Though our buildings are closed, KU Libraries continues to offer services and resources for remote teaching, learning, and research. Please visit for more information.

Karna Lorraine Younger

University Libraries
Open Pedagogy Librarian
Primary office:
Watson Library
University of Kansas
1425 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence 66045



Selected Publications

Bobkowski, Peter, and Karna Younger. 2019. “Be Credible: Information Literacy for Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, and Marketing Students.” Other.
Branstiter, Callie, Rebecca Orozco, Carmen Orth-Alfie, and Karna Younger. 2018. “Pizzagate and a Slice of Free Speech: Media Literacy Outside of the Classroom.” Periodicals (newsletter, magazine, etc.). College & Research Libraries News. Chicago: The Association of College & Research Libraries.
Younger, Karna, Rebecca Orozco, J.L. Mattson, and M.K. Oberlies. 2018. “Breaking It Down: Flipping Library Instruction for Non-Traditional Undergraduate Engineers. .” Book Chapters. In Framing Information Literacy: Teaching Grounded in Theory, Pedagogy, and Practice.  . Chicago: The Association of College & Research Libraries.

Selected Presentations

Orozco, R., Younger, K., Albin, T., & Peper, M. (5/31/2017). Creating a Data Posse. LOEX 2017 Conference. Lexington, Kentucky
Younger, K., Orozco, R., Gamble, S., & Leung, S. (3/31/2017). Finding the Gaps: Building Powerful Partnerships Across Campus. Association of College & Research Libraries 2017 panel. Baltimore, Maryland

Selected Awards & Honors

Diversity Scholar
University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence
2017 - 2018
Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)2017 Early Career Librarianship Scholarship
Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)
Gale Cengage Learning Charleston Library Conference Scholarship
Gale Cengage Learning

KU Today