Gabriel Gomez

Gabriel Gomez


Contact Information
Phone: (773) 995-2071
Office: ED - Room 208
Ph.D., Northwestern University
MA, Northwestern University
BFA, School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago


Research Interest

His research interests include the cultural impact of the rise of data and LGBTQ education and history.

Representative Presentations and Publications

  1. Knowledge Generation, Discovery, Sharing and Networking in 21st Century. Eds. Shabahat Husain and P. M. Naushad Ali, “Chapter 1, Sustainable Development Goals: Addressing Poverty, Communication, and Information in an Era of Media Convergence and Big Data,” Shree Publishers & Distributors, Delhi, India, 2017.
  2. Progressive Community Action: Critical Theory and Social Justice in Library and Information Science. Eds. Bharat Mehra and Kevin Rioux, “Chapter 2, Will Big Data’s Instrumentalist View of Human Behavior Change Understandings of Information Behavior and Disrupt the Empowerment of Users through Information Literacy?" Library Juice Press Sacramento, CA, 2016.
  3. Building and Maintaining Collaborative Communities: Schools, University, and Community Organizations. Eds. Judith J. Slater, Ruth Ravid, and R. Martin Reardon, "Chapter 12, The Legacy Project: A Permanent Outdoor LGBT History Exhibit Empowers a Community," Co-authored with Gerri Spinella, Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC, 2016.
  4. Global Learn 2015 proceedings. “Can Libraries Counteract the Behaviorist Impulse Latent in Big Data?”
  5. International Conference on Information Literacy in the Knowledge Society, Pre-Conference Volume. Ed. Moses M. Naga, “Big Data and Information Literacy: The Choice Between an Information or Knowledge Society,” The Indian Council of Social Science Research and North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India, 2014.
  6. Proud Heritage: People, Issues, and Documents of the LGBT Experience Vol. 1. Ed. Chuck K. Stewart, “Illinois” Co-Author with Victor Salvo and Gerri Spinella, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2015.
  7. Journal of Museum Studies. Ed. Dr. Michael A. Mares, “The Legacy Project: Connecting Museum Advocacy to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Role Models,” Co-Author with Owen Keehnen, Victor Salvo and Gerri Spinella, Issue 38.2, 2013.
  8. Science and the Internet. Eds. Alexander Tokar, Michael Beurskens,, Susanne Keuneke, Merja Mahrt, Isabella Peters, Cornelius Puschmann, Timo van Treeck and Katrin Weller, Düsseldorf University Press. “Do Easily Copied Internet Media in the Library Lead to Plagiarism?” 2013.
  9. Challenges and Changes in Librarianship, Eds. A. Amudhavalli and Jasmer Singh, Delhi: B R Publishing Corporation. “Data Mining Technology for Skills & Knowledge in Library Education at Chicago State University: Student Assessment in LiveText Software for Tracking and Teaching Data Mining,” 2012.
  10. Gyanodaya: The Journal of Progressive Education, Editor, Ms Nidhi Agarwal, “An Introduction to Library School Accreditation in North America and the American Library Association Office of Accreditation,” 2011.
  11. Indian Statistical Institute Platinum Jubilee Conference Series, International Conference on Web & Digital Libraries, ICSD, Eds. A.R.D. Prasad and Devika P. Madalli. “Data Mining Technology in Library Education at Chicago StateUniversity: Student Assessment in LiveText Software for Tracking and Teaching Data Mining” 2007.


Representative Grants and Funding:

  • 2024 Soring CHICAGO STATE RESEARCH CUES AWARD, Chicago State University
  • 2018 – 2020FULBRIGHT SPECIALIST AWARD, Initial Posting, April/May 2018 to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-National Institute of Science Communication & Resources (NISCAIR), New Delhi, India.
  • 2017 Spring FACULTY EXCELLENCE AWARD, Chicago State University.
  • 2014 Spring Professional Advancement Increase (PAI) Award
  • 2007DEAN’S PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD, Chicago State University.
  • 2005FULBRIGHT LECTURER AWARD to Aligarh Muslim University in India through Library and Information Science Award no. 5466. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).



The Legacy Project, Chicago

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