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Frank Pancho Aviles

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School of Information Sciences
La SCALA PhD Candidate
Graduate Research Associate
(619) 677-7276
  • MA, Library and Information Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Certificate, Library Information Technology, City College of San Francisco, CA
  • BA, Mathematics with minor in La Raza Studies, California State University, Fresno



  • Technology/Apps/Software Editor & Peer Reviewer, Marketing Library Journal
  • La SCALA (IMLS funded LatinX, STEM, & Information Science) Fellowship, UTK
  • Beta Phi Mu, International Library & Information Studies Honor Society
  • Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society
  • Knowledge River (IMLS funded LatinX, Native American & Information Science) Fellowship, University of Arizona, Tucson



  • REFORMA -- National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos & the Spanish Speaking
  • Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM)
  • American Indian Library Association (AILA)
  • American Library Association (ALA) 


Committee Chair and Advisor

  • Dissertation Committee Chair:            Dr. Carol Tenopir
  • Academic Advisor:                              Dr. Vandana Singh


Research Interests: 
• Diversity (specifically, communities of color and LGBTQ communities of color with an interest in ChicanX, LatinX, and Native American communities) within the field of Information Studies
Other Areas of Interest:
• Race & Technology in Public or Academic Libraries
• Children's Math Education in Public Libraries
• 3D Print Services in Academic and Public Libraries
• Issues of Mental Health and Race in Information Environments