Ana Ndumu

Ana Ndumu, Assistant Professor

Ana Ndumu

Assistant Professor
Office: 
Hornbake South 4121-H
Telephone: 
301-405-2035

Dr. Ana Ndumu, Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies, is a champion of social justice. She comes to the college with over 13 years of academic library and college instruction experience. Seeking to understand the cross between social identity and information behavior, her research examines the ways in which cultural perceptions are shaped (often erroneously) by available information, but can be transformed through better information access. Dr. Ndumu specializes in the intersection of Black identity, libraries, demography, and social inclusion. Her recent work explores the information worlds of African, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Latinx immigrants living in the U.S. She also examines the contributions of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) as it relates to library and information science (LIS) education. 

FOCUS

Understanding the cross between social identity and information behavior, particulary as it pertains to African, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Latinx immigrants living in the U.S. and library education at HBCUs.

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Information Behavior
  • Information Systems and Resources for Immigrants
  • Information Experiences of Marginalized Communities
  • Information Studies around Justice and Human Rights
  • Library Science Education at HBCUs

EDUCATION

  • PhD, Information, Florida State University School of Information 

Counted In: National Forum on Libraries, Census 2020, and New Americans

Principal Investigator: Paul T. Jaeger, Ana Ndumu
Investigator:

The University of Maryland iSchool is seeking $101,593 to host the Counted In: National Forum on Libraries, Census 2020, and New Americans, a one-day pre-conference event on promoting census participation among immigrants.