Dr. April M. Dawkins

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Dr. April M. Dawkins is an assistant professor of Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Dr. Dawkins is a member of AASL and serves as the co-chair of the AASL-CAEP Coordinating Committee. She was awarded the 2019 AASL Research Grant for her 2019 School Library Research article “E-Book Collections in High School Libraries: Factors Influencing Circulation and Usage” (coauthored by Karen Gavigan). Her recent articles include “New School Librarian Preparation Standards: How Does Reading Fit In?” (coauthored with Kim Gangwish and Mary Ann Harlan) in the May/June 2020 issue of Knowledge Quest and “Creating Reconsideration Policies That Matter” and “Exploring eBook Use in High Schools” (coauthored with Karen Gavigan) in the March 2020 issue of School Library Connection. Her upcoming book Intellectual Freedom Issues in School Libraries (Libraries Unlimited) is scheduled to be released in December 2020.