Eric Ely-Ledesma

Position title: PhD Candidate


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Eric Ely


M.A. in Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin – Madison, The Information School. 2017
B.A. in History, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Department of History. 2014

Areas of interest

Research Fields:
Academic libraries; higher education; community colleges; diversity, equity, and inclusion

Methods & Methodologies:
Meaning fields and reconstructive horizon analysis; discourse analysis; qualitative methods

Critical Theory; Social Reproduction Theory

Courses Taught

LIS 202: Information Divides and Differences in a Multicultural Society (primary instructor)

LIS 603: Research and Assessment for Information Professionals (primary instructor)

Continuing Education Course: Cultural Competence in Libraries: Encouraging Reflective Practice (primary instructor)

Recent Publications

Ely, E.R. (2022). Exploring cultural competence: A case study of two academic libraries. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 22(2), 395-419.

Ely, E.R. (2021). Diversity, equity, and inclusion statements on academic library websites: An analysis of content, communication, and messaging. Information Technology and Libraries, 40(4),

Ely, E.R., Willett, R., Abbas, J., & Agosto, D. (2021). Navigating children’s use of screen media: An analysis of guidance information provided on public library websites. Library Quarterly, 91(1),