Faculty and Staff Biography

Christine D'Arpa
Christine D'Arpa
Assistant Professor

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Christine D'Arpa joined the School of Information Sciences faculty as Assistant Professor in August 2017. D'Arpa has designed and taught a range of courses in LIS including Community Archives, Digital Public History, Administration and Use of Archival Materials, and Race, Gender, and Information Technology. Her research interests include the history and political economy of information systems, book and publishing history, and the history of public information institutions. She has presented her research at regional, national, and international conferences including SHARP, Library History Seminar, i-Schools Conference, Digital Library Federation, Society of American Archivists, Midwest Archives Conference, ALISE, AERI, and ASIS&T.

Degrees and certifications

  • Ph.D., Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Graduate Certificate in Special Collections, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A., Northeastern Illinois University

Recent publications

Lenstra, N. & D'Arpa, C.  Food Justice in the Public Library: Information, Resources, and Meals. The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion 3(3), July 2019. (Forthcoming).

D'Arpa, C., Lenstra, N., Rubenstein, E. & Burke, S. (2019). Community health and wellness: Rural library practices, perspectives, and programs. iConference, College Park (MD), March 31-April 3, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/2142/103302

Smith, D.M. & D’Arpa, C. (2017). What’s history got to do with it? Seventy Years of Historical Dissertation Research at the School of Information Sciences of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Library Trends, 65(4).  https://doi.org/10.1353/lib.2017.0019

Willliams, S.C. & D’Arpa, C. (Eds.). (2017). Collaboration in Agricultural Librarianship and Information Work. Library Trends, 65(3). https://doi.org/10.1353/lib.2017.0000

D'Arpa, C. (2014). Agricultural Information and the State in the late 19th Century: The Annual Reports of the United States Department of Agriculture. iConference, Berlin (Germany), March 4-7, 2014.  https://doi.org/10.9776/14415

D’Arpa, C. (2013). W. Boyd Rayward: Curriculum Vitae. Library Trends 62(2), 265-281. https://doi.org/10.1353/lib.2013.0046