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Ian Boucher

 

Position


Information Literacy Librarian

Education


  • Master of Library and Information Science, Kent State University
  • BA, Dual: Film Studies and Communication, University of Pittsburgh

Background & Areas of Expertise


  • Film Studies
  • Media Production
  • Instructional Technology
  • Media Literacy
  • Library Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Initiatives
  • Comics Studies

Please explore my research guides, and don’t hesitate to contact me for help throughout your research process, from developing a topic, to identifying and evaluating sources, to citing sources!


I began my career as a video editor, and became a librarian due to my interest in media education. I work to help people integrate information literacy into their daily lives through instruction, technology, and collaboration, and my research focuses on the role of superhero media in developing cultural understandings about justice.


Selected Publications & Presentations


Boucher, I. (Ed.). (2017). Humans and paragons: Essays on super-hero justice. Edwardsville, IL: Sequart Organization.

Boucher, I. (2017, October 18). Cultivating critical discourse with a library movie group. Presented at the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) 62nd Biennial Conference, Winston-Salem, NC.

Boucher, I. (2018). Applying suspense to archetypal superheroes: Hitchcockian ambiguity in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration, 3(1), 52-67.

Boucher, I. (2018). Casting a wider lasso: An analysis of the cultural dismissal of Wonder Woman through her 1975-1979 television series. Popular Culture Review, 29(2), 151-191.

Boucher, I. (2018, October 20). Assembling the ancestral frame: Successful comic book ambiguity in Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther. Presented at Graphic Justice Discussions 2018, St. Francis College, NY.

Boucher, I. (2019). Buttressed beliefs, informed action: Black Lives Matter, an academic library and building critical community discourse. In S. Epstein, C. Smallwood, & V. Gubnitskaia (Eds.), Social justice and activism in libraries: Essays on diversity and change (pp. 21-28). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers.

Boucher, I. (2019). Case study: Creating free online branching games with PowerPoint skills. In J. E. Pitts, L. Bonella, J. M. Coleman, & A. Wathen (Eds.), Library services for online patrons: A manual for facilitating access, learning, and engagement (pp. 94-96). Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC.

Sundbom, A., & Boucher, I. (2017, October 20). NCWCritters: An augmented reality scavenger hunt for first year undergraduate students. Presented at the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) 62nd Biennial Conference, Winston-Salem, NC.

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