Amelia Gibson

Amelia Gibson is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her primary research interests focus on the ways that information and data are used by and against marginalized communities, with a focus on health and wellness in communities of color (particularly among women and girls) and among disabled people. Her work explores the ways we understand and replicate systemic information poverty, marginalization, and equity in local communities and on the internet. She is the director of the Community Equity, Data and Information Lab at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Gibson is a UNC Thorp Community Engaged scholar and a fellow with the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy, the Parr Center for Ethics and Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. She is the recipient of an IMLS Early Career Award and UNC Junior Faculty Development Award.

She holds a Ph.D. and MLIS from Florida State University, and a BA from Dartmouth College.

Selected Publications
  1. Gibson, A., Bowen, K., & Hanson, D. (2021). We need to talk about how we talk about disability: A critical quasi-systematic review. In the Library with the Lead Pipe.
  2. Gibson, A. N., & Hanson-Baldauf, D. (2019). I want it the way I need it: Modality, readability, and format control for autistic information seekers online. International Journal on Innovations in Online Education.
  3. Gibson, A. N., & Martin, J. (2019). Re-Situating information poverty: Information marginalization and parents of individuals with disabilities. Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology.
  4. Gibson, A. N., & Hughes-Hassell, S. (2017). We will not be silent: Amplifying marginalized voices in LIS education and research. Library Quarterly, 87(4), 317-329.