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Courtney Shareef

Strategic Initiatives Librarian
Instructor
Ekstrom Library
502.852.0063
Ekstrom Library Rm 131F

About Me

Courtney Shareef is the Strategic Initiatives Librarian (Diversity Residency) for University of Louisville Libraries. As such, she collaborates with Research Assistance and Instruction librarians on a variety of experiences within Scholar Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Student Success. Courtney joins the RAI team from The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive. She obtained a master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (May 2022), an master's of fine arts in Creative Writing Fiction (Columbia College Chicago ’16), and a bachelor's of arts in Print Journalism (Howard University ’13). A lover of archives and literature of all kinds, she believes in the transformational power of narrative.

My Research Subject Specialties

  • Business
  • Communications
  • English
  • Humanities
  • Pan-African Studies
  • History
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Scholar Services