teaching assistant professor of the School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Marcia Rapchak headshot


Colleagues and students alike are eager to work with her, impressed by her ability to understand classroom pedagogy and translate it to the practice of librarianship. Her students describe her as inspiring. Students in her Critical Librarianship and Information Professionals course appreciated the way she centered diversity and inclusion on creating equity and justice in the practice of librarianship. Noting that "her course moved past the performative activism and problematic celebratory multiculturalism librarianship is often accused of and pushed students to recognize systems of oppression in libraries and other knowledge organizations that disallow marginalized communities from fully benefiting from the services offered by our institutions and organizations."

Awards Won

Title Year
Beta Phi Mu Award
An award of achievement to a library school faculty member or to an individual for distinguished service to education for librarianship.
2021 - Winner(s)