Karna Lorraine Younger

University Libraries
Open Pedagogy Librarian
Primary office:
Watson Library
University of Kansas
1425 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence 66045



MSLS, The University of North Carolina

MA, American History, George Mason University

BA, English Literature/Journalism Studies, University of Denver

Selected Publications

Younger, K. & Orozco, R. (2018). Breaking it Down: Flipping Library Instruction for Non-Traditional Undergraduate Engineers. In J. Mattson & M. Oberlies (Eds.), Framing Information Literacy: Teaching Grounded in Theory, Pedagogy, and Practice. . Chicago: The Association of College & Research Libraries. https://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/handle/1808/26451

Branstiter, C. Orozco, R. Orth-Alfie, C. & Younger, K. (2018). Pizzagate and a slice of free speech: media literacy outside of the classroom. College & Research Libraries News, 79(8). https://crln.acrl.org/index.php/crlnews/article/view/17247 https://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/handle/1808/26716

Selected Presentations

Orozco, R. Albin, T. & Younger, K. . (05/31/2017). Creating a Data Posse. LOEX 2017 Conference. Lexington, Kentucky

Younger, K. Orozco, R. Leung, S. & Gamble, S. . (03/31/2017). Finding the Gaps: Building Powerful Partnerships Across Campus. Association of College & Research Libraries 2017 panel. Baltimore, Maryland

Selected Awards & Honors

American Libraries Association Emerging Leaders sponsorship
Association of College and Research Libraries

Diversity Scholar
University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence
2017 - 2018

ACRL 2017 Early-career Librarianship Scholarship
Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

Gale Cengage Learning Charleston Library Conference Scholarship
Gale Cengage Learning

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