Leta Hendricks

Assistant Professor

Research and Education
1858 Neil Ave Mall Columbus OH 43210-1286
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Leta Hendricks is the African American and African Studies Librarian and the Comparative Studies Librarian at The Ohio State University. She serves as Affiliated Faculty in African American and African Studies and Affiliated Faculty in French and Francophone Studies. She provides general and specialized research services; library and information literacy instruction courses; conducts specialized instruction and; develops and manages subject collections. Furthermore, she utilizes technology to create, store, teach, and disseminate knowledge.  Research interests include African American Librarianship, Global Hip Hop Culture, Virtual Worlds, and Robert Johnson. She has taught courses on African American and Women Studies topics at The Ohio State University, Knox College, and Carl Sandburg College.  Leta Hendricks holds an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in Afro-American Studies from Atlanta University and a B.A. in Afro-American Studies from Western Illinois University.

Consultation and Support Areas

  • African American and African Studies  
  • Center for Ethnic Studies
  • Center for African Studies
  • Center for Folklore Studies
  • Comparative Studies

Areas of Research

  • French Rap Music
  • Virtual Worlds and Social Justice
  • Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois and Librarianship
  • Robert Johnson

Research Guides

Consultation and Support Areas

  • African American & African Studies
  • Comparative Studies
  • Gaming and Teaching
  • Hip Hop Culture

Recommended Resources

Areas of Interest

  • The History of African American Librarianship.
  • The use of Gaming in Teaching.
  • The impact of Black Bibliographies on the systematic study Africana topics.

Committees and Service

  • Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Social Justice Committee
  • Committee on Faculty Benefits, Responsibilities, and Research