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Anna Kozlowska
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I have been at UIC since August 2018. Through my entire academic career I have been interested in cultural, social and political issues surrounding education. As my career progressed my desire was further reinforced to be a part of the community that leads the change in improving access and equality in scholarly research across the world and in languages other than English. I am committed to the internationalization of the librarianship field and this constitutes my primary research interest.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organization & Leadership: Global Studies in Education | expected 2022 | 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, 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 2018 in Kaunas (Lithuania) and Riga (Latvia), Member of the International Organizing Committee 

UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Conference 2019 in Gothenburg (Sweden), 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 (UIC)

Professional Memberships

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

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

Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL), 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)


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