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According to Food Banks Canada, over 4 million Canadians are food insecure. But what does food insecurity actually mean, and how does it impact our community? Food insecurity is a complex web of social challenges that goes beyond income level. Education, ability, location and community are just...
Exploring Knowledge Needs in a Non-Profit Student Group – Discussing the Knowledge Sources, Pathways, and Users in a Newspaper SettingDownload
The purpose of this poster is to study the knowledge needs of non-profit student newspaper editors and offer Knowledge Management (KM) recommendations on existing systems. This poster is original research that explores non-profit student newspaper groups. The methodology used for this study was a...
Using Artificial Neural Networks to Create and Assign Subject Headings to New Publications: A Review of the LiteratureDownload
Artificial neural networks (ANNs) are complex systems of hardware and software that mimic intuitive learning and decision-making based on pattern recognition. Mathematical formulae are used to assign weights to each factor being evaluated for a decision. This review examines existing literature...
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,...
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....
Traditional library outreach and the more recent trend of community-led librarianship are significant ways public librarians serve the information needs of marginalized populations, paying special attention to the core library values of diversity, intellectual freedom, and social responsibility....
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...
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,...
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...
Patron-Perpetrated Sexual Harassment at the Public Library
Third-party sexual harassment, perpetrated against employees by individuals external to their employing organization, is a serious and all too common issue faced by employees in service-oriented occupations. This includes sexual harassment of library employees by library patrons. Studies in...