Gina Schlesselman-Tarango Scholar, Librarian, Educator
Gina Schlesselman-TarangoScholar, Librarian, Educator

about me

I am an academic reference and instruction librarian, and I also develop collections for my university's Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Gender and Sexuality Studies programs. 

I'm interested in gender and race in library and information studies/sciences, critical information literacy, and feminism and (in)fertility.


I live in Southern California and enjoy being outside. I volunteer for the Joshua Tree National Park Association's Desert Institute.


I facilitate a variety of critical information literacy workshops and classes and have done so at a number of colleges and universities.

I like to create online learning objects. You can see a sample of my work at the Critical Information Literacy Laboratory for Faculty (John M. Pfau Library).

I also currently teach and am involved with the development of a first-year seminar course at California State University, San Bernardino.



scholarly work

I edited Topographies of Whiteness (Library Juice Press, 2017) and am currently co-editing, with David James Hudson, a special collection of articles on Race & Power in LIS for the Journal of Radical Librarianship. See my cv (below) for a complete list of publications and conference presentations.

You can also check out my work on Google Scholar or Better yet, read and view my stuff open access at CSUSB ScholarWorks.

Curriculum Vitae
Updated June 2019
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