Amelia Gibson discusses research on the information needs of people with Autism on WNCU

October 29, 2018

UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Assistant Professor Amelia Gibson was recently a guest on “The Measure of Everyday Life,” a weekly public radio program on WNCU featuring researchers, practitioners, and professionals discussing their work to improve the human condition.

Gibson talked about the events in her life that have shaped her research on how people in traditionally marginalized groups access and share information. She discussed her current research project, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which focuses on how people on the Autism spectrum and their families seek and exchange information in their local communities and how public libraries can support this information sharing. Gibson also cited ways that new technology has given individuals on the Autisum spectrum access to communities and resources that were previously unavailable.

Listen to the full interview below or at

Learn more about Gibson’s research on the Community Engaged Disability Informatics at Carolina website.