Heidi LM Jacobs
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)
100 Miles of Baseball: 50 Games, One Summer. With Dale Jacobs (Biblioasis, 2021)
Research?" In Beth Bloom and Marta Deyrup (eds) Successful Strategies for Teaching Undergraduate Student Research, Rowman and Littlefield.
Stovel." Jane Austen Sings the Blues, Ed. Nora Foster Stovel. University of Alberta Press.
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
Jacobs, H. L. M (2002). Maria Susanna Cummins’s London Letters: April 1860. Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, 19(2), 241-254. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/25679431
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