Leah T. Dudak

Ph.D. Student
Leah Dudak

Leah Dudak is a former librarian and current Ph.D. student at Syracuse University’s Information School. Dudak’s research looks at public libraries and the trauma that library staff encounter giving attention to supporting library workers, systemic issues contributing to trauma, trauma-informed care, and librarianship. Dudak also holds a BA in music from the University of Dayton, and an MLIS from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. You can also find her tweeting about all things libraries, romance novels, and more on Twitter @Leah_Librarian.

Dudak’s research interests include Critical Librarianship, Social Justice, DEIA and Libraries, Public Libraries, Trauma in Libraries, LIS Education, Readers Advisory, Reference, Design Thinking, Feminism, Disability Justice, and Information Seeking Behavior.

Email: ltdudak@syr.edu