SIS Welcomes DiGiacomo and Barriage to the Faculty

The School of Information Science, a part of the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky is excited to welcome its newest faculty members, Daniela DiGiacomo and Sarah Barriage. 

Daniela DiGiacomo,
assistant professor in library and information science

Daniela Kruel DiGiacomo joins the School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky as a new Assistant Professor. 

“I am thrilled to join the SIS and the broader UK community,” DiGiacomo said.

Daniela holds a PhD in Learning Sciences and Human Development from the University of Colorado Boulder, and most recently was a post-doctoral scholar and researcher for the Civic Engagement Research Group at the University of California, Riverside. As a community- and design-based educational researcher, Daniela’s work investigates how to design for more equitable teaching and learning relationships between adults and young people across various lines of difference. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Daniela worked as a teacher, school administrator, political asylum advocate, and social worker in the Bay Area. She holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master's in Development Studies from Cambridge University.



Sarah Barriage obtained her PhD from the School of Communication & Information at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Barriage’s research interests include children’s information and technology practices, child-centered librarianship, qualitative research methods, and issues of social justice in libraries. Her interdisciplinary work has been published in journals such as Information Research, Library & Information Science Research, and Journal of Childhood Studies, and presented at conferences such as the Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science & Technology, iConference, and the National Communication Association Annual Conference. 

While at Rutgers, Barriage taught courses in human information behavior and gender and technology. 


Sarah Barriage,
assistant professor of library and information science