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Research interests

I am the Director of the Social Sciences and Professional Programs Department in the University of Minnesota Libraries. I coordinate and lead the work of liaisons supporting social science and professional program students and faculty. My research interests are centered around academic freedom for academic librarians, critical management studies in academic libraries, and critical information literacy.  

Education/Academic qualification

BA, Grinnell College

MLIS, University of Pittsburgh

Research interests

  • information literacy
  • library science

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Research Output 2011 2019

  • 4 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Paper

The Cost of Speaking Out: Do Librarians Truly Experience Academic Freedom

Leebaw, D. E. & Logsdon, A., Mar 2019, p. 459. 472 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
information theory
critical theory

Situating information literacy within the curriculum: Using a rubric to shape a program

Leebaw, D. E., Jastram, I. & Tompkins, H., Apr 2014, In : Portal: Libraries and the Academy. 14, 2, p. 165-186

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
project assessment

"How is this different from critical thinking?": The Risks and rewards of deepening faculty involvement in an information literacy rubric

Leebaw, D. E., Partlo, K. & Tompkins, H., 2013, ACRL Conference Proceedings. ALA, p. 270-280

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Improving library resource discovery: exploring the possibilities of VuFind and Web-scale discovery

Leebaw, D. E., Conlan, B., Gonnerman, K., Johnston, S. & Sinkler-Miller, C., Apr 2013, In : Journal of Web Librarianship. 7, 2, p. 154-189

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Activities 2017 2019

  • 6 Submitted presentation or panel
  • 2 Invited presentation

Librarians' Experiences with Academic Freedom: Preliminary Answers from a Recent Survey

Danya E Leebaw (Speaker), Alexis Logsdon (Speaker)
Apr 2019

Activity: Talk typesSubmitted presentation or panel

Partnering for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A New Role for Library Spaces

Danya E Leebaw (Speaker), Carissa A Tomlinson (Speaker)
Oct 2019

Activity: Talk typesSubmitted presentation or panel

"Demystifying Business Information"

Danya E Leebaw (Speaker), Mary Schoenborn (Speaker), Caroline I Lilyard (Speaker)
Sep 2019

Activity: Talk typesSubmitted presentation or panel

Thinking Critically About Library Management

Danya E Leebaw (Speaker)
Oct 2018

Activity: Talk typesSubmitted presentation or panel