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Mara Thacker

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
South Asian Studies Librarian
Mara Thacker is the South Asian Studies and Global Popular Culture Librarian at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. As an associate professor, she has cultivated a research agenda on trends in area studies librarianship with a focus on distinctive collections, and public engagement. Mara’s work to build and market the one of the largest collections of South Asian comics in a North American research library contributed to her receiving the 2017 Library Journal Movers & Shakers award. Mara is also currently serving as the chair on the executive board of the Committee on South Asian Libraries and Documentation (CONSALD).

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