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The 2023 Forum

Concordia University's 21st Library Research Forum will be a two-day hybrid event, with presentations taking place virtually on Zoom on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, and presentations taking place in person at Concordia University’s Loyola Campus on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. 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. Registration is free. This year’s plenary speaker will be leading national and international expert on copyright and information policy, Victoria Owen, Information Policy Scholar-Practitioner at the University of Toronto. Victoria will be speaking on accessibility in an international context.

Download the full program in PDF format

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

April 25, 2023 - Online
Time Presentation(s)
1:00-1:15 pm Welcome, Christine Smith
1:15-1:45 pm Policy Recommendations from the CARL funded study entitled Margins: Lessons learned from the lived experiences of marginalized graduate students navigating the academy during the COVID-19 pandemic, Maha Kumaran (principal investigator), Cecile Farnum, Lisa Levesque, Aditi Gupta, Darcia Roache
1:45-2:15 pm Promising practices for cultivating diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in frontline reference services, Emilia Marcyk, Sharon Ladenson Software selection Policies: Do they exist?, Mona Elayyan, Joshua Chalifour
2:15-2:30 pm Break
2:30-3:00 pm Researching Research Support, Emily K. Cook, Kayla Monaghan Arsenic and the Book Trade: A Toxic Relationship, Kim Bell, Robin Canham
3:00-3:30 pm Beyond the academic paper: Turning research into advocacy, Stephanie Savage, Jennifer Zerkee, Will Power-Jenkins “Use Funnier Memes Please”: Assessing Instructional Video Tutorials using UX and Participatory Design, Becca Greer, Tina Lin
3:30-4:00 pm If At First You Don't Succeed Tri-Tri-Again? Assessing the Impact of the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications, Hannah Steeves AskAway Chat Reference During COVID-19: Research Findings, Barbara Sobol, Aditi Gupta, Aline Goncalves, Patricia L. Foster
4:00-4:15 pm Closing remarks, Pat Riva

April 26, 2023 - In person
Time Presentation
8:30-9:00 am Registration
9:00-9:30 am Welcome, Christine Smith
9:30-10:30 am Keynote address - Champions of Accessibility: A Call to Action for LIS Practitioners,Victoria Owen
10:30-11:00 am Channeling Negative to Positive: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Uncover EDI Learning Stories, Megan Fitzgibbons, Chloe Lei
11:00-11:30 am Break
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Who is (not) counted? Ethno-racial and Indigenous identities in the Census of Canada, 1871-2021, Kevin Manuel, Rosa Orlandini
12:00-12:30 pm The Canadian Census Data Discovery Partnership: Bringing a Data Treasure Chest to Light, Alex Guindon
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
1:30-2:00 pm Domaine public canadien : L’impact de la loi C-19 sur la visibilité des autrices et des créatrices, Marie D. Martel
2:00-2:30 pm Factoring into Impact: Librarian involvement on knowledge synthesis projects and relationship to journal impact factor, Krista Alexander, Katharine Hall
2:30-3:00 pm Break
3:00-3:30 pm Acquiring Lawyers' Papers: Why Bother?, Dr. Jean Dryden
3:30-4:00 pm Certificates of Presence: Authorial Portraits and the Orientalist Travelogue, Stéphanie Hornstein
4:00-4:15 pm Closing remarks, Pat Riva

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