LaTesha Velez, Ph.D.


Dr. LaTesha Velez

Assistant Professor
Library & Information Science (LIS) Department

Office: 460 SOE Building


  • Ph.D. Library and Information Science, University of Illinois
  • MLS, North Carolina Central University
  • B.A. English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research & Publications

  • Critical social histories and theories of information communication technologies (ICTs) with a focus on race, gender, and sexuality
  • Critical look at how people of color use information spaces
  • Information and the role of information institutions in society, history of race and space in the academic library setting

Velez, L. & Villa-Nicholas, M. (2017). Mapping Race and Racism in U.S. Library History Literature, 1997–2015. Library Trends, 65(4), 540-554.

Yoo-Lee, E., Lee, T. H., & Velez, L. (2013). Planning library spaces and services for Millennials: an evidence-based approach. Library Management, 34(6/7), 498-511.

Bradshaw, A. K., Velez, L., & Holmes, G. (2013). Mock interviews for ACE scholars preparing for the professional job search. College & Research Libraries News, 74(4), 192-194.

Link to Dr. Velez’s CV