At the Centre for Digital Scholarship, I work with students, faculty, and members of the community to help them share their research widely and creatively. In my teaching, research, and librarianship, I am not only interested in getting information to the people who need it, I am also concerned with issues of access and preservation of information, particularly historical and literary historical information in a wide range of formats and contexts. My most recent projects include Breaking the Colour Barrier: Wilfred “Boomer” Harding and the Chatham Coloured All-Stars (1932-1939) and The North Was Our Canaan: Exploring Sandwich Town's Underground Railroad History.
It's an exciting time to be a librarian and to work with members of the university and broader communities. You can follow me on Twitter at LitAtLeddy.
Molly of the Mall: Literary Lass and Purveyor of Fine Footwear (NeWest Press, 2019) https://newestpress.com/books/molly-of-the-mall-literary-lass-and-purveyor-of-fine-footwear
100 Miles of Baseball: Fifty Games, One Summer (Biblioasis, 2021) http://biblioasis.com/shop/new-release/100-miles-of-baseball-fifty-games-one-summer/
1934: The Chatham Coloured All-Stars' Barrier-Breaking Year (forthcoming 2023, Biblioasis)
Jacobs, H. L.M., & Berg, S. (2013). By Librarians, For Librarians: Building a Strengths-Based Institute to Develop Librarians' Research Culture in Canadian Academic Libraries. Journal of Academic Librarianship
Stephen Leacock Award for Humour Writing (2020) for Molly of the Mall: Literary Lass and Purveyor of Fine Footwear (2019)
Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation (Ontario Heritage Trust) With Miriam Wright, Dave Johnston, and the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame (2018) for "Breaking the Colour Barrier: Wilfred 'Boomer' Harding and the Chatham Coloured All-Stars."
Association of College and Research Libraries Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award (2010) for “Information Literacy and Reflective Pedagogical Praxis.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 34, no. 3 (May 2008): 256–62.
Keynote: "Finding my voice in the stacks: Or, how wandering through libraries changed my life." September 2021. Stronger Together Conference: the Peace Library System, Yellowhead Regional Library, Parkland Regional Library System, and The Alberta Library
Keynote: "Toward a Reflective Information Literacy Collaboration" at California Conference on Library Instruction. With Dale Jacobs. May 2011, Santa Cruz, CA
Closing Plenary: "Looking Outward, Looking Within: Reflections on Information Literacy Praxis" at Workshop on Instruction in Library Use (WILU). With Selinda Berg. May 2009, Montreal, QC
"Jack Calder: Documentarian of the 1934 Chatham Coloured All-Stars," Canadian Baseball History Conference, Nov 2018, London, ON
"Toward a Critical Optimism: Enacting Access, Diversity, Inclusion, and Democracy in Difficult Times," Libraries in the Digital Age, June 2018, Zadar, Croatia
"Critical Information Literacy and Literary History: Teaching the Conflicts in the Digital Age," at WILU, May 2013 Fredricton, NB
"What if Maria Susanna Cummins had Twitter?: Information Literacy, Literary History, Social Media and the Classroom," Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, July 2011, Washington, DC
Engaging Theory for Reflective Information Literacy Practices," Ontario Library Association SuperConference February 2010, Toronto, ON
“Wow, we can do that?”: Using Digital Archives for Information Literacy Initiatives in History Classes" Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, July 2007, Minneapolis, MN
"When Librarians and Professors Talk: Cross-campus Dialogues about Teaching and Learning." The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. With Dale Jacobs. June 2007, Edmonton, AB