Barbara Stripling

Professor Emerita

Barbara taught at the iSchool from 2012 – 2018 where she used her position on the faculty as an opportunity to impact the profession of librarianship through her teaching, research, and writing. She came to the iSchool after serving as director of school library programs in New York City, where she used her leadership skills to focus on building a nurturing and supportive community and strong guidance for all the school librarians. Barbara was elected to the role of President of the American Library Association (ALA) for a one-year term in 2013. In that role, she served ALA members in all types of libraries by championing intellectual freedom, privacy, and advocacy for all types of libraries, public funding for libraries, legislative action, equitable access to information, and community-building and civic engagement through libraries.