Jeanie Austin

Ph. D. Candidate
School of Information Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Language Editor

Fields of interest

young adult librarianship, queer theory, race and racism, power, critical theory, social justice, critical praxis

Recent publications

Austin, J. (2016). Questioning “positive development”: Toward centering YA library practice on the lived realities of youth. In B. Mehra and K. Rioux (eds.) Progressive community action: Critical theory and social justice in library and information sciences (pp. 249-281). Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press.


Noble, S. U., Sweeney, M., Austin, J., McKeever, L., Sullivan, E. (2014) Changing course: Collaborative reflections of teaching/taking ‘Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Information Professions.’ Journal of Education for Library & Information Science. 55(3).


Austin, J. (2012). Critical issues in juvenile detention center libraries. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. Retrieved from: