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Anna Kozlowska is an Assistant Professor, Reference Librarian, and Honors College Instructor and Fellow. She has been at UIC since August 2018. Throughout her academic career, she has been interested in cultural, social, and political issues surrounding education. As her career progressed her desire was further reinforced to be a part of the community that leads the change in improving access and equity in scholarly research across the world and in languages other than English. She connects her research and teaching interest in media and information literacy (MIL) with global educational policy and librarianship. 


(ABD, doctoral candidate) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organization & Leadership: Global Studies in Education | expected 2023 | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign    

Certificate: Immersion Program Track | 2014 | ACRL

Master of Library and Information Science | 2011 | Dominican University

Master of Arts in Political Science | 2009 | Northeastern Illinois University

  • Concentration in International Relations and Comparative Politics

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science | 2006 | Giedroyc's College of Communication and Media (Warsaw, Poland)

  • Minor: Public Relations and Advertising


Kozlowska, Anna and Jung Mi Scoulas. "International Research and Scholarly Activity Among Academic Librarians in the United States." College and Research Libraries Journal, vol. 81, no. 6, 2020, pp. 1021-1042. 

Smith, Josefine and Anna Kozlowska. "Impact of Authentic Teaching on Student Motivation in Information Literacy Instruction." In Motivating Students on a Time Budget: Pedagogical Frames and Lesson Plans for In-Person and Online Information Literacy Instruction, edited by Sarah Steiner and Miriam Rigby. ACRL, 2019. 

Bombaro Christine, Jessica Howard and Anna Kozlowska. "Virtual Vetting: Online Interview Advice for Candidates and Employers." College and Research Library News, vol. 77, no. 3, 2016, pp. 128-131. 

Kozlowska, Anna and Kirk Doran. “¿Qué se puede encontrar en su biblioteca? Was findest du in der bibliothek? – Blending Language Class and Library Instruction.” Cartouche: The Newsletter of the Waidner-Spahr Library, no. 6-7, 2014.


Kozlowska-Barrios, Anna. “Content Analysis of Media and Information Literacy Language in Instructional Worksheets.” [Presenter]. 4th International Media Literacy Research Symposium, 28 June 2022.

Kozlowska, Anna. "Libraries, Multilingualism, and Power: Resisting English Language Instruction as Performative and Symbolic Assimilation." [Panelist]. REFORMA Conference VII, 7 November 2021. 

Kozlowska, Anna. “Media and Information Literacy in a Global Context.” [Presenter]. NAMLE 2021 Conference Organized by National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), 16 July 2021.

Kozlowska, Anna. “MIL Talk: Educational Space in UNESCO MIL Cities Approach: Ways, Opportunities and Metrics of Evaluation.” [Presenter]. Webinar Series Organized by the UNESCO Gown and Town Initiative, 18 June 2021.

Kozlowska, Anna. "Media Literacy and Intercultural Dialogues." [Presenter]. Professional Development Series at Lourenco Castanho World School (Sao Paulo, Brazil), 27 April 2021. 

Kozlowska, Anna. "MIL as a Prerequisite to Tackle Disinformation and Conspiracy Theories." Discussion panel at the international event Media and Information Literate Citizens: Think Critically, Click Wisely! co-organized by UNESCO and the Republic of Serbia, with the support of the European Commission and Sweden, 27 April 2021. 

Kozlowska, Anna. “How Can Archives, Libraries and Museums Help Combat the Disinfodemic Amid Covid-19?” [Presenter]. Response to Covid-19 Webinar Series Sponsored by UNESCO Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue University Network, 27 August 2020. 

Kozlowska, Anna. “What Can We Learn from Past Pandemics? Taking a Historical Perspective to Enhance MIL Among Youth” [Moderator]. Response to Covid-19 Webinar Series Sponsored by UNESCO Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue University Network, 23 July 2020.

Kozlowska, Anna. "Reading, the Forgotten Pearl of the Great Price: Does MIL Stir Reading?" Discussion panel at the UNESCO MIL Featured Conference/Gothenburg Book Fair, 26 September 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden. 

Kozlowska, Anna. “Is Fake News the Only Problem? How Information Literacy Helps First Year College Students Develop Critical Habits of Mind While Evaluating Information Found Online.” UNESCO Global MIL Week 2017, 25 October 2017, Jamaica Conference Centre, Kingston, Jamaica.

Kozlowska, Anna. “Assessment of IL Skills Among Students Taking 200-level Courses in Political Science.” Central Pennsylvania Consortium, 24 March 2016, Franklin & Marshall’s Shadek-Fackenthal Library, Lancaster, PA.

Kozlowska, Anna. "Tailoring Information Literacy Instruction with International Flair: Partnering for Global Reach." Paper presented at the 42nd LOEX National Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, May 2014.

Presentations and Event Organization

UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Conference 2021 in South Africa, Member of the International Organizing Committee

UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Conference 2019 in Gothenburg (Sweden), Member of the International Organizing Committee

UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Conference 2018 in Kaunas (Lithuania) and Riga (Latvia), Member of the International Organizing Committee 

Courses Taught

SOCI 313: Dealing with Data: Social Problems & Social Policy; Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Fall 2014 (Dickinson College)

HON 122: Media and Information Literacy in a Global Context; Spring 2020, Spring 2021 (UIC)

HON 122: Social Media & Youth Activism from a Global Perspective; Fall 2021 (UIC)

Professional Memberships

Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), Member, 2018- present

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Member, 2018- present

UNESCO MIL Alliance, Member, 2018 - present

Current Service for UIC Library and other Professional Associations

University Library:

07. 2019 - Teaching Support and Curriculum Committee, Member

12. 2018-present Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Design Team (UIC Library), Member

12. 2018- present Libguides Task Force (UIC Library), Member

12. 2018-05. 2019 Data Products Task Force (UIC Library), Chair

University of Illinois at Chicago:

09. 2019 - present International Advisory Council (IAC), Member

International Students & Scholars Committee, Member


07. 2019 - present International Relations Round Table (IRRT) Membership Committee (ALA), Member

07. 2019 - present IRRT liaison to Subcommittee on Supporting Refugees, Immigrants and Displaced Persons (SRIDP)

07. 2021 – present, Chair of the Subcommittee on Supporting Refugees, Immigrants and Displaced Persons (SRIDP)

07. 2021 – present, Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) Advisory Committee, Member


10. 2019 - present IFLA LSN Working Committee for International Guidelines for Library Services to Refugees, Immigrants and Migrants, Member