Shannon Crawford Barniskis

Lecturer, PhD Student


M.L.I.S., Master of Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

B.S., Epistemology, Library and Information Science minor, University of Wisconsin-Superior

Research Interests

Public Libraries
Access/Intellectual Freedom
Creative Spaces and Programs in Libraries
Information Policy
Community Informatics

Classes Taught

IST110 Introduction to Information Science & Technology
IST120 Information Technology Ethics

Recent Publications

2017. To what ends, by what means?: The development of the library faith from moral uplift to makerspace. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science, Uppsala, Sweden, 2016. Information Research, 22(1). by WebCite® at
2016. Access and express: Professional perspectives on public library makerspaces and intellectual freedom. Public Library Quarterly,35(2),
2016. Deconstructing the mission: A critical content analysis of public library mission statements. The Library Quarterly, 86(2), 135-152. doi:10.1086/685403