Faculty and Staff Biography
Christine D'Arpa joined the School of Information Sciences faculty as Assistant Professor in August 2017. Her research intererests include the history of public information instititutions and book and publishing history. 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 SHARP, Library History Seminar, i-Schools Conference, Digital Library Federation, Society of American Archivists annual conference, 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
Smith, D.M. and 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).
Willliams, S.C. and D’Arpa, C. (Eds.). (2017). Collaboration in Agricultural Librarianship and Information Work. Library Trends, 65(3).
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. (Peer-review publication, doi:10.9776/14415)