Maria T. Accardi is the award-winning author of Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction. She is also a co-editor of Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods. She currently serves as the Coordinator of Instruction at Indiana University Southeast, a regional campus in the IU system, located in New Albany, Indiana. A Class of 2009 American Library Association Emerging Leader, Accardi holds a BA in English from Northern Kentucky University, an MA in English from the University of Louisville, and an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh. Her primary research and practical interests include library instruction, critical information literacy, and critical pedagogy. Accardi will be blogging about her Fall 2014 sabbatical at The Sabbatical Librarian. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky. You can reach her at maria at