Examples of Student Work

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS BY AND WITH STUDENTS

  • Dali, Keren, Andrea Lau, and Kevin Risk. “Academically Informed Creative Writing in LIS Programs and the Freedom to be Creative.”Journal of Education for Library & Information Science (JELIS) 56, no. 4 (2015): 298-324.
    • You can access the full text of this paper here.
    • We also presented this paper as a 10-min film at the 2015 ALISE conference in Chicago, IL. (some users noted that it does not work properly in FireFox but it seems as though there were no issues with other browsers).
  • Dali, Keren, and Lana Alsabbagh. “Learning about Translators from Library Catalog Records: Implications for Readers’ Advisory.” New Library World 116, no. 5/6 (2015):264-276. Abstract 
  • Dali, Keren, and Lana Alsabbagh. “Access to Translated Fiction in Canadian Public Libraries.” Reference Services Review 42, no. 4 (2014): 569 – 602. Abstract

BIBLIO OR THERAPY? AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON BIBLIOTHERAPY FOR LIBRARIANS 

  • This project was funded by a Carnegie-Whitney Award from the American Library Association. I worked on this project with my former students from the iSchool, U of Toronto, and a few students from FIMS, Western U.

READING CONNECTIONS – THE STUDENT READING CONFERENCE, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, September 23, 2011.

  • The conference program was composed entirely of student presentations – all about reading. Presentations included individual papers, authors’ reading of creative writing pieces, and posters. The conference drew a large number of practitioners from across Ontario.

READING @ FI 

  • This site includes examples of “reading maps” created by students using Spicy Nodes in the courses on Readers’ Advisory and in the Information Workshop. Reading maps connect not only different authors, titles, and genres, but also different reading media, audio-visual materials, and other leisure and educational activities (e.g., cooking, language learning, travel, etc.). Start with a specific genre or title and explore!
  • This site also includes readers’ advisory brochures created by LIS students for various graduate and undergraduate courses on campus, inside and outside of the iSchool. The brochures are available for download and distribution if properly credited. This was part of the assignment on Readers’ Advisory in academic libraries and demonstrated librarians’ contribution to the development of intellectual and creative learning and leisure contents on campus, across fields and disciplines.
  • It also includes information on the “Reading Connections” conference that you’ve probably seen already.

READ MY COURSE EVALUATIONS HERE