Barbara Stripling is an emerita professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. She is a member of AASL and is currently serving on the School Library Research Editorial Board and Publications Advisory Board. In 2012, she was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the New York School Library System Association, and in 2017 she received the Joseph W. Lippincott Award from the American Library Association. She led the updates to the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum. She was the 2016–2017 president of the New York Library Association, 1986–1987 president of AASL, and 2013–2014 president of ALA.