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Yoli Bergstrom-Lynch

Social Justice & Critical Pedagogy Research Librarian

Social Justice & Critical Pedagogy Librarian

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Yoli Bergstrom-Lynch

About Me

Hi, I am Yoli! I am the Social Justice and Critical Pedagogy Research Librarian, and the librarian for Sociology, Anthropology, Urban Studies, Public Policy and Law, International Studies, and Human RightsIf you need help with your research or projects, or library instruction for your students, please feel free to make an appointment, stop by, or email me. I am happy to help​!

As a research librarian, I work to integrate critical pedagogy and social justice principles into library instruction, research consultations, scholarly communication practices, library collections, and more. My ultimate goal is to foster inclusive and equitable learning environments.

Before becoming a librarian, I taught college-level sociology courses for 15 years.  My primary areas of expertise include all things sociology, critical criminology and penology, race and ethnic relations, urban ethnography, critical theory, Black feminisms, social inequalities, Afrofuturism, Blues history and geographies, open education, and qualitative research.

If you would like to learn more about me, please visit my ePortfolio

How Can I Help with Your Research?

Are you doing research for any of your courses? Let's work on:

 refining your research question

 establishing what the best information sources are for your research

 identifying effective search terms

 learning what various search tools can do, and how they work

 exploring different kinds of information and if they benefit your research

 tracking how your research questions change through the course of research

 getting access to specific materials you had trouble locating

 understanding your rights and responsibilities regarding your use and creation of knowledge