Liaison and resource faculty member for those in the Humanities and Social Sciences departments with a particular emphasis on African/African American Diaspora Studies and Middle Eastern Studies; develop and implement collection development policies for Africana Studies and Middle Eastern Studies; provide counseling for the integration of these materials into the curriculum, incorporating information literacy components into the curriculum, and creating assessment tools; and provide reference services in person and virtually.
Africana Resoureces Librarian/Curator
- Subject Specialist for Africana Studies
- Subject Specialist for
- Subject Specialist for
- Subject Specialist for Africana Studies-Special Collections & Archives
Race & Ethnic Studies Institute (RESI)
Society of American Archivists (SAA)
Academy of Certified Archivists
American Library Association
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
Africana Studies Librarians Section (AFAS)
Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS)
Reference & User Services Association (RUSA)
National Council for Black Studies (NCBS)
- African Diaspora
- Women & Gender Studies
- Muslims and Islam in Science fiction, fantasy, and comics
- Middle Eastern/Islamic Studies
- Islam in America
- Diversity in Academia
Academy of Certified Archivists-1999-2010
Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Master of Library and Information Science-2000
Loyola University; New Orleans, Louisiana
Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree Cum Laude, 1997
Alpha Sigma Lambda-Delta Nu Chapter Honor Society
- Hankins, Rebecca and Miguel Juarez. "Art in Special Collections: Latino and African American Fine Art and Photography in Academic Institutions" Art Documentation: Bulletin of the Art Libraries Society of North America, Spring 2010, pp. 31-36.
- Hankins, Rebecca. "Fictional Islam: A Literary Review and Comparative Essay on Islam in Science Fiction and Fantasy" Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, Vol. 105, Spring 2009, pp. 73-92.
- Hankins, Rebecca. “Uncovering Black Feminist Writers, 1963-1990: An Evaluation of their coverage in research tools" Reference & Users Services Quarterly, Vol. 48, #3, Spring 2009, pp. 270-286
- Hankins, Rebecca. “Marguerite Cartwright” in African American National Biography edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Volume 2 (pp. 201-203), Oxford University Press, 2008.
- Hankins, Rebecca. "Clarie Collins Harvey" in African American National Biography edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Volume 4 (pp. 109-110), Oxford University Press, 2008.
- “Influence of Muslims and Islam in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Comics,” Hankins, Rebecca and Joyce Thornton. chapter for Muslims in American Popular Culture, ABC-CLIO Praeger Publication, February 2014.
- "Jews of New Orleans: An Archival Guide." Simons, Andrew, Lester Sullivan and the Greater New Orleans Archivists (GNOA), section Jewish Holdings at the Amistad Research Center, 1998.