Austin, J. (2021).  Library services and incarceration: Recognizing barriers, strengthening access.  Chicago: American Library Association.  (Released November 18, 2021 and available for purchase here.)


Keyes, O., & Austin, J. (2022). Feeling fixes: Mess and emotion in algorithmic audits. Big Data & Society.

Austin, J. and Jacobson, E. (2021). Patron-centered services: Disrupting the narrative of reformation and reading in American jails and prisons. In Jane Garner (ed.), Exploring the roles and practices of libraries in prisons: International perspectives (Advances in Librarianship, Volume 50). Emerald Publishing Limited.

Austin, J., Charenko, M, Dillon, M. and Lincoln, J. (2020). Systemic oppression and the contested ground of information access for incarcerated people. Open Information Science. 4(1), 169-185.

Austin, J. and Villa-Nicholas, M. (2019). Information provision and the carceral state: Race and reference beyond the idea of the “underserved.” The Reference Librarian. 60(4), 233-261.

Austin, J. (2019). Affective absence: Risks in the institutionalization of the FemTechNet ArchiveDigital Humanities Quarterly. 13(2).

Austin, J. (2019). Lines of sight and knowledge: Possibilities and actualities of trans and gender non-conforming youth in the library.  In Bharat Mehra (ed.) LGBTQ+ librarianship in the 21st century: Emerging directions of advocacy and community engagement in diverse information environments (Advances in Librarianship, volume 45). Emerald Publishing Limited, 167-196.

Austin, J. (2019). Mechanisms of communicative control (and resistance): Carceral incorporations of ICT and communication policies for physical mail.  First Monday. 24(3-4).

Austin, J. (2019). Literacy practices of youth experiencing incarceration: Reading and writing as points of regulation and escape. Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies. 69(1), 77-87.

Austin, J. (2019). Representative library collections as a response to the institutional oppression of LGBTQ youth of color. International Journal of Information, Diversity & Inclusion (IJIDI). 3(1), 91-111.

Austin, J. (2018). Restorative justice as a tool to address the role of policing and incarceration in the lives of youth in the United States. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science.

Austin, J. (2017). Reform and revolution: Juvenile detention center libraries in the 1970s.  Libraries: Culture, History, and Society. 1(2), 240-266.

Noble, S. U., Sweeney, M., Austin, J., McKeever, L., Sullivan, E. (2014) Changing course: Collaborative reflections of teaching/taking ‘Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Information Professions.’ Journal of Education for Library & Information Science. 55(3), 212-222.

Austin, J. (2012). Critical issues in juvenile detention center libraries, Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults.

Other Publications

Jordan-Makely, C., Austin, J., & Brammer, C. (2022). Growing services: How libraries outside of prison create access for incarcerated people. Library Journal. 147(8). 24-29.

Jordan-Makely, C. & Austin, J. (2021). Outside and in: Services for people impacted by incarceration. Library Journal. 146(9), 21-25.

Austin, J. (2020). Information access within carceral institutions. Feminist Media Studies. DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2020.1786933.

Austin, J. (2019). Situating youth voice: Moving from understanding to action through critical theory.  In Anthony Bernier (ed.) Transforming youth services, second edition.  Chicago, IL: American Library Association.

Austin, J. (2018). A lexicon of Black and trans life (and death). Resources for Women and Gender Studies: A Feminist Review. 39(3-4), 13-15. (Book review.)

Austin, J. (2018).  Sentenced to read. Young Adult Library Services. 16(4), 31-36.

Austin, J.  (2016).  Questioning “positive development”: Toward centering YA library practice on the lived realities of youth. In Bharat Mehra and Kevin Rioux (eds.) Progressive community action: Critical theory and social justice in library and information sciences (249-281). Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press.

Austin, J., Coyle, J., and Montague, R.A. (2014). Creating collaborative library services to incarcerated youth. In Bertram C. Bruce, Ann Peterson Bishop and Nama R. Budhathoki (eds.) Youth community inquiry : new media for community and personal growth (119-131). New York: Peter Lang.