52nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science /
l’Association canadienne des sciences de l’information (CAIS/ACSI)
June 4-7, 2024

Welcome to CAIS 2024: Leaps & Stumbles

The Canadian Association for Information Science / l’Association canadienne des sciences de l’information (CAIS/ACSI) invites submissions for its 52nd Annual Conference, June 4-7, 2024. For the fifth year in a row, the conference will be free and open to all, online.

2024 is a leap year, and this has inspired our thinking about the CAIS theme.

The trajectory of a scholarly or professional research project may be described as a long jump, a high jump, a wheelie, a series of hurdles, or a hopscotch. It may move in a single direction or involve one or more aerial twists and turns. It may result in a leap forward, a hop backward, or a jump to the left (and then a step to the right). Research sometimes results in quantum leaps that forever change our thinking about a topic. Embarking on a new research project may require a leap of faith.

Not every leap sticks the landing. Every successful researcher has experienced stumbles and rough landings, but we rarely provide opportunities to discuss and learn from them. You may have benefited from literal or metaphorical mobility aids like a springboard, trampoline, ramp, or ski jump to get you launched and/or a parachute or safety net to support a soft landing. It may have taken helping hands or repeated attempts to recover from an initial stumble.

For the 52nd annual conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, we invite research that proposes or makes conceptual, empirical, theoretical, applied, and/or methodological leaps. We also invite contributions that discuss research stumbles, falls, and recoveries.


Day 1 - Tuesday, June 4
SessionTime (EDT)Presentation
Keynote11:15am - 12:45pmTwenty-Five Years on the Metadata Beat
Grant Campbell
Break12:45pm - 1:15pm
SessionTime (EDT)Track 1SessionTime (EDT)Track 2
Advances in Diverstiy, Equity, and Inclusion I
Moderator: Sarah Polkinghorne
1:15pm - 1:45pmCivic Engagement and Collective Impact For Social Change: Public Libraries Promoting Racial Justice in the American Southt
Bharat Mehra, Kimberly Black, Baheya Jaber and Kaurri Williams-Cockfield
Panel Session I
Moderator: Shirin G.Alamdari
1:15pm - 2:45pmCultural Heritage Informatics, Old Idea or Emerging Domain?: Stumbling into a Shared Definition for Research and Teachings
Hannah Turner, Shirin G. Alamdari, Stacy Allison-Cassin, Isto Huvila, Diana Marsh and Andrea Thomer
1:45pm - 2:15pmEveryday Inclusion wiith Racialized Youth in Public Libraries
Katie Crossman, Lindsay Banting and Carrie Kitchen
2:15pm - 2:45pmDrag Storytimes and Bibliographic Invisibility: A Comparative Analysis of Picture Book Subject Metadata
Sarah Barriage, Beth Strickland Bloch and Vanessa Kitzie
Break2:45pm - 3:15pm
Advances in Diverstiy, Equity, and Inclusion II3:15pm - 3:45pmDecolonization and Reconciliation in Academic Libraries in Canada: A Review of Strategic Priorities
Dinesh Rathi and Jennifer Branch-Mueller
3:45pm - 4:15pmTransformative Reflection on Perspective Consciousness: Providing a Leap Forward in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in Practice
Sheila F Baker and Vivienne McClendon
Break4:15pm - 5:00pm
OpenAlex & Classification
Moderator: Julia Bullard
5:00pm - 5:10pmMapping Environmental Science: An OpenAlex Review
Margaret Rose, Jasmin Macarios and Sheila Woodgold
Health & Information
Moderator: Tami Oliphant
5:00pm - 5:10pmShaping the Future of Therapy: A Call for the Involvement of Information Scholars in Designing Digital Tools for Mental Health
Isabella Schloss and Andrew Dillon
5:10pm - 5:20pmAn Evaluation of OpenAlex Level 0 - Art
Senka Stankovic, Isabella Sun and Kayla Wemp
5:10pm - 5:20pmExploring a Gap in Informed & Self-Aware Aging: A Perspective from Embodied Information Science
Christopher Lueg and Siyao Cheng
5:20pm - 5:50pmExploring a Machine-Generated Concept Hierarchy Through the LEns of 'Naive' Classification
Huma Zafar
5:20pm - 5:30pmThe importance of revisiting: Retracing family caregivers’ everyday information work
Nicole Dalmer
5:50pm - 6:00pm5:30pm - 6:00pmLearning Together to Think Critically About Health Information: A Participatory Case Study in Progress
Vera Granikov and Liz Perrin
Day 2 - Wednesday, June 5
SessionTime (EDT)Track 1SessionTime (EDT)Track 2
Leaps & Stumbles I
Moderator: Jenna Hartel
11:00am - 11:10amTripping Over Open-mindedness in Information Literacy Entanglements: A Theoretical Shift
Meredith Fischer
Panel Session II
Moderator: Sarah Polkinghorne
11:00am - 12:30pm"Stumbling" to Succeed: Challenges, Obstacles, and Ethical Dilemmas in Human Participant Research
Keren Dali, Tawfiq Ammari, Kaitlin Costello, Heather Hill and Charles Senteio
11:10am - 11:40amThe Conceptual Leap: A Conceptual Exploration
Ali Shiri
11:40pm - 11:50amThe Third Mind Classification System
Alec Mullender
11:50am - 12:20pmLeap into the unknown: From the info-communicational approach to data temporalities
Tona Agnieszkar
12:20pm - 12:30pmFrom Quantum Leaps to Stumbles: Unveiling the Journey of Academic Inquiry of Library and Information Science Researchers in Africa
Adeyinka Tella
Break12:30pm - 1:00pm
Panel Session III
Moderator: Meredith Fischer
1:00pm - 2:30pmWriting Practice in LIS: Strategies and Visions
Hugh Samson, Jenna Hartel, Bharat Mehra, Mary Broussard and David M. Lev
Panel Session IV
Moderator: Vera Granikov
1:00pm - 2:30pmTracing Paths Through University-Community Knowledge Exchange Work in the Information Fields
Luanne Sinnamon, Julia Bullard, Kristina McDavid, Melissa Nelson, Heather O'Brien, and Samantha Snodgrassy
Break2:30pm - 3:00pm
Librarianship3:00pm - 3:30pmSustained Wikipedia Editorship and the Library Profession: Analyzing the Editing Patterns of 1Lib1Ref Participants
Erin Bourgard
Leaps & Stumbles II
Moderator: Jenna Hartel
3:00pm - 3:30pmQuantum Leap: Practice Architectures as a Conceptual Tool in Information Practices Research
Michael Olsson
3:30pm - 4:00pmLeap or Stumble? A Study of Library Paraprofessionals Holding or Pursuing the MLIS Degree and their Liminal Labour
Roger Chabot and Annabelle Drobniak
3:30pm - 4:00pmWhy a Future-Oriented Information Science Discipline Should Embrace an "Animal Turn"
Christopher Lueg
4:00pm - 4:30pmEngagement of public and school libraries: Multiple case studies in community literacy
Marie D. Martel, Christine Dufour and Nathalie Lacelle
4:00pm - 4:10pmJEALOUSY, JEALOUSY: Exploring discipline envy and method jealousy in developing research topics in Information Science
Andrea Kampen
Break4:30pm - 5:00pm
Information & Policy5:00pm - 5:30pmLeaps in Media Access & Reuse : Copyright Codes of Best Practice
Christine Smith, Rumi Graham and Eva Revitt
Moderator: Hannah Turner
5:00pm - 5:30pmConnections and Collaborations: New Zealand's Queer Independent Archives and Communities and GLAMU Institutions
Alison Day
5:30pm - 6:00pmSensemaking Theory for Community-based Climate Action: Making Space for Difference
Rodrigo Dos Santos, Alexandra Gaspar, Yifan Liu, Benjamin Mertick, Lisa Nathan, Luanne Sinnamon, Amory Strader and Coco Chen
5:30pm - 6:00pmFeminisms in the archives: A systematic literature review of feminist approaches in archival studies literature, 1973-2023
Danielle Allard, Tami Oliphant and Thane Chambers
6:00pm - 6:10pmHow Dark Patterns Undermine Users' Social Privacy Online
Dominique Kelly and Jacquelyn Burkell
6:00pm - 6:30pmTelling Tales - A Paradigm for Recordkeeping Research
Seren Wendelken
Day 3 - Thursday, June 6
SessionTime (EDT)Track 1SessionTime (EDT)Track 2
Panel Session V
Moderator: Azhagu Meena
11:00am - 12:30pmPsychedelic Information Theory: A Systematic Exploration of Information During Altered Consciousness
Jenna Hartel, James L. Kent, Tim Gorichanaz and Keith Munro
Scholarly Communication11:00am - 11:30amExploration of text mining techniques for the creation of ontologies to assist the synthesis of scientific knowledge
Camille Demers and Dominic Forest
11:30am - 12:00pmLeaps and Stumbles in the Application of Translation Technologies to Scholarly Communication
Philips Ayeni, Emanuel Kulczycki and Lynne Bowker
12:00pm - 12:10pmComparing disciplinary classification systems: Approaches and considerations
Constance Poitras and Anton Boudreau Ninkov
Break12:30pm - 12:50pm
Moderator: Katie Crossman
12:50pm - 1:20pmConceptualizing insight for the study of doctoral student information use
Kelly Hangauer
1:20pm - 1:30pmWho Studies the Students? The Challenges of Doing Research on Canadian LIS Programs
Jennifer Abel and Alisa Rod
1:30pm - 2:00pm“Non-Academic” Skills for Incoming Doctoral Students
Dinesh Rathi and Jennifer Branch-Mueller
2:00pm - 2:30pmDeveloping a Scale of Translanguaging for Information-based Academic Writing
Chengyuan Yu and Yanchao Yang
Break2:30pm - 3:00pm
Information Behaviour3:00pm - 3:30pmNegotiating Player Identity and Information in TTRPGs
Hanna Dodd and Paulette Rothbauer
3:30pm - 4:00pmExploring the Intersection of Digital Placemaking and Information Science in Smart Cities
Takayuki Suzuki, Andrew Dillon and Kenneth R. Fleischmann
4:00pm - 4:15pmCustomers' Intention to Adopt Online Purchasing in UK Retail Banking: Integrating Information Practices and Trust
Gertrude Ugwu, Gobinda Chowdhury and Michael Harker
Break4:15pm - 5:00pm
CLOSING KEYNOTE5:00pm - 6:30pmPlatform Scopophilia: Data, Surveillance, and Pornhub Insights
Maggie MacDonald
Day 4 - Friday, June 7
SessionTime (EDT)Event
SRF11:00am - 1:00pmStudent Research Forum
By application or invitation only
Break1:00pm - 2:00pm
AGM2:00pm - 4:00pmCAIS Annual General Meeting
All are welcome to attend