Jeanie Austin

Jeanie Austin is a librarian with San Francisco Public Library's Jail and Reentry Services program. They earned their PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. Their research interests and activities include the provision of library services to people in juvenile detentions, jails, and prisons. They primarily examine the complex political and social systems that surround this work. They are interested in the incorporation of critical praxis in LIS and in the critical evaluation of technology’s roles in carceral institutions and policing practices. Jeanie has been published in Digital Humanities Quarterly, International Journal of Information, Diversity & Inclusion (IJIDI), First Monday, Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies, and Reference Librarian. Jeanie has also contributed chapters to several edited volumes on library services.

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