Ph.D. – Communication, Information & Library Studies, Rutgers University (2012)
M.S. – Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2003)
M.A. – Religion, The University of Chicago Divinity School (2000)
B.A. – with high departmental honors, Religion, Smith College (1998)
Junior Year Abroad at Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1996-1997)
ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
St. Mark’s (now Keller) Library
The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, New York, New York
Associate Director and Reference Librarian (July 2006 – August 2008)
Reference Librarian (August 2003 – June 2006)
Book banning in 21st Century America. (2015). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan on a Shoestring. (2010). New York, NY: Neal Schuman.
Trigger warnings: History, theory, context. (2017). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Knox, E.J.M. (Accepted). Indoctrination and common sense interpretation of texts: The Tucson Unified School District book banning. Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy.
Knox, E.J.M. & Oltmann, S. (Accepted). Social responsibility, censorship, and the ALA: The 2015 Banned Books Week controversy. Library Quarterly.
Oltmann, S., Peterson, C. & Knox, E.J.M. (2017). Analyzing challenges to library materials: An incomplete picture. Public Library Quarterly, 36(3).
Oltmann, S.M., Knox, E.J.M., Peterson, C. & Musgrave, S. (2015). Using open records laws for research purposes. Library & Information Science Research, 37(4), 323-328.
Knox, E.J.M. (2014). Society, institutions, and common sense: Themes in the discourse of challengers in 21st century United States. Library & Information Science Research, 36(3-4), 171-178. [LISR Themes in PDF]
Knox, E.J.M. (2014). Intellectual freedom and the agnostic-postmodernist view of reading effects. Library Trends, 63(1). [Knox LT Effects in PDF]
Knox, E.J.M. (2014). The books will still be in the library: Narrow definitions of censorship in the discourse of challengers. Library Trends, 62(4). [Knox LT Definitions in PDF]
Knox, E.J.M. (2014). Supporting intellectual freedom: Symbolic capital and practical philosophy in librarianship. The Library Quarterly, 84(1), 8-21. [LQ Supporting in PDF]
Knox, E. (2011). Intellectual Freedom. Public Services Quarterly, 7(1), 49-55.
Knox, E. (2007). How one part-time library staff member can provide interlibrary loan service. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve, 17(4), 87-94.
Knox, E.J.M. (August 2016). Ethics and reference services. In L. Smith and L. Wong (Eds.), Reference and Information Services (5th ed.). Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited.
Knox, E. (2013). The challengers of West Bend: An institutional approach. In L.S. Robbins & C. Pawley (Eds.) Libraries and the Reading Public in Twentieth-Century America. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. [Pre-print manuscript-PDF]
MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW
Darch, P. & Knox, E.J.M. (Under review). Ethical perspectives on data and software sharing in the sciences: A research agenda. Library & Information Science Research
Peterson, C., Oltmann, S. & Knox, E.J.M. (In revision). The Cultural Work of Internet Filters: A Case Study of Implementing Web Censorship in Alabama Public Schools & Libraries. International Journal of Communication.
EDITED BOOK UNDER CONTRACT
Burgess, J.T.F. & Knox, E.J.M. (Expected 2018). Foundations of Information Ethics. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.
Understanding Book Challengers. (2016, March). Panelist on Libraries and Public Access to Books: The Lawrence Clark Powell Lecture. 2016 Tucson Festival of Books. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS
Knox, E.J.M. (2016, November). “How Teachers, Parents, and Communities Can Keep Students Reading.” Panel at the Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Atlanta, GA.
Knox, E.J.M. (2016, July). This book is inappropriate: Language, order, and reading. Panel at the Annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP), Paris, France.
Knox, E.J.M. (2016, June). Dirty materials out of place: Inappropriate books and social classification. Paper presented at the Library History Round Table Research Forum, Annual Conference of the American Library Association (ALA), Orlando, FL.
Burgess, J., Knox, E., Mon, L., Perry, H.B., Ross, J.M., & Steele, J. (2016, January). Juried panel: Radical change and ethical practice in the LIS classroom. Annual Conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), Boston, MA.
Augusto, A., Goldsmith A. & Knox, E. (2015, June). Voices from the field: Methodology and more in library research. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Library Association (ALA), San Francisco, CA.
Knox, E. (2015, April). Teenagers are not young adults: Age, innocence, and the censorship of children’s literature. Paper presented at Outlawed: The Naked Truth About Censored Literature for Young People, Fesno, CA.
Knox. E. (2015, January). The books will still be in the library: Narrow definitions of censorship in the discourse of challengers. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education, Chicago, IL.
Knox, E. (2014, November). It’s the book’s fault: Youth, intellectual freedom & librarianship. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Social Science History Association, Toronto, Canada.
Knox, E. (2014, September). Discussant for “Reading without Books: Experiences of Print in Everyday Life in Imperial China, Tang through Qing” International Conference. Urbana, IL.
Knox, E. (2014, September). Reading should edify the soul: Religious reading and book challenges in the contemporary United States. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP), Antwerp, Belgium.
Knox, E. (2014, March). The geography of censorship: Communities, challenges, and Harry Potter. Note presented at the iConference, Berlin, Germany.
Knox, E. (2013, July). Harry Potter and the geography of censorship. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Knox, E. (2012, September). Political protest and interpretation: The Tucson Unified School District book “ban.” Paper presented at Protest on the Page: Print Culture History in Opposition to Almost Anything*(*you can think of): A Conference of the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, Madison, WI.
Knox, E. (2011, January). Agnostic vs. Traditional: An historical analysis of competing reading effects models. Paper presented at the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Conference, San Diego, CA.
Knox, E. (2010, September). Censorship and religious reading: An institutional approach. Paper presented at the Library History Seminar XII: Libraries in the History of Print Culture, Madison, WI.
Knox, E.J.M. (2017). Opposing censorship in difficult times. Library Quarterly, 87(3), 268-276.
Knox, E.J.M. (2016, September 28). Banned books are often diverse books. Check the stats. School Library Journal.
Knox, E.J.M. (2015, September 30). Study to explore link between book challenges and diverse books. School Library Journal.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (August 2012 – present)
School of Information Sciences (formerly GSLIS)
Intellectual Freedom and Censorship (Fall 2012, Spring 2014, Fall 2014 – 2016)
Information Ethics (Spring 2015, Summer 2016, 2017)
Information Policy (Spring 2016)
Libraries, Information, and Society (Spring 2013 – 2017)
Information Organization & Access (Fall 2013-2015)
Reference and Information Services (Spring 2013, Fall 2013)
Rutgers University (August 2009 – Summer 2012)
School of Communication and Information
Department of Library and Information Science
Reference Services and Services (Summer 2012)
Retrieving and Evaluating Online Information (Summer 2012)
Introduction to Information Technology and Informatics (Fall 2011)
Introduction to Information Technology and Informatics (Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012)
2015 WISE Instructor of the Year
2015 Illinois Library Association Intellectual Freedom Award
2014 Rutgers University School of Communication and Information iConference Doctoral Dissertation Award Nominee
2012 Recipient of the SC&I Ph.D. Program Outstanding continuing Doctoral Student Award
2011 Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries Barham Scholar
2011 Recipient of the SC&I LIS Faculty Teaching Assistant Award
2008 School of Communication and Information Diversity Fellow
Beta Phi Mu (inducted 2005)
To the Profession
Editorial & Advisory Boards
Member of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy Editorial Board (2016 – )
Member of the Library Trends Advisory Board (2016 – )
Member of the Library Quarterly Editorial Board (2015 – )
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Foundations of Library and Information Science by Richard E. Rubin (American Library Association, 2015)
Member of the Illinois Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee (2017 – )
Treasurer of the Association for Information Science and Technology Information Policy (ASIS&T) SIG (2015 – )
Co-convener Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Information Ethics SIG (2015 – )
Vice Chair and member of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Professional Values Committee (July 2013 – present)
Member of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Membership Advisory Committee (2006 – 2009)
Member of Public Services Interest Group Steering Committee of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) (2006 – 2009)
Co-editor of the special issue on doctoral studies for Library Trends
Organizing Chair of the 2017 Information Ethics Roundtable: Data Ethics
Chair of the 2017 Beta Phi Mu Scholarship Committee
Invited Participant to White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Nation of Makers – Makerspace Organizers Meeting and Workshop (August 24, 2016)
Invited Participant in Revisiting the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA): Ten Years Later Symposium. Sponsored by Google, ALA Office for Information Technology, and ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (July 29-30, 2013)
iSchool at Illinois
Chair of the 2017 Beta Phi Mu Scholarship Committee
Organizing Chair of the 2017 Information Ethics Roundtable: Data Ethic
Head of the Steering Committee for Developing an Undergraduate Degree (2015 – )
Member of the Executive Committee (2014 – present)
Faculty Liaison to the Alpha Chapter of Beta Phi Mu (2014 – )
Member of Curriculum Committee (2012 – 2014)
Representative to Task Force for Inclusion from Curriculum Committee (2012 – 2013)
American Library Association (2002 -)
- Association for College and Research Libraries (2013 – )
- Black Caucus of the American Library Association (2011 -)
- Freedom to Read Foundation (2013 – )
Association for Information Science and Technology (2012 -)
Association for Library and Information Science Education (2008 -)
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (2012 -)
Illinois Library Association (2016 – )
Updated June 2017