Adriana McCleer

PhD Student


M.A., Library and Information Science, University of Arizona, 2007
B.A., Spanish, Edgewood College, 2004

Research Interests

Information Policy
Information Access
Intellectual Freedom
Ethnic Studies
Public Libraries


García-Febo, L., & McCleer, A. (2017). Together we are better: International collaboration supporting information access in the Dominican Republic. In C. Constantinou, M. Miller, & K. Schlesinger (Eds.), International Librarianship: Developing Professional, Intercultural, and Educational Leadership. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Bennett-Kapusniak, R., Glover, J., McCleer, A., Thiele, J., & Wolfram, D. (2016). Planning LIS doctoral education around a focused theme: A report on the B2A program. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 57(1), 69-78.

Bennett-Kapusniak, R., & McCleer, A. (2015). Love in the digital library: Racial heterogeneity in e-books. Journal of Popular Romance Studies, (5.1), 1-21.

Zimmer, M., & McCleer, A. (2014). The 2009 West Bend Community Memorial Library Controversy: Understanding the challenge, the reactions, and the aftermath. Library Trends, 62(4), 721-729.

McCleer, A. (2013). Knowing communities: A review of community assessment literature. Public Library Quarterly, 32(3), 263-274.

McCleer, A. (2013). Librotraficante named Downs Award recipient. Freedom to Read Foundation Newsletter, 38(1), 5-7.

McCleer, A. (2012, July 2). Just service to Latinos and Spanish-speakers. REFORMA Online Newsletter.

Instructional Experience and Scholarly Activities

Instructor, Information Technology Ethics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Spring 2015.
Instructor, Introduction to Information Science and Technology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Fall 2014.
Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Information Science and Technology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Fall 2013-Spring 2014.
B2A Fellow (2011-2015). Funded by the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, Institute of Museum and Library Services and implemented through University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies.

Selected Presentations

McCleer, A. (2017, April). A community partnerships framework in action. Presented at the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries Annual Conference, Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

McCleer, A. (2014, April). Fighting for intellectual and cultural freedom: Current battles for Mexican American studies in K-12 classrooms. Presented in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies (LACUSL) Speaker Series, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Bennett-Kapusniak, R., Crawford Barniskis, S., Latham, J. M., McCleer, A., & Thiele, J. (2014, January). Converging knowledge: Networking the gap between public librarians and researchers. Poster presented at the Association for Library and Information Science Education Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Wolfram, D., Glover, J., Kapusniak, R., McCleer, A., & Thiele, J. (2012, September). Overcoming barriers to information access: Privacy education for immigrant populations. Presented at the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.