Leta Hendricks

Assistant Professor



Research and Education
Thompson Library
1858 Neil Ave Mall Rm 222B Columbus, OH 43210
 614-688-7478
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Leta Hendricks is the African American and African Studies Librarian, the Comparative Studies Librarian, and the Interim Anthropology 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. As a 21st century Librarian she utilizes technology to create, store, teach, and disseminate knowledge.  Research interests include French Rap Music, Gaming and Teaching, Hip Hop Culture, 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  
  • Anthropology
  • Center for African Studies
  • Center for Folklore Studies
  • Comparative Studies
  • Ethnic and Diversity Studies

Areas of Research

  • French Rap Music
  • Gaming and Teaching
  • Hip Hop Culture
  • Robert Johnson

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Consultation and Support Areas

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

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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
  • Teaching and Learning Committee