I'm an information science researcher with a longstanding interest in people’s everyday interactions with information and technology. I explore the impacts of information systems for society and on people’s lives, including the embodied, often tacit, experience of needing, finding, using, and sharing information.
New & recent
Structural elements and spheres of expertise: Creating a healthy ecosystem for cultural data initiatives. With Lisa M. Given and Joann Cattlin. Recently published in the Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.24849
Information practices, plural: Exploring multiplicity and mutual constitution of practices. Recently published in the proceedings of the 2023 annual meeting of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.841
A devil in the details: Addressing authors' needs in transformative agreements. With Lisa M. Given. Common Place, special issue on The Global Transition to Open. https://doi.org/10.21428/6ffd8432.255897ef [open access]
Holistic approaches to research: From rhetoric to paradigm. With Lisa M. Given. Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.24450 [check Google Scholar for access]
Recent & upcoming
I have a body, therefore I think, therefore I am. (2023, March). For Nerd Nite, Melbourne, Australia.
Many paths...and how many mountains? Career moves and social impact. (2023, March). For the Alumni Association of the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta.
What's good to eat? Trial and error and feeling informed in everyday food life.(2023, March). For the Social and Global Studies Centre Seminar Series, RMIT University.
I'm currently in a research role, but relish teaching opportunities.
Information Resource Discovery, 2020, for the University of Ottawa's School of Information Studies. An introduction to information services, information practices and experiences, and search.
I'm currently on leave from my library role at the University of Alberta.
The core of my librarian work is leading monograph (book) collections at the University of Alberta, including approval plans, demand-driven acquisition, publisher-direct frontlist negotiations, open access transitions, and qualitative and quantitative assessment.