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This presentation outlines the recent Canadian Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications and what it might mean for academic library staff who will need to become versed on open access (OA) options for researchers. The distinction between “Gold” OA policies and “Green” OA policies is...
Before a child learns to read, she or he has already had many experiences with language and with print. These prior experiences help to shape childrenʹs understanding of the contexts in which print-based language is useful, and of what it can do and how it works. However, omnipresent...
Words That Start With E and Other Reasons for Librarians to Fight Climate Change and Climate Change DenialDownload
Ecology, economy, equity. Exemplars, educators, enablers. Librarianship centres around the values of community-building, access to information, and advocating for the public good, and so librarians are poised to be leaders when it comes to environmentally-friendly and sustainable practices and...
The use of computational analysis to visualize and aid in the interpretation of literature and book history is a way of supplementing traditional literary criticism. The application of statistical algorithms on a large scale allows a researcher to derive textual patterns and relationships that...
This presentation speaks to the curation of “Dispatch from the Frontlines: Water Protection and Indigenous Resistance and Resurgence Along the Athabasca River,” a display created for LIS 598: Indigenous Contexts for Library and Information Studies in Canada. The questions that guide the display,...
The Librarian's Playbook: An Introduction to Indie Tabletop RPGs
When we think about innovation in LIS, we often think digital and electronic, but we also have the opportunity to explore older technologies and non-traditional media that are not often associated with libraries. In this presentation, I will provide an introduction to one such medium: tabletop...
An increase in the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) motivated this investigation into the information seeking behaviours of parents of children with ASD in Edmonton, Alberta. A qualitative approach based on a non-random, purposive sampling method was used. Semi-structured interviews...
The presentation slides used by MBA/MLIS student Jennifer Evaniew during her talk at the Forum for Information Professionals 2016 conference.
Romance fiction remains one of the most read but least respected literary genres. Traditionally, public libraries have shunned romance fiction, either refusing to stock romance novels or purposefully limiting their collection. Nevertheless, the unwavering demand for romance fiction and the shift...
When parents divorce, their children often experience personal upheaval and distress. Processing this event and the feelings it evokes can be facilitated through bibliotherapy, which uses children’s picture books containing themes of parental divorce and separation for healing therapies....