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Bharat Mehra

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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), 
2017
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.
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.
2016
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).
Douglass, K., & Mehra B. (2016).  A Four Frames Analysis to Address the Information Challenges of Families of Children with ADHD: Actions for Public Libraries to Address Embedded Power Imbalances. Libri. 66(1), 59-71.
Mehra, B., Burwell C.. L., Hixson T., Lemieux, III P., Partee, II R., & Wood N.E. (2016).  Global Collections of International Correction Reform and Human Rights Protections for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Inmates in Africa and Latin America: A Prototype Solution of the LGBTI Integrated Cartographic Information System. World Library and Information Congress: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) General Conference and Council.
Mehra, B., Bishop B. Wade, & Partee, II R. (2016).  Information Science Professionals as Community Action Researchers to Further the Role of Rural Public Libraries in Small Business Economic Development: A Case Study of Tennessee. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science. 40(4), 
Mehra, B., & Rioux K. (2016).  Progressive Community Action: Critical Theory and Social Justice in Library and Information Science.
Mehra, B., Bishop B. Wade, & Partee, II R. (2016).  The role of rural public libraries in small business development. Public Library Quarterly. 35(1), 1-14.
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.
Mehra, B. (2016).  Rural Libraries: Political and Economic Change. Narratives Paths Journal (Journal for experimenting with ideas).
2015
Mehra, B., Haley E., & Lane D. (2015).  Culturally Appropriate Information Support Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) South Asians: Representing Multiple Shades of Identity Based on Sexual Orientation and Ethnicity. Expanding the Circle: Creating an Inclusive Environemnt in Higher Education for LGBTQ Students and Studies. 317-340.
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), 
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.
2014
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.
2011
Mehra, B. (2011).  Five Tips for Workplace Diversity: Make Your Organization More Dynamic With These Suggestions. Circle Park News: College News (February, 2011).
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.
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.
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.
Mehra, B., & Braquet D. (2011).  Progressive LGBTQ Reference: Coming Out in the 21st Century. Special Issue: Learning Landscapes and the New Reality, Reference Services Review. 39(3), 
Mehra, B., & Dessel A. (2011).  The Role of Library and Information Science Education in the Development of Community Health Information Services for People living With HIV/AIDS: Perspectives of Directors and Managers of Public Libraries. World Journal of AIDS. 1(3), 78-87.
Black, K., Mehra B., & Singh V. (2011).  Scope of Broadband Education and Deployment in Rural Libraries: Desperately-Seeking Partners in a Grant Proposal. Tennessee Libraries.
Mehra, B., Black K., & Singh V. (2011).  Scope of Broadband Education and Deployment in Rural Libraries: Desperately-Seeking Partners in a Grant Proposal (Panel Presenters: Black, Singh). 2011 Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference.
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.
2010
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.
Mehra, B. (2010).  Information Behaviors of Children and Youth with Special Needs in the Rural Southern and Central Appalachian Libraries: An Exploratory Study (Abstract). . ASIS&T 73rd Annual Meeting: Navigating Streams in an Information Ecosystem.
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.
Mehra, B., Black K., & Lee S. (2010).  Perspectives of East Tennessee‟s Rural Public Librarians about the Need for Professional Library Education: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. 51(3), 142-157.
Mehra, B. (2010).  Practical Magic: Partnering within the Profession & Collaborating in the Community [panel presentation]. TLA Staff Development Workshop.
Mehra, B. (2010).  Rural Library Professionals as Change Agents in the 21st Century: Integrating Information Technology Competencies in the Southern and Central Appalachian Region (ITRL) Phase I Planning and Recruitment [panel presentation]. Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference 2010: Marketing Matters.
Mehra, B., Black K., Singh V., Renfro N., Reynolds D., Simmons S., et al. (2010).  Rural Library Professionals as Change Agents in the 21st Century: Integrating Information Technology Competencies in the Southern and Central Appalachian Region. Tennessee Libraries.
2009
Mehra, B., & Robinson W. C. (2009).  The Community Engagement Model in Library and Information Science Education: A Case Study of a Collection Development and Management Course. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. 50 (1), 15-38.
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.
Mehra, B., & Sandusky R. J. (2009).  LIS Students as Community Partners in Elective Courses: Applying Community-Based Action Research to Meet the Needs of Underserved Populations. (Roy, L., Jensen K., & Meyers A H., Ed.).Service Learning: Linking Library Education and Practice.
Mehra, B. (2009).  A Road Map for Integrating Socially Relevant Research Projects into a Required Library and Information Science Course: From a Service Model to Community Engagement. (Roy, L., Jensen K., & Meyers A H., Ed.).Service Learning: Linking Library Education and Practice.
Mehra, B., & Dessel A. (2009).  The Role of LIS Education in the Development of Community Health Information Services for People Living With HIV/AIDS: Perspectives of Directors/Managers of Public Libraries. 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.
Mehra, B., Rioux K., & Albright K. (2009).  Social Justice in Library and Information Science. (Bates, M. J., & Maack M. N., Ed.).Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science.

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