photo: StewartJ. Brenton Stewart

Assistant Professor

Bachelor's Degree(s):BA, University of North Carolina Greensboro, 2001

Master's Degree(s): MSLS, Clark Atlanta University, 2003

PhD: Library & Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012

 Phone: (225) 578-1467


Office: 275 Coates Hall



Dr. Brenton Stewart is an Assistant Professor within the School of Library & Information Science at Louisiana State University. A former academic librarian, Dr. Stewart began his career as a Post-MLS Resident Librarian at Kansas State University Libraries. His research has been published or accepted for publication in Information & Culture and College & Research Libraries.


LIS 7010 Organization of Information

LIS 7401 Academic Libraries

LIS 7608 Introduction to Cataloging and Classification

LIS 7609 Advanced Cataloging and Classification

LIS 7909 Directed Independent Study 

Research Areas 

Dr. Stewart’s research is primarily focused on print & digital culture and information labor. He is particularly interested in how labor manifests in collaborative media such as Twitter and Wikipedia. Dr. Stewart’s secondary research areas are information organization and academic libraries. Currently, he is exploring the use of Twitter in academic library services and social justice movements. 

Selected Publications

Stewart, J. Brenton “To Support the Southern Medical Public” The Medical College of Georgia as Southern Information Agency 1828-1861” Information & Culture v.50:4 (2015) 

B.Stewart, “Southern Imprints and Readers: On the Art of Printing: Tales of Southern Printers” in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume 5: US Popular Print Culture to 1860; Editors Ronald J. Zboray and Mary Saracino Zboray, Oxford University Press 2017  

Selected Presentations

Stacy Creel, Ph.D. & Brenton Stewart (2015) Student Satisfaction and Preference in Online Courses: A Comparison of an Online LIS Program to Other Online Programs in the University) 7th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2015) May 26-29 May, Paris France

Brenton Stewart & Catherine A. Smith, Ph.D (2013) A New Geography of Readers: The Circulation of 19th and Early 20th Century Genres of Medical Knowledge Society for History, Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) - July 18-21, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Selected Grants/Funded Projects

Jessie Walker (PI), Rajeev Agrawal (Co-PI), Brenton Stewart, (Co-PI) Engineering Intrusion Detection and Prevention Services for Hypervisor Cloud Computing Infrastructures (EIDP-HCCI), National Science Foundation

Award Number: 1449411, Award Amount: $296,795.00 

Awards and Honors

Stephan Botein Fellow (2011), American Antiquarian Society

Isaiah Thomas Scholarship (2010), American Antiquarian Society

Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship (2007-2009), American Library Association & Institute of Museum and Library Services  

Curriculum Vitae