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Dave Johnston

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Real name: 
Head, Access Services; Librarian
MLIS - University of Western Ontario, MA Philosophy - University of Western Ontario, BA Philosophy - University of Waterloo
Phone extension: 
(519) 253-3000 ext.3208
Email Address:
1106 1st floor - Leddy Library
Research Consultations: 

Please email me to setup an appointment.

As Department Head of Access Services at the Leddy Library I oversee the library's front line staff, services, spaces, our course resource & reserve service, and copyright. I'm also the liaison librarian for Philosophy & Languages Literatures and Culture. 


As a graduate student I studied philosophy at the University of Western Ontario with a focus on logic, philosophy of mathematics, and the philosophy of science. I also completed my MLIS at the University of Western Ontario.

Services For Students and Faculty

Research Help: Please feel free to contact me if you need any assistance in locating, evaluating, and using information effectively in your research. I'd be happy to talk with you about your project and figure our ways in which the library can help you.

Information Literacy Instruction: I would be happy to talk to your class about locating, evaluating, and using information effectively in relation to their papers and assignments. I've taught several undergraduate level courses at UWO and have been delivering information literacy sessions for a number of years.

Copyright Issues: If you have questions about the university copyright policy and the use of resources in research and teaching please contact me or refer to our copyright pages.

Course Resource/Reserves: The library has a robust course resource and reserve service that helps you connect students with the resources they need for their classes.

Publications and Presentations: 


Open Access Policies and Academic Freedom: Understanding and Addressing Conflicts. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. Vol. 5. No. 1 (2017)

Ease of Use and Usefulness as Measures of Student Experience in a Multi-PlatformE-Textbook Pilot. Library Hi Tech. Vol. 33 No. 1 (2015).

Notice Board. Sartre Studies International, Vol. 19 No. 2 (2013).

Leadership and Shaping Your Identity as New Librarian. Feliciter ,Issue #2,   Vol. 58. Canadian Library Association. 2012 

Presentations, Posters, Guides

Researching Early Canadian Baseball: "Boomer" Harding & the Chatham Coloured All-Stars. Canadian Baseball History Symposium: St Mary's, ON

Canada’s New Open Access Policy: Integrating Libraries into Open Scholarship. Ontario Library Association Super Conference 2016. (Panel Presentation)

Academic Publishing Folklore: Finding a Unified Narrative for Open Access. DIGITAL COMMONS + GREAT LAKES USER GROUP 2015. (Presentation)

Academic Publishing Folklore. Windsor-Western Windsor-Western Virtual Research Day 2015. (Presentation)

eBook Publishing at the University of Windsor with the Open Monograph Press. Campus Technology Day May 2014. (Presentation)

Scholarship at UWindsor: Open Access and Showcasing Windsor Research. Campus Technology Day May 2013. (Presentation)

Code Fear: Learning About Technology For Outsiders. Code4Lib North. Summer 2012. (Presentation)

An Introduction to Open Access. University of Windsor. Campus Technology Day Panel Discussion. Summer 2012. (Presentation)

An Introduction to the History and Motivations of Open Access. Mount Allison University. Open Access Week Panel. Fall 2011. ( Presentation)

Co-op Students, Part Time Staff and Organizational Culture. University of Guelph. Organizational Renewal Conference Day. Fall 2010. (Presentation)

Critical Thinking in Philosophy and Information Literacy: Generic or Discipline Specific. University of Guelph Library Colloquium Series. Fall 2010.(Presentation)

Is Logic Empirical: Dummett and Putnam Revisited. Waterloo PGSA Conference. 2006. (Referred Conference Paper)

An Analysis of Problems with the Material Conditional. Waterloo PGSA Conference 2005. (Refereed Conference Paper)


Scholarship at UWindsor Annual Report: Nov 2014-2015

Scholarship at UWindsor Annual Report: Nov 2013-2014.

Scholarship at UWindsor Annual Report: Nov 2012-2013.

Open Access Week 2013 Brochure.