISE Conference (Participatory Papers) Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE): Transforming LIS Education for the 21st Century.

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