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·         Mehra, B., Black, K., and Singh, V. (forthcoming). Scope of Broadband Education and Deployment in Rural Libraries: Desperately-Seeking Partners in a Grant Proposal (Panel). 2011 Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, March 23-25, 2011, Murfreesboro, TN.

 

·         Mehra, B. (forthcoming). Use of Mixed Methods to Meet the Needs of Underserved Populations: A Reflective Analysis of My Research Efforts in the United States, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML 2011), 24 - 27 May 2011, Athens, Greece.

 

·         Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., Simmons, S., Williams, K. C., Renfro, N., and Reynolds, D. (forthcoming). Partnerships and Collaborations in the IMLS-Funded Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program (Poster). 2011 Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, March 23-25, 2011, Murfreesboro, TN.

 

·         Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., and Nolt, J. (under review). Mapping the Education of Rural Librarians’ Technology Literacy and Management Training: Use of Mixed Data Collection Methods in the ITRL Program. World Library and Information Congress: 77th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) General Conference and Council, August 13-18, 2011, Puerto Rico, USA.

 

·         Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., and 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, San Diego, CA, 4-7 January, 2011.

 

·         Mehra, B. (2011). Gender and Sexual Orientation in LIS Education: A Website Analysis of Bibliographic Course Descriptions (presented on behalf by D. Potnis). Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference: Competitiveness & Innovation, San Diego, CA, 4-7 January, 2011.

 

·         Mehra, B. (2010). Information Behaviors of Children and Youth with Special Needs in the Rural Southern and Central Appalachian Libraries: An Exploratory Study [panel presentation]. Panel Title: Children and young people with disabilities: Breaking new grounds and bridging information worlds [panel moderator: Dania Bilal]. ASIS&T 73rd Annual Meeting: Navigating Streams in an Information Ecosystem, October 22-27, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

·         Mehra, B. (2010). (Invited Panelist). Practical Magic: Partnering within the Profession & Collaborating in the Community [panel presentation], TLA Staff Development Workshop, East Tennessee Blount County Public Library, October 12, 2010.

 

·         Mehra, B. (Moderator & Organizer). (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, March 17-19, 2010, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

·         Mehra, B. (Invited Panelist). (2010). Bringing Research out of the Closet: Libraries, Librarians, and LGBTQ Collections. Expanding the Circle: Creating an Inclusive Environment in Higher Education for LGBTQ Students and Studies, San Francisco, February 25-28, 2010.

 

·         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, Boston, MA 12-15 January, 2010.

 

·         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, Boston, MA 12-15 January, 2010.

 

·         Mehra, B. (for Cortez, E. M.) (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, Boston, MA 12-15 January, 2010. Panel Title (Moderator: R. L. Miller): Creating a “Culture of Collaboration” Across Cultural Borders.

 

·         Mehra, B., Renfro, N. R., & Simmons, S. (2009). Planning for Strategic Planning in East Tennessee’s Regional Library: A Panel Discussion. Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference 2009: Customer Service is Our Heart,  April 8-10, 2009, Nashville, Tennessee.

 

·         Mehra, B. (2009). Digital Actions in a Strategic Plan in Library and Information Science Education to Fairly Represent People of Diverse Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities (panel presentation). Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference: Transforming LIS Education for the 21st Century, Denver, CO, 20-23 January, 2009.

 

·         Mehra, B. (2009). Intersectionality and Interdisciplinarity: LIS Research/Education and Studies of the “Other” (panel presentation). Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference: Transforming LIS Education for the 21st Century, Denver, CO, 20-23 January, 2009.

 

·         Mehra, B., & Dessel, A. (2009). Lessons for Growth in the Education of Health Information Services for People Living With HIV/AIDS: Perspectives of Directors/Managers of Public Libraries (paper presentation). Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference: Transforming LIS Education for the 21st Century, Denver, CO, 20-23 January, 2009.

 

·         Mehra, B. (2008). International Information Infrastructure: Perspective of IT Businesses in India, 71st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 2008: People Transforming Information - Information Transforming People. [panel presentation], Columbus, OH, October 24-29, 2008. Panel Title: 25 Years of SIG/III and the Future of International Information Issues (Moderator: A. Bowen).

 

·         Mehra, B. (2008). Integrating Socially-Relevant Projects and Achieving Meaningful Community Outcomes in Required Library and Information Science Courses: From a Service Model to Community Engagement (juried paper presentation). Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 8-11 January, 2008.

 

·         Mehra, B. (2008). Cross-Cultural Learning Process of LIS International Doctoral Students (panel presentation). Panel Title: International LIS Students: Cross-Cultural Experiences. Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 8-11 January, 2008.

 

·         Mehra, B., & Lambert, C. A. (2008). Information Needs and an Effective Information Support System for African-American Graduate Students. (juried paper presentation). 30th Annual Research Symposium College of Communication and Information University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, February 29, 2008.

 

·         Mehra, B., & Sandusky, R. J. (2008). Applications of Community-Based Action Research in Elective Courses: Partnering Library and Information Science Students with Underserved Populations to Meet their Information Technology Needs (juried paper presentation). Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 8-11 January, 2008.

 

·         Mehra, B., & Bilal, D. (2007). International Students’ Information Needs and Use of Technology, 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 2007: Joining Research and Practice: Social Computing and Information Science. [short paper], Milwaukee, WI, October 18-25, 2007.

 

·         Mehra, B., & Rioux, K. (2007). Human Information Behavior Concepts from a Perspective of IT Professionals in India, 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 2007: Joining Research and Practice: Social Computing and Information Science. [panel presentation], Milwaukee, WI, October 18-25, 2007. Panel Title: Information Behavior in Developing Countries: Research, Issues, and Emerging Trends (Moderator: D. Bilal).

 

·         Rioux, K., Albright, K. S., & Mehra, B. (2007). Conceptualizing Social Justice in the Information Sciences, 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 2007: Joining Research and Practice: Social Computing and Information Science. [technical session], Milwaukee, WI, October 18-25, 2007.

 

·         Mehra, B. (2007). Library and Information Science Professionals as Community Action Researchers in an Academic Setting: Top Ten Directions to Further Institutional Change for People of Diverse Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities (juried panel presentation), Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, 15-18 January, 2007. Check out the power point presentation.

 

·         Mehra, B., & Albright, K. S. (2006). Health Information Services Available for People Living With HIV/AIDS: Perspectives of Library and Information Professionals (juried paper presentation). American Society for Information Science & Technology 2006 Annual Meeting: Information Realities: Shaping the Digital Future For All, Austin, TX, November 3-8, 2006.

 

·         Mehra, B., Albright, K. S., & Rioux, K. (2006). A Practical Framework for Social Justice Research in the Information Professions (poster/short paper presentation). American Society for Information Science & Technology 2006 Annual Meeting: Information Realities: Shaping the Digital Future For All, Austin, TX, November 3-8, 2006.

 

·         Braquet, D., & Mehra, B. (2006). Contextualizing Internet Use Practices of the Cyber-Queer: Empowering Information Realities in Everyday Life (poster/short paper presentation). American Society for Information Science & Technology 2006 Annual Meeting: Information Realities: Shaping the Digital Future For All, Austin, TX, November 3-8, 2006.

 

·         Mehra, B. (2006). Contextualizing Internet Use in the Everyday Life of the Cyber-Queer (invited paper presentation) Annual Meeting of the Broadcasting Education Association 2006: Convergence Shockwave: Change, Challenge and Opportunity, Las Vegas, NV, April 27-29, 2006.

 

·         Mehra, B. (2006). Diversity Resources Page: Knowledge Representation of/for Librarians of Color (workshop presentation), First Joint Conference of Librarians of Color: Gathering at the Waters, Embracing Our Spirits, Telling Our Stories, Dallas, TX, October 11-15, 2006.

 

·         Mehra, B. (2006). Communication-Information Convergences in Internet Use by International Teaching Assistants (ITAs): “Sense Making” in a Culturally Alien Information Environment (juried paper presentation). 28th Annual Research Symposium College of Communication and Information University of Tennessee: Moving Toward the Future: Convergence of Communication and Information, Knoxville, TN, February 3, 2006.

 

·         Mehra, B. (2006). Moderator, The Future Look of Our Professions (Juried Papers: 3.45-5.15pm, 17 January), ALISE 2006 Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, 16-19 January, 2006.

 

·         Mehra, B. (2005). “A Phase-Model of the Cross-Cultural Learning Process of LIS International Doctoral Students: Interventions to Further Internationalization in LIS Education.” Paper Presentation at the American Society for Information Science & Technology 2005 Annual Meeting: Sparking Synergies: Bringing Research and Practice Together @ ASIST '05, Westin Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina (October 28 - November 2, 2005).

 

·         Mehra, B. (2005). “Socio-Technical Development of Digital Libraries in the Cross-Cultural Learning Process: A Critical Perspective.” Panel Session Title: Cross-Cultural Issues in User Learning and the Design of Digital Interfaces, American Society for Information Science & Technology 2005 Annual Meeting: Sparking Synergies: Bringing Research and Practice Together @ ASIST '05, Westin Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina (October 28 - November 2, 2005).

 

·         Mehra, B. (2005). “International Vision and Action Plan.” Panel Session Title: Social Justice + Internet Research, Association of Internet Researchers: Internet Research 6.0, Internet Generations, Chicago, IL (October 5-9, 2005).

 

·         Mehra, B. (2005). “International Students in American Universities as Cultural Bridges to "Other" Worlds: Information Policy Implications in a Globalized Environment.” Panel Session Title: Information in Globalization, Crosscurrents of Global Social Justice: Class, Gender, and Race, Global Studies Association/North America Conference, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (May 12-15, 2005).

 

·         Mehra, B. (2005). Moderator, “Don’t Just Talk About It, Be About It: New and Veteran Librarians on Connecting LIS Pedagogy and Readiness to Social Justice and Societal Change.” Dialogue on the Curriculum of Readiness for the 21st Century Librarian (planning committee member), ALA Annual Conference 2005, Chicago, IL (June 28).

 

·         Mehra, B. (2005). “Cross-Cultural Perspectives of International Doctoral Students: “Two-Way” Learning to Further Internationalization in Library and Information Science (LIS) Education.” Juried Paper Presentation, ALISE 2005 Annual Conference, Boston, MA (January 11-14, 2005).

 

·         Mehra, B. (2005). Moderator: LIS Curriculum: Global Perspectives (Juried Papers: 11.00-12.30pm, 12 January); and International Programs & Students (Juried Papers: 1.45-3.15pm, 13 January), ALISE 2005 Annual Conference, Boston, MA (January 11-14, 2005).

 

·         Mehra, B. (2004). “International Perspectives in Library and Information Science (LIS) Education: Developing Scenarios to Understand Cross-Cultural Communities of Practice Among Doctoral Students." Poster Presentation at The ALISE Doctoral Students SIG Research Poster Session, Association of Library and Information Science Educators 2004 Annual Conference in San Diego (January 6-9, 2004).

 

·         Mehra, B., & Papajohn, Dean. (2003). "Internet as a Glocal Network: Fulfilling Diasporic Needs of International Teaching Assistants (ITAs) in the United States" at the 4th conference of the Association of Internet Researchers,16-19 October, 2003, Toronto, Canada.

 

·         Mehra, B. (2003). "An Action Research (AR) Manifesto for Cyberculture Power to "Marginalized" Cultures of Difference" (Position Paper) . Invited participation at mini-symposium titled "Critical Cyberculture Studies: Current Terrains, Future Direction," Seattle, Washington, (May 9-11, 2003). The mini-symposium was supported by the Ford Foundation. Check out the list of participants at the mini-symposium website. URL: http://www.com.washington.edu/rccs/ford/.  

 

·         Mehra, B. "Service Learning in Library and Information Science Education: Connecting Research and Practice to Community." Juried Paper Presentation at the Conference of the Association of Library and Information Science Educators 2003: Declaration of Interdependence Connecting Researchers and Practitioners, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (January 21-24, 2003).

 

·         Mehra, B. "Historical Development of Community Networks in the United States: Future Directions of Collaboration with Library and Information Science (LIS)." Paper presentation at the Mini-Conference on Community Informatics/Community Networking Research, Montreal, Canada, (October 8, 2002).

 

·         Mehra, B. "Complexities in Development of Educational Collaboratories as a Socio-Technical System: A Situated Study of the GK-12 EdGrid Graduate Teaching Fellowship Program." Paper Presentation at The 6th World Multi-Conference on SYSTEMICS, CYBERNETICS AND INFORMATICS SCI 2002, Orlando, Florida, (July 14-18, 2002).

 

·         Mehra, B. Invited participation at the 2nd Annual Graduate WebShop, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, (June 3-14, 2002) and at the University of California at Berkeley (June 15-21, 2002). WebShop was supported by the National Science Foundation. Mehra proposed to examine the publicly available social survey datasets provided in the Graduate WebShop Data Archives and other qualitative studies in order to look at Internet use in the context of health outcomes for sexual/ethnic minorities.

 

·         Mehra, B., and Bishop, A. P. "Scenarios in the Afya Project as a Participatory Action Research (PAR) Tool for Studying Information Seeking and Use across the "Digital Divide."" Paper Presentation at the ASIS&T 2001 SIG USE Research Symposium on Effective Methods for Studying Information Seeking and Use, Washington, D.C., (November 3, 2001). (Published in peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings).

 

·         Heidorn, P. B., and Mehra, B. "Complimentary User-Centered Methodologies for Information Seeking and Use: System's Design in the Biological Information Browsing Environment (BIBE)," Paper Presentation at the ASIS&T 2001 SIG USE Research Symposium on Effective Methods for Studying Information Seeking and Use, Washington, D.C., (November 3, 2001). (Published in peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings).

 

·         Mehra, B. "Action-Oriented Outcomes for Empowerment of Sexual Minorities: A Situated Study of an Online Mailing List." Paper Presentation at the Second Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, (October 14-18, 2001).

 

·         Mehra, B. "Community Networks and the Digital Divide: Future Directions of Growth." Invited Paper Presentation at the Digital Divide Doctoral Student Workshop, Alliance for Community Technology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, (August 1-5, 2001).

 

·         Mehra, B. "Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Environmental Mapping of ForestWatch Sites." Paper Presentation at the GIS in Illinois 2001 Spring Conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, (April 10-11, 2001).

 

·         Mehra, B., Shrivastava, S., Lee, CA., and Ostrodka, C. "A Visual Odyssey Through Forests in Illinois: Use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for 'Mapping' ForestWatch Sites." Poster Presentation at the Environmental Horizons 2001 Conference,University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign, (March 26-27, 2001).

 

·         Mehra, B. "Virtual Communities on the Internet: Social Interaction Across the Digital Divide." Paper Presentation at the First Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, (September 14-17, 2000).

 

·         Mehra, B. "The Sacred Landscape of Hindu Temples: A Marker of Indian Diasporic Identity in the U.S." Paper Presentation at the Conference on Identity and the Arts in Diaspora Communities, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Co-sponsored by the Ford Foundation and the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities) (November 1998).

 

·         (Panel title)- "Balancing the Two Worlds: Construction of the Indian Diasporic Identity in the U.S." at the 27th Annual Conference on South Asia, Center for South Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison (October 1998).  (Paper title)- B. Mehra, (1998). "The Sacred Landscape of Hindu Temples: A Marker of Indian Diasporic Identity in the U.S."

 

·         Mehra, B. "Mandala and the Sacred Landscape of the Hindu City of Madurai: An Inspiration for Contemporary Design." Paper Presentation at Making Sacred Places, The sixth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Built Form & Culture Research at University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati (October 1997).

 

·         Mehra, B. "Mandala and the Sacred Landscape of the Hindu City of Banaras." Paper Presentation at Our Community, Our Neighborhood, Annual Conference of Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) at Washington State University, Spokane, (August 1996).

 

·         Mehra, B. "Interpretation of the Sacred and the Profane as a Private-Public Continuum: A Study of the Hindu City of Madurai." Poster presentation at the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) 27, Salt Lake City, Utah, (June 1996)

 

·         PRESENTATION Reflecting on Critical Research Methods and Experiences, CCI 615, 27 February, 2007.

 

·         PRESENTATION A Social Justice Framework for Application of Critical Research Methodologies, CCI 630, 2 April, 2007.   

 

·         PRESENTATION A Social Justice Framework in Community Engagement: The Rural Librarian Information Technology Master’s Scholarship Program, CCI 620, 9 March, 2011.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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