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Articles Published in Refereed Journal

 

·    Mehra, B., Black, K., Singh, V., Nolt, J. (forthcoming). Collaboration between LIS Education and Rural Libraries in the Southern and Central Appalachia: Improving Librarian Technology Literacy and Management Training [Brief Communications and Research In Progress]. ALISE 2010 Conference Special Issue of the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 51(4).

 

·    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., & Robinson, W. C. (2009) (invited). 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., Qayyum, M. A., & Barclay-McLaughlin, G. (2008). Aquí y allá (Here and There) Information-Based Learning Corridors between Tennessee and Puerto Rico: The Five Golden Rules in Intercultural Education, Education for Information, 26(3), 151-168.

 

·    Mehra, B., & Lambert, C. A. (2008). Priority Information Needs of African American Graduate Women: A Pilot Study, Communication & Social Change, 2(1), 105-123.

 

·    Allard, S., Mehra, B., & Qayyum, M. A. (2007). Intercultural Leadership Toolkit for Librarians: Building Awareness to Effectively Serve Diverse Multicultural Populations, Education Libraries (Special Issue: Outreach to Minority Populations), 30(1) (Summer 2007), 5-12.

 

·    Mehra, B., & Bishop, A. P. (2007). Cross-Cultural Perspectives of International Doctoral Students: Two-Way Learning in Library and Information Science Education, International Journal of Progressive Education, 3(1), 44-64.

 

·    Mehra, B., & Braquet, D. (2007) (invited). 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, Library Trends, 56(2), 542-565.

 

·    Mehra, B., & Papajohn, D. (2007). “Glocal” Patterns of Communication-Information Convergences in Internet Use: Cross-Cultural Behavior of International Teaching Assistants in a Culturally Alien Information Environment, The International Information & Library Review, 39(1), 12-30.

 

·    Mehra, B., & Srinivasan, R. (2007). The Library-Community Convergence Framework for Community Action: Libraries as Catalysts of Social Change, Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services, 57(3), 123-139.

 

·    Mehra, B. (2005). Library and Information Science (LIS) and Community Development: Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to Support a Social Equity Agenda, Journal of the Community Development Society, 36(1), 28-40.

 

·    Mehra, B., and Stepp, K, E. (2005). Diversity Resources Page (DRP): A Digital Library on Diversity and Multicultural Issues at the University of Tennessee, Versed: Bulletin of the Office for Diversity, American Library Association, May – June 2005, 15.

 

·    Mehra, B., Merkel, C., & Bishop, A. P. (2004). Internet for Empowerment of Minority and Marginalized Communities, New Media & Society, 6(5), 781-802.

 

·    Heidorn, P. B., Mehra, B., & Lokhaiser, M. (2002). Complimentary User-Centered Methodologies for Information Seeking and Use: System's Design in the Biological Information Browsing Environment (BIBE), Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, 53(14), 1251-1258.

 

·    Mehra, B., Bishop, A. P., Bazzell, I., & Smith, C. (2002). Scenarios in the Afya Project as a Participatory Action Research (PAR) Tool for Studying Information Seeking and Use Across the "Digital Divide," Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, 53(14), 1259-1266.

 

·    Mehra, B., Bishop, A. P., & Bazzell, I. (2000). The Role of Use Scenarios in Developing a Community Health Information System, Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science, 26(4), (April/May, 2000). URL: http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/May-00/mehra__et_al.html.

 

·    Mehra, B. (1999). The Sacred Landscape of Hindu Temples: A Marker of Indian Diasporic Identity in the U.S., Sagar: A South Asia Graduate Student Journal, 6(1), 65-90.

 

 

Books

 

·    Mehra, B. (2008) (invited). The Cross-Cultural Learning Process of International Doctoral Students: A Case Study in Library and Information Science Education. Saarbrucken, Germany: Verlag Dr. Muller.

 

 

Scholarly and/or Creative Activity Published Through a Refereed Electronic Venue

 

·    Mehra, B., & Braquet, D. (2006). A “Queer” Manifesto of Interventions for Libraries to ‘Come Out’ of the Closet! A Study of “Queer” Youth Experiences during the Coming Out Process, Library and Information Science Research Electronic Journal, Volume 16, Issue 1 (March 2006). URL: http://libres.curtin.edu.au/libres16n1/.

 

·    Mehra, B. (2004). Service Learning in Library and Information Science (LIS) Education: Connecting Research and Practice to Community. InterActions: UCLA Journal of Information and Education Studies, Volume 1, Issue 1, Article 3. URL: http://repositories.cdlib.org/gseis/interactions/vol1/iss1/art3/.

 

·    Bishop, A. P., Bazzell, I., Mehra, B., & Smith, C. (2001). Afya: Social and Digital Technologies that Reach Across the Digital Divide, First Monday, volume 6, number 4 (April 2001). URL: http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue6_4/bishop/index.html.

 

·    Bishop, A. P., Mehra, B., Bazzell, I., & Smith, C. (2000). Socially Grounded User Studies in Digital Library Development, First Monday, volume 5, number 6 (June 2000). URL: http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_6/bishop/index.html.

 

 

Contributions to Edited Volumes

·    Mehra, B. (2010 Fall). Integrating LGBTIQ Representations Across the Library and Information Science Curriculum: A Strategic Framework for Student-Centered Interventions. In E. Greenblatt (ed.), Serving LGBTIQ Library and Archives Users: Essays on Outreach, Service, Collections and Access. Jefferson NC: MacFarland & Company, Inc.

 

·    Mehra, B., Rioux, K., & Albright, K. S. (2009). Social Justice in Library and Information Science. In M. J. Bates & M. N. Maack (eds.), Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences. New York: Taylor & Francis Group.

 

·    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. In Loriene Roy, Kelly Jensen, and Alex Hershey Meyers (eds.), Service Learning: Linking Library Education and Practice. Chicago, IL: American Library Association (ALA) Editions.

 

·    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. In Loriene Roy, Kelly Jensen, and Alex Hershey Meyers (eds.), Service Learning: Linking Library Education and Practice. Chicago, IL: American Library Association (ALA) Editions.

 

·    Mehra, B. (2007). Affective Factors in Information Seeking during Cross-Cultural Learning of International Doctoral Students in Library and Information Science Education. In: D. Nahl & D. Bilal (eds.), Information and Emotion: The Emergent Affective Paradigm in Information Behavior Research and Theory (ASIST Monograph Series) (pp. 279-301). Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc.

 

·    Mehra, B., & Braquet, D. (2007). Process of Information Seeking during “Queer” Youth Coming-Out Experiences. In: M. K. Chelton & C. Cool (eds.), Youth Information Seeking Behaviors: Contexts, Theories, Models and Issues (pp. 93-131). Toronto, Canada: Scarecrow Press.

 

·    Mehra, B. (2006). An Action Research (AR) Manifesto for Cyberculture Power to “Marginalized” Cultures of Difference. In: D. Silver & A. Massanari (eds.), Critical Cyber-Culture Studies (pp. 205-215). New York: New York University Press.

 

·    Mehra, B. (2004). Hindu Temples and Asian-Indian Diasporic Identity in the United States. In: T. Turino & J. Lea (eds.). Identity and the Arts in Diaspora Communities (pp. 93-102). Warren, MI: Harmonie Park Press.

 

·    Bishop, A. P., Mehra, B., Bazzell, I. & Smith, C. (2003). Participatory Action Research and Digital Libraries: Reframing Evaluation. In: A. P. Bishop, N. Van House, & B. Buttenfield (eds.). Digital Library Use: Social Practice in Design and Evaluation (pp. 161-190). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

 

·    Bishop, A. P., Mehra, B., Bazzell, I., & Smith, C. (2001). Scenarios in the Design and Evaluation of Networked Information Services: An Example from Community Health. In: C. R. McClure & J. C. Bertot (eds.). Evaluating Networked Information Services: Techniques, Policy, and Issues  (pp. 45-66). Medford, N.J.: Information Today.

 

Papers Published in Refereed Conference Proceedings

·    Mehra, B., Olson, H. A., and Ahmad, S. (2010 Fall). 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, August 10-15, 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

·    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, August 19-21, 2009, Milan, Italy.

 

·    Mehra, B., & Bilal, D. (2007). International Students’ Information Needs and Use of Technology, Proceedings of the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 2007: Joining Research and Practice: Social Computing and Information Science. Volume 44 [Short Paper], Milwaukee, WI, October 18-25, 2007. [Available on CD-ROM].

 

·    Mehra, B., & Bilal, D. (2007). International Students’ Perceptions of their Information Seeking Strategies. In: K. Dalkir & C. Arsenault (eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science/L’Association canadienne des sciences de l’information (CAIS/ACSI): Information Sharing in a Fragmented World: Crossing Boundaries, Montreal, May 10-12, 2007. URL: http://www.cais-acsi.ca/search.asp?year=2007.

 

·    Braquet, D., & Mehra, B. (2006). Contextualizing Internet Use Practices of the Cyber-Queer: Empowering Information Realities in Everyday Life. Proceedings of the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 2006: Information Realities: Shaping the Digital Future For All. Volume 43. [Short Paper], Austin, TX, November 3-8, 2006. [Available on CD-ROM].

 

·    Mehra, B., & Albright, K. S. (2006). Health Information Services Available for People Living With HIV/AIDS: Perspectives of Library and Information Professionals. Proceedings of the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 2006: Information Realities: Shaping the Digital Future For All. Volume 43, Austin, TX, November 3-8, 2006. [Available on CD-ROM].

 

·    Mehra, B., Albright, K. S., & Rioux, K. (2006). A Practical Framework for Social Justice Research in the Information Professions. Proceedings of the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 2006: Information Realities: Shaping the Digital Future For All. Volume 43. [Short Paper], Austin, TX, November 3-8, 2006. [Available on CD-ROM].

 

·    Mehra, B., Piper, M. J., & Stepp, K. E. (2006). Knowledge Representation of/for Librarians of Color: Enhancing Usability of the Diversity Resources Page. Proceedings of the First National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color: Gathering at the Waters Embracing Our Spirits, Telling Our Stories, Dallas, TX (October 11-15, 2006), pp. 147A-147F. [Available at URL: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/hall-erickson/jclc_2006conf/].

 

·    Mehra, B. (2005). A Phase-Model of the Cross-Cultural Learning Process of LIS International Doctoral Students: Characteristics and Interventions. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 2005 Annual Meeting: Sparking Synergies: Bringing Research and Practice Together @ ASIST '05, Volume 42, Westin Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, October 28 – November 2, 2005. [Available on CD-ROM].

 

·    Mehra, B., Bruce, B.C., Harnisch, D., & Comstock, S. (2002). Complexities in Development of Educational Collaboratories as a Socio-Technical System: A Situated Study of the GK-12 EdGrid Graduate Teaching Fellowship Program.  In: N. Callaos, M. Loutfi, & M. Justan (eds.), Proceedings of The 6th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics SCI 2002, Volume VIII Concepts and Applications of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics II, Orlando, FL (July 14-18, 2002), pp. 1188-1194. [Available on CD-ROM].   

 

Papers or Extended Abstracts Published in Conference Proceedings (Refereed on the Basis of Abstract)

·    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 (Abstract). 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, Denver, CO, 20-23 January, 2009.

 

·    Mehra, B. (2009). Education of Public Library Management and Services: A Course Case Study Applying Library 2.0 Practices (Abstract). 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, Denver, CO, 20-23 January, 2009.

 

·    Mehra, B. (2008). 25 Years of SIG/III and the Future of International Information Issues (Panel Title). International Information Infrastructure: Perspective of IT Businesses in India (Paper Title), Proceedings of the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 2008: People Transforming Information - Information Transforming People. Volume 45 [Panel Abstract], Columbus, OH, October 24-29, 2008. [Available on CD-ROM].

 

·    Mehra, B., & Rioux, K. (2007). Human Information Behavior Concepts from a Perspective of IT Professionals in India, Proceedings of the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 2007: Joining Research and Practice: Social Computing and Information Science. Volume 44 [Panel Abstract], Milwaukee, WI, October 18-25, 2007. [Available on CD-ROM].

 

·    Rioux, K., Albright, K. S., & Mehra, B. (2007). Conceptualizing Social Justice in the Information Sciences, Proceedings of the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 2007: Joining Research and Practice: Social Computing and Information Science. Volume 44 [Panel Abstract], Milwaukee, WI, October 18-25, 2007. [Available on CD-ROM].

 

·    Mehra, B. (2005). Socio-Technical Development of Digital Libraries in the Cross-Cultural Learning Process: A Critical Perspective. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 2005 Annual Meeting: Sparking Synergies: Bringing Research and Practice Together @ ASIST '05, Volume 42, [Panel Abstract], Westin Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, October 28 – November 2, 2005. [Available on CD-ROM].

 

·    Bruce, B.C., Harnisch, D., Comstock, S., & Mehra, B. (2002). Fostering Inquiry-based Learning in Technology-rich Learning Environments: The Inquiry Page in the GK-12 Fellows Program, Proceedings of the AACE World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 340-341). [Paper Abstract], Denver, CO, (June 24-28, 2002).

 

·    Harnisch, D., Comstock, S., & Mehra, B. (2002). Who's Teaching Whom? Scientist/Teacher Teams and Administrative Strategies, Proceedings of the AACE World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 342-343), [Paper Abstract], Denver, CO, (June 24-28, 2002).

 

Manuscripts Submitted for Publication

·    Mehra, B. (in press). Cultural Re-Interpretations of Ethnicity and Sexuality in the American Academy: Perceptions and Experiences of a Gay Man from India. In V. A. Wall & J. Washington (eds.), The Colors of the Rainbow:  Voices of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People of Color in the Academy.

 

·    Mehra, B., Haley, J. E., & Lane, D. (in press). Information Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) South Asians: Multiple Shades of Identity based on Sexual Orientation and Ethnicity, The Colors of the Rainbow:  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People of Color in the Academy (Research). Edited by: V. A. Wall & J. Washington.

 

·    Mehra, B., & Lambert, C. A. (in preparation). Developing a Holistic Approach towards Retention of African-American Graduate Students in their Learning Process: A Pilot Qualitative Study. The Journal of Higher Education.

 

·    Mehra, B. (in preparation). International Information Infrastructure: Perspective of IT Businesses in India. Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology.

 

Research Reports

·    Mehra, B.,  Black, K., & Lee, S. (2009). Rural Library Professionals as Change Agents in the 21st Century: Integrating Information Technology Competencies in the Southern and Central Appalachian Region (ITRL). Summary Findings of a Rural Library Pilot Study Submitted to Tennessee Libraries Listserv (tn-libraries@listserv.state.tn.us) on April 30, 2009.

 

·    Mehra, B., Braquet, D., White, E., Weaver, R. & Hodge, C. (2007). A Website Analysis of the University of Tennessee’s Peer Institutions to Assess their Support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People (Report submitted by the Research Committee, Commission for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) People, University of Tennessee. (URL: https://web.utk.edu/~bmehra/final.pdf).

 

·    Mehra, B., & Watson, J. (2006). Transforming International and Intercultural Understandings: Self-Assessment and Reflexivity at the School of Information Sciences (Phase I). A Summary Report of Select Project Funded with a Quality Enhancement Plan Grant at the University of Tennessee. 

 

·    Mehra, B. (2006). Diversity and Democracy: Intercultural Proficiencies in Practice. Prepared materials for the UT School of Information Sciences Toolkit Symposium: Developing an Intercultural Toolkit for the Information Age.

 

·    Mehra, B., & Watson, J. (2006). Proceedings of the Brown Bag Globalization-Information-Culture Symposium: How Does Globalization in the Age of Information Affect Traditions and Culture Around the World? (URL: http://www.sis.utk.edu/newsArchive/whatsGoingOn/Global/).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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