Adjunct Professor, School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona

Richard Chabrán


Richard Chabrán has had a full career in libraries, including work at the Chicano Studies Library at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Chicano Studies Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. His professional career has also focused on digital issues, including director of the Center for Virtual Research, University of California, Riverside and a founder and Policy Advisor of the California Broadband Policy Network. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the School of Information Resources and Library Science at the University of Arizona, working closely with their Knowledge River Program. Chabrán is a member of the Latino Digital Content Working Group, REFORMA and the American Library Association Digital Content and Libraries Working Group.

Chabrán’s numerous articles and book chapters focus on digital inclusion and the digital divide, globalization and culture and Chicano discourse. Selected co-authored publications include: "California’s Teleconnect Fund: Making Broadband Affordable to Nonprofits"; "Wired for Wireless: Toward Digital Inclusion and Next Generation Government–Led Wireless Networks"; and "Preparing Ethnic Non-Profits for the 21st Century." He is a contributing Editor of the "Latino Encyclopedia" and a founder of The Chicano Database.
Chabrán received his masters in library and information studies from the University of California, Berkeley.

Awards Won

Title Year
ODLOS logo Achievement in Library Diversity Research

Each year the Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee seeks to recognize an individual for advancing research that informs diversity, equity and outreach efforts in Library and Information Science by honoring them with an Achievement in Library Diversity Research designation. Achievement is defined as a body of published work or a groundbreaking piece whose dissemination advances our understanding of or sparks new research in the areas of diversity, equity and outreach. Entries are not limited to peer reviewed, scholarly publication. We welcome open access and other forms of published dissemination. Nominations are accepted year-round and an honoree will be selected from the pool of nominees received by April 30.

2012 - Winner(s)