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Library Research Forum

The 2024 Forum

Concordia University's 22nd Library Research Forum will be a two-day hybrid event, with presentations taking place virtually on Zoom on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 16, 2024, and in-person at Concordia University’s Loyola Campus on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

The annual Research Forum provides an opportunity for librarians, archivists, graduate students, teaching faculty, and information professionals to describe and promote their completed or in-progress research, practical case studies or projects. The Forum also provides a venue for researchers to seek suggestions for enhancing their research interests, to identify potential new partners for projects, to test the effectiveness of their undertakings, and to promote research in academic libraries. This year’s keynote speaker will be Aaron Johnson, Associate Dean – Research and Infrastructure, Faculty of Arts and Science, and Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Concordia. .

Register for the 2024 Forum.
The Forum is free to attend, but registration is required for planning purposes. Last day to register is April 10, 2024. Tickets to the in-person day are sold out, but you can still register for the virtual sessions. Thank you for your interest!.

Full program (pdf)

To learn more about the venue and how to get there, please consult the Attendee Resources page.

April 16, 2024 - Online
Time Presentation(s)
13:00-13:40 Research on Racial Minority Librarians by Racial Minority Librarians: from Surveys to Publications,
Yanli Li
13:40-14:10 What is this job worth? Income and Material Quality of Life for Library Workers,
Jordan Pedersen
Sex in the Stacks: Moral, Legal, and Practical Factors in Providing Access to Pornographic/Sexually Explicit Material,
Fiona Enright
14:10-14:40 "Fresh Ideas and Emphases": Canadian Post-secondary Students’ Perspectives on Key Concepts in the ACRL Framework
Claire Pienaar and Joan C Bartlett
Citation analysis of Canadian public policy and public administration scholarly literature,
Graeme Campbell, Katharine Hall, and Michelle Lake
14:40-15:00 Break
15:00-15:30 Portrait d'usager·ère·s fantômes : Quelle place pour les personnes à statut migratoire précaire en bibliothèque publique?
Sabrina Mac Gregor
Lack of Collections as Data: Making Meaning Out of the Films We Cannot See,
Christine F. Smith
15:30-16:00 Uptake in gender diversity training among Canadian academic library workers: a survey in progress,
Susie Breier, Katharine Hall, Kawmadie Karunanayake, and Aeron MacHattie
Using Citation Metadata to Investigate the Implications of Automatic Indexing Algorithms on Information Retrieval,
Emma Garlock and Joan C Bartlett

April 17, 2024 - In person
Time Presentation
08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-10:00 Keynote
Open Scholarship in Research: why is it important, and small steps to get you started,
Aaron Johnson
10:00-10:30 Gaby Says // Gaby Dit: Experimenting with generative AI for library information services,
Megan Fitzgibbons, Aviva Majerczyk, Yara Stouhi, Francisco Berrizbeitia, Joshua Chalifour, and Olivier Charbonneau
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Creating Knowledge, Creating Worlds: Archival Description, Land, and Settler Colonial Logics in the Jesuit Collection des archives du Collège Sainte-Marie
Henria Aton, François Dansereau, and Kate Nugent
11:30-12:00 Sharing the power to decide? How Canadian universities acquire private archives
Alexandra Mills
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:30 Duplicate Records in WorldCat for 20th-Century American, British, and Canadian Books: A Comparison of Duplication Rates and Causes
Karen Jensen
13:30-14:00 Conflicts of Neutrality: Exploring Definitions, Values, and Practices among Canadian Academic Librarians
Emily Jaeger-McEnroe
14:00-14:30 By us for us: An FtN’s guide to resource sharing in trans digital cultures
Ada Bierling
14:30-15:00 Break
15:00-15:30 Visibilité, visualisation et care : Quantifier les bibliothécaires québécoises et canadiennes et le fossé des genres dans Wikidata, Wikipédia et quelques ouvrages sur l’histoire des bibliothèques
Marie D. Martel
15:30-16:00 Answering the Call to Action to Decolonize Subject Headings at the Library of Parliament
Laura May and Tim Yale
16:00-16:15 Closing remarks,
Amy Buckland

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