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Shannon Crawford-Barniskis

Shannon Crawford-Barniskis

PhD Student

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Shannon Crawford-Barniskis

PhD Student


M.L.I.S., Master of Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

B.S., Epistemology, Library and Information Science minor, University of Wisconsin-Superior

Research Interests 

Public Libraries
Access/Intellectual Freedom
Creative Spaces and Programs in Libraries
Information Policy
Community Informatics
Organizational Theory

Professional Societies/Memberships

American Library Association
Young Adult Library Services Association
Social Responsibilities Roundtable
Library Research Roundtable
Wisconsin Library Association
Wisconsin Center for the Book
Association of Internet Researchers (AIR)


Crawford Barniskis, S. (in press). Deconstructing the Mission: A Critical Content Analysis of Public Library Mission Statements, The Library Quarterly.

Crawford Barniskis, S. (2014) “STEAM: Science and art meet in rural library makerspaces” in the iConference 2014 proceedings, Berlin, Germany. Located at

Crawford Barniskis, S. (2013). Makerspaces and Teaching Artists.Teaching Artist Journal, 12(1), 6-14. doi: 10.1080/15411796.2014.844621

Crawford Barniskis, S. (2013). Embedded, Participatory Research: Creating a Grounded Theory with Teenagers.Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 8(1), 47-58.

Crawford Barniskis, S. (2012). Graffiti, poetry, dance: How public library art programs affect teens. Parts 1 & 2. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, 2(3).

Scholarly Activities

(2015). “Metaphors of Privilege: Gender, STEM, & Public Library Makerspaces,” poster presentation at iConference, won Best Poster Award. 

(2015). “Resist*rs:  Structuration and Resistance in Public Library Makerspaces,” poster for ALISE conference, Chicago, IL.

(2014). “Librarian as Enzyme: Access, Intellectual Freedom, and Creative Library Spaces/Makerspaces,” invited speaker for the Intellectual Freedom Roundtable program at the Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference, Nov. 1-4, 2014, Green Bay, WI

(2014, June 28) “Library Fines: Barriers to Access?” paper presentation at ALA Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Library Research Seminar VI (2014). “The Public Library Research Collaboratory: Creating Digital Space for the Intersection of Practitioners, Scholars, and Educators,” with Dr. Joyce Latham, Dr. Soohyung Joo, Kevin Trainor and Adriana McCleer. Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.