Leta Hendricks

Librarian at African American Studies and Human Sciences
Affiliated Faculty in French and Francophone Studies

Leta Hendricks is the African American Studies and Human Sciences Librarian at The Ohio State University.She provides general and specialized research services; library and information literacy instruction courses; conducts specialized instruction and; develops and manages subject collections. As a 21stcentury Librarian she utilizes technology to create, store, teach, and disseminate knowledge.  In 2007, she developed “Droppin’ Science” a virtual world in Second Life. “Droppin’ Science” commemorates significant cultural events of the non-virtual world and honors the spectacular vernacular of rap music and hip hop culture   (http://droppinscience.wikifoundry.com/).  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.

Areas of Expertise
  • French Rap Music
  • Gaming and Teaching
  • Hip Hop Culture
  • Robert Johnson
Education
  • M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois
  • M.A. in Afro-American Studies from Atlanta University
  • B.A. in Afro-American Studies from Western Illinois University

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