Maria T. Accardi is the award-winning author of Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction. She is also co-editor of Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods. She currently serves as the Coordinator of Instruction and Reference at Indiana University Southeast, a regional campus in the IU system, located in New Albany, Indiana. 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 and critical pedagogy. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky. You can reach her at maria at

Current Projects:

The Feminist Desk: Concepts, Critiques, and Conversations

Academic Library Instruction Burnout

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  1. Althea Lazzaro says:

    Hi Maria,

    I’ve changed jobs and I’m now working at Seattle Central College. I’m teaching a quarter long information literacy class and supervising a library school student as my TA. We decided to read your book as part of their training, and I just wanted to say how much I’m enjoying it. Your writing style, and your project are both truly inspiring.

    I hope I get to see you again at ACRL in Portland!


    1. Hi, Althea! It’s so nice to hear from you. Thanks so much for your very kind words. I don’t plan to go to ACRL this year, but I do hope our paths will cross again in libraryland sometime soon!

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