I’m Julia. I’m a multidisciplinary thinker, educator, creative, and researcher.

I am currently the Social Sciences Librarian III (assistant professor equivalent) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

My research interests include:

  • Information self-efficacy in academic environments, librarian roles in building information self-efficacy
  • Library and librarian roles in addressing misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation
  • Librarian teaching of evidence synthesis in social science disciplines
  • Design and assessment of library-mediated learning in higher education
  • Open and public scholarship, decolonizing and un-gatekeeping scholarship
  • Culturally responsive, feminist, antiracist, and queer pedagogies in library instruction and outreach

I’m interested in helping learners recognize their power, specifically in situations that may have been traditionally gatekept or have minimized the lived experience as factors in their learning. I especially seek to do this in academic settings where I can create environments that help increase the diversity and power of voices contributing to our scholarly conversations.

I was formerly a professional performer, and hold a bachelor’s degree in musical theatre. I still sing (now just for fun), and also dabble in textile arts, ceramics, and digital design.

I also like to weight train, cook vegetarian meals, spend time outside, and hang with good books and my cat.