Danilo Baylen

Danilo M. Baylen completed his MLIS degree from the School of Library and Information Studies at The University of Alabama in August 2013. Prior to graduating from this degree, his academic background spans the fields of instructional technology and design, student development in higher education, K-12 teacher education, and economics. His research interests include multiple literacies, children’s literature, and online pedagogies. He teaches courses in digital, visual and media literacy; technology integration best practices; multimedia design and development; program evaluation; and resource development for children and young adults. He is currently affiliated with the American Library Association, Library and Information Technology Association, United States Board on Books for Young People, and International Visual Literacy Association; and was past co-editor and managing editor of Social Studies Research and Practice. As a Project ALFA Fellow, he completed a library specialist internship at the Bureau of Braille and Talking Books Library in Daytona Beach, Florida, to learn about universal access and the needs of the blind and extra-legally ably-challenged (ELAC) populations.

Related LIS activities:

  • Baylen, D.M., & Goldberg, C. (2013, in press). Developing a sense of place: Visual maps to multiple literacies using digital tools. In S. Chandler, & M. Terzic (Eds.), Mapping the Visual Beyond the Visible: 2012 Selected Readings of the International Visual Literacy Association. Blacksburg, VA: IVLA.
  • Baylen, D.M. (2013). Rediscovering Filipino children's literature: Lola Basyang and me. In J. C. Naidoo & S. P. Dahlen (Eds.), Diversity in youth literature: Opening doors through reading
    (pp. 175-192). Chicago, IL: American Library Association.
  • Baylen, D.M. (2013 March). “U SCoRe”: Strategy for teaching diversity, disability and technology in online graduate courses. Paper presentation made for the Discerning Diverse Voices: Communication & Information Symposium on Diversity, College of Communication & Information Sciences, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
  • Baylen, D.M. (2013 January). Who got the job? Understanding the changing job market for LIS professionals. Poster presentation made at the 2013 ALISE annual meeting, Seattle, WA.
  • Baylen, D.M. (2012 November). Accessing archives for all: Identifying challenges, revisiting guidelines and developing recommendations. Poster presentation made at the Society of Georgia Archivists conference, St. Simons, GA.
  • Baylen, D.M. (2012 March). Digital resources for Latino learners: Uncovering the realities of an emerging ebook marketplace. Presentation made at the 4th National Celebration of Latino Children's Literature conference, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
  • Baylen, D.M. (2011 October). Using contemporary Filipino picture books in understanding national identity and diversity. Presentation made at the 2011 International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) regional conference, Fresno, CA.


  • Edward Weldon Scholarship (2013). Society of Georgia Archivists, Decatur, GA.
  • Student Ambassador Program (2013). Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, The University of
        Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS.
  • Graduate Student Research and travel Support Fund (2011 & 2012 Fall, 2012 & 2013 Spring).
        School of Library and Information Studies, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.
  • Jewell Sandoval Endowed Student Support Fund (2011 & 2012 Fall, 2012 & 2013 Spring). School of
        Library and Information Studies, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.
  • Society of Georgia Archivists Mentoring Program (2011-2012; Statewide Selection), Decatur, GA.


  • Member (2013-2015), ProQuest Methodology Paper Competition Committee, ALISE.
  • Member (2012-2014), Education Committee, Library and Information Technology Association
  • Member (2012-2013), Scholarship Committee, Society of Georgia Archivists (SGA).
  • Member (2011-2012), Education Committee, Society of Georgia Archivists (SGA).

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