Degrees: B.A., Creative Writing, University of Redlands, 2005; M.L.I.S., Library and Information Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 2007
Office: Library, Armacost Library
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-3:30; Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30; and by appointment.
Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise
- Intellectual freedom and censorship
- Banned and challenged books
- Information literacy
- Copyright issues in libraries
- The open access movement
- Metadata standards and best practices for digital collections
Lua Gregory attended the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Institute for Information Literacy Immersion Program in 2010. She was the project lead for the traveling exhibition, Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine, coordinated by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, in 2011. She served on the American Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Roundtable, Publications Committee, from 2011-2013.
Courses Offered at Redlands
Free Speech and Censorship in the United States (with Shana Higgins)
Publications and Presentations
Gregory, L. & Higgins, S. (In press). Forces of oppression in the information landscape: Free speech and censorship in the United States. In L. Gregory & S. Higgins (Eds.), Information literacy and social justice: Radical professional praxis (pp. 185-203). Duluth, MN: Library Juice Press.
Gregory, L. & Higgins, S. (Eds.). (In press). Information literacy and social justice: Radical professional praxis. Duluth, MN: Library Juice Press.
Gregory, L. (2013, May). The activist librarian: Preliminary research on Occupy library work. Poster presentation at the MCPHS Faculty Showcase, Worcester, MA.
Gregory, L., & Higgins, S. (2011, June). Bleep! Free speech and censorship in the classroom. Poster presentation at the American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Gregory, L. (2010, April). Battling the budget: Online tutorials the thrifty way. Poster presentation at the Off-Campus Library Services Conference, Cleveland, OH.
Gregory, L., & Higgins, S. (2010, April). Listening to the chorus: Librarians as copyright educators. Poster presentation at the California Academic and Research Libraries Conference, Sacramento, CA.
- Intellectual Freedom Roundtable and Social Responsibilities Roundtable, American Library Association
- Instruction Section and Distance Learning Section, Association of College and Research Libraries
- Southern California Instruction Librarians, California Academic and Research Libraries