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Vincent Livoti

Vincent M. Livoti

Assistant Professor, Palmer School of Library and Information Science

B.A.; Massachusetts State University System at FraminghamM.A., Richmond International University, London
M.L.I.S., Simmons College
Ph.D., Union Institute and University


From Harvard Square to London and beyond, Dr. Livoti has reinforced the scholar-practitioner dynamic in diverse libraries, museums and schools. Vincent’s work and social-action research focuses on inclusion practice, fusing information literacy with cultural competency, and analyzing the needs of underserved populations through multimedia representation. He is a Comic Books and Graphic Novels Panel Chair with the ACA, and – in addition to reviewing presentations for the iSchool conference – he also writes for ACRL Choice. His courses emphasize experiential process, sensory learning and reflective analysis.


Dr. Livoti specializes in: Social action research and the underserved; Inclusion practice and cultural competency; Media analysis and information literacy; LGBT Studies and Queer Theory; The diversification of resources for library and information centers; Youth services and developmental resources; Public and Academic librarianship


  • “Caveman” [Poem] in Soundings East – Volume 39 (2017)
  • Is It Gets Better Best? in ADEC Forum – “Diversity in Thanatology” Section. Vol. 38, No. 2 (2012)
  • Grief in GLBT Populations: Focus on Gay and Lesbian Youth in Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society: Bridging Research and Practice. New York, NY: Routledge (2011).

Lectures and Presentations

Getting Graphic: A Case Study in the Interdisciplinary Development of a Graphic Novel Course

NEPCA Annual Conference (October 2016)

Panelist: "Publishing, Careers and the Writing Life" – Salem State University’s 2015 Poetry Seminar, Salem Athenaeum (June 2015)

Presenter, “Digital Natives in Our Classroom: Exploring Teaching and Technology Through the Lens of Imperialism” National Joint Conference [Chicago], ACA/PCA (2014).