Mirah J. Dow

Emporia State University, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Master of Library Science (M.L.S.), Bachelor of Science Education (B.S.E.)

Mirah J. Dow is a professor of library and information management and director of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University (ESU) in Emporia, Kansas, USA. Her teaching and research interests focus on the areas of cognition, information behavior, teaching and learning, foundations of library and information science, reference and user services, information literacy, neuodiversity in education and employment, high-impact learning, and social presence in online learning. She is recognized for her expertise addressing access and inclusion in schools, libraries, and workplace. In collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Freedom to Read Foundation, Dr. Dow teaches a graduate course titled Intellectual Freedom in Libraries. This textbook is an extension of her teaching that prepares Ph.D. students as researchers and scholars and master's degree students as they become library professionals with advanced knowledge of information-seeking behavior, reference resources and services, and teaching library and information literacy skills. Dr. Dow holds a Kansas State Department of Education professional license as a teacher and school library media specialist. Dr. Dow received the ALA, Beta Phi Mu, International Library and Information Science Honor Society Award (2019), and the ESU Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award (2019).

Publications and Content by Mirah J. Dow

High Impact Instructional Librarianship