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Social Technology - Using Theories of Psychosocial Development to Better Offer Technology Services to ChildrenDownload
The exponential growth of technology, and our society’s subsequent reliance on this technology, has left many concerned about the negative repercussions on the social development of children raised in a society so engrossed with technology. Yet computer literacy continues to be an important skill...
A study of students' perceptions of library catalogues on tablet computers: The NEOS Consortium catalogueDownload
Paper presented at the Forum for Information Professionals
Alberta’s Other Key Resource: Information. Exploring an Employment Pipeline between the U of A’s MLIS Grads and the Government of Alberta’s Need for Information Management Professionals
Edmonton is home to both an ALA accredited MLIS program and a major employer, the Government of Alberta (GoA). Yet the GoA has had difficulty recruiting information professionals into information management (IM) positions, and concurrently, the number of MLIS graduates attaining government...
This presentation is a one-act play about erotic adaptations of Alice in Wonderland, and other children’s stories. The play takes place in a branch library, a setting where deep discussions, obscure knowledge, and comedy collide. The library staff are working on a new library exhibit, and have to...
Analysis of Canadian Wireless Spectrum Auctions: Licence Ownership and Deployment in the 700 MHz, 2500 MHz and 3500 MHz Frequency RangesDownload
Despite the Canadian government’s assertion that high-speed broadband access is crucial for economic and social benefit, there is minimal competition or availability of these services in rural or remote areas. Economic factors suggest that wireless technologies are best-suited to help rural...
Snihurowych Lynch, Sarah V. W.
Although religious groups make up a significant percentage of the Canadian population, there is a gap in research about whether or not Canadian libraries carry sufficient materials to meet the needs of their religious users. To address this gap, this study examined the number of Christian,...
Adopted in the late 1930s, the Library Bill of Rights grounded the profession in the core value of intellectual freedom. This core value was challenged in the 1930s, the 1960s, the 1990s, and again in recent years by calls for social responsibility within our ranks. The re-occurrent discomfort...
Language and culture are deeply intertwined concepts, and to engage in one is to engage in the other. Multilingual collections are one way to engage both concepts, particularly in integrated multilingual collections that fully serve the diverse communities. This is in accordance with library...
In my presentation I explore the grey area between censorship in terms of banning books, and reconciliation. I will be using the children’s novel The King’s Daughter by Suzanne Martel as a case study. The King’s Daughter was published in 1981 and is the story of a French orphan who chooses to...
Heavy Head, Danielle, Heavy Head, Ryan
Keynote from LIBRARIANS, MEET WORLD: Cultural Engagement and Inclusive Access in Libraries: Danielle Heavy Head is a member of Kainai, a Blackfoot tribe situated in between the Old Man River; the Belly River; & the Saint Mary’s River. Her father is Blackfoot and her mother is Cree from the...