ACRL Resident Diversity Librarian
Dr. Michael Johnson Jr. is the ACRL Resident Diversity Librarian whose professional responsibilities at Drexel span the traditional areas of acquisitions, collection development, and adult reference services combined with archival project management. Prior to his arrival at Drexel, Dr. Johnson accumulated a decade of experience as a faculty member – most recently holding a tenure track appointment at California State University – Northridge, in addition to many years with the University of Wisconsin, and Washington State University. Dr. Johnson is the author of nearly 20 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters which can be found in publications like The Journal of Men’s Studies; Studies in Contemporary Culture; The Journal of Prisoners on Prisons; The Journal of New Media & Culture; Studies in Humanities, Humanities and Social Sciences Communication, and in edited collections by ABC-Clio, Praeger, Palgrave Macmillan, Information Age Press, McFarland and Lexington, among others. He has repeatedly presented his research at regional, national, and international conferences most recently by attending the 2023 Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Conference in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.