Recent & Upcoming Talks

2021

A systematic review of library services provision in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Libraries have had to temporarily shut their doors because of the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in the provision of online and remote …

Decolonized Listening in the Archive: A Study of How a Reconstruction of Archival Processes and Spaces can Contribute to Decolonizing Narratives and Listening

In 2019, Dylan Robinson and Candice Hopkins began touring their exhibition Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts, which asks “How can …

A Small Presentation about Small Books

My presentation is a short introduction to chapbooks. McGill’s library has a large, digitized collection of chapbooks, and I hope to …

Value perceptions of information sources among academic librarians

The increase in use of the digital medium for publishing information has made information creation easier and cheaper resulting in …

Indexation automatique et repérage des images numériques

Le sujet de notre projet de recherche est l’indexation automatique et le repérage des images numériques. Actuellement, nous avons une …

Collaboration in keeping up to date: Preliminary results of a framework synthesis and a qualitative case study

Keeping up to date is fundamental to research. Nonetheless, researchers face various challenges related to information overload, time …

La longue route vers le libre-accès au Canada et le cas particulier du Québec

Bien que son importance soit déjà évidente, la pandémie de COVID-19 a remis de l’avant l’urgence d’accélérer la publication en …

La gestion de l’information dans une perspective ouverte : un nouveau « contrat » ?

Les développements spectaculaires engendrés par le numérique amènent de nos jours les institutions publiques à faire preuve d’une …

Records-in-Contexts, quand la description archivistique rencontre l’approche ontologique : quel est l’intérêt de la représentation graphique pour la compréhension et l’exploitation des ressources archivistiques?

La communication que je vous propose porte sur le sujet de recherche sur lequel je travaille dans le cadre de ma première année de …

Social Media, Grindr, and PrEP: Sexual health literacy for men who have sex with men in the Internet age

Despite continued improvements to HIV/AIDS treatment and awareness, HIV transmission rates remain high among men who have sex with men …

Measuring and Evaluating Performance in University Libraries Using ISO 11620-2014: Lebanese University – Library of Medical Sciences as a Model

This research deals with the concept of performance measurement, evaluation, standards and its application in university libraries for …

The most innovative methods are sometimes the simplest

The Cognitive Biases that Emerge from Search as Learning

In this current era of “fake news” accusations and pandemic misinformation, the public is left to dispel misinformation via their own …

L’identité professionnelle des bibliothécaires publiques : changements et réinventions pour répondre aux nouvelles réalités de la profession.

Notre présentation par affiche vise à faire connaître le devis méthodologique de notre projet doctoral et ses principales …

La culture de l’information des doctorants au Liban

Notre thèse de doctorat s’est attaquée à la culture de l’information (information literacy), un sujet tellement discuté mondialement …

Where the money flows and revenue grows: analyzing open access article processing charges

This talk touches on a current research project that explores the amount of APCs paid by Tri-Agency grant holders when publishing OA. …

An Interdisciplinary Approach to False Information and Today’s Information Professional

This presentation examines fact checking, a well-known practice often associated with journalism, and its relationship to false …

Les archives orales comme source d’histoire récente : pratiques de collecte, usages et enjeux mémoriels. Le cas des témoignages de la Résistance des organes interministériels d’histoire de la guerre.

Avant même que la France ne soit entièrement libérée, le gouvernement provisoire crée en octobre 1944 la Commission d’histoire de …

Information Literacy in Nova Scotia: Systematic Mapping of Learning Outcomes

Information literacy has never been more important for the functioning of the democratic process, and for autonomy over one’s …

Standing on the shoulders of giants: a review of literature reviews on information behaviour

Information behaviour research has the potential to improve the design of information systems, the implementation of social …

Le fardeau des frais de traitement des articles sur les universités canadiennes

La question de l’accès aux ressources savantes a traditionnellement été associée aux coûts d’abonnement aux périodiques scientifiques. …

Identité militante, pratiques et normes archivistiques : le cas des Instituts CGT d'histoire sociale fédéraux de 1982 à nos jours

La communication que je vous propose porte sur le sujet de recherche que je développe dans le cadre de ma première année de master …

Assistive technology in the library services of Lebanese universities for students with visual needs

My proposal is a research paper about the assistive technology in the library services of Lebanese universities for people with visual …

Welcome

2020

Advancing anti-racism in public libraries for Canadian racialized youth

My research aims to examine systemic racism in public libraries and its impacts on racialized youth in Canada. It is grounded in an …

Aboutness and Betweenness in Document Society: The United Church of Canada’s Reconciliation Documents

Indexing exists in the world far beyond the library profession’s structures and practices. The role of “aboutness” at the center of …

Circulation & Empathy

This will be a brief overview of the theoretical framework of one of my dissertation chapters. Even in the information age, …

Teen Fan Studies in LIS

I plan to provide my preliminary thoughts from my Qualifying Exams reading list, where I’m reading about Teen K-Pop Fandoms and …

Bridging the Divide Between Disciplines: Creation of A Methodological Approach for Conducting a Systematic Literature Review Across Three Diverse Disciplines

Multidisciplinary research has the potential to unlock diverse perspectives in examination of complex questions. However, bridging the …

Account Deletion Interference Dark Patterns in Social Networking Sites

This presentation will focus on ‘dark patterns’: user interface design techniques that manipulate users into making choices …

Big Data, Little Direction: Towards the Co-Production of Ethical Practice in Big Data Research with Minors

Much has been written about the ethics of conducting research with minors, due in part to the novelty of ethical issues that emerge …

Debunking Assumptions about Language in Information-Seeking

Monolingualism is often considered the “default” status in North America, and so too in LIS information-seeking …

Fun with Memes

Taking a memetic appraoch to Knowledge Organization (KO) may open interesting oppurtunities for exploration in library catalogues.