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Pathfinder: A Canadian Journal for Library Science Students and Early Career Professionals

New Issue of Pathfinder Published

September 9, 2023

Pathfinder is a student-led, open access journal dedicated to promoting the scholarly work of students and early career information professionals from across Canada. Based at the University of Alberta, issues are published once a year and are peer-reviewed.

The 2022-23 Editor-in-Chief of Pathfinder is Arianna Alcaraz.

Vol 4, No 1 (2023)

Table of Contents

Original Research

We Are Starving for Information: The Information Practices of Life Coaches
Madelin Burt-D’Agnillo

Scholarly Articles

The Library’s Educational Role in Bridging the Digital Divide
Jessica Jutras

Remixing “Taste”: Spotify Blend Playlists and User Listening Data
Morghen Jael

Abandoned But Not Forgotten: A Proposal for Orphan Works Use in Archives
Elisa Kuhn

Looking to the Future: Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Policy in Canada
Morgan Paul

Literature Reviews

Seeds of Sustainability: Roles and Practices of Seed Libraries
Juliana Rupchan

Chat Reference: A Review of Question Types and Its Implication to Staffing and Communication Strategies
hiuwing sze

Belonging and Uniqueness as Essential Elements for Inclusive Workplaces: A Literature Review
Allison Stewart

How are Public Libraries in Alberta Responding to the Needs of Older Adults? A Literature Review
Paula Kirman

The Information Practices of Canadian Family Caregivers of People with Down Syndrome
Kim Humes, Alison Brown

How are Art Librarians Using Information Literacy Instruction to Support Art Studio Students?
Ashley Huot

Research Posters

Virtual Reality in Libraries: Does VR create a Safer Space for 2SLGTBQ+ and IBPOC people?
Candie Tanaka


Reflections on Information Literacy in the ChatGPT Era
Joel Blechinger

SIMSArchive: Reflections on Processing 50 years of LIS Student Association Records
Maddie Hare, Geoff Krause

Travels with a Small-town Librarian: Reflections from Coast to Coast
Shelby Wilson-Powell

A Human Librarian Interviews ChatGPT
Chelsea Humphries

Teaching Resources

Referral Strategies: A Learning Object for Chat Operators
Carling Spinney

Co-Created and Student-led Teaching Materials: The FOODWAYS Research Project
Dellannia Segreti

FIP Extended Abstracts

Talks and Transformation: An Introduction to the FIP 2023 Conference
Paula Kirman

Climate Change Considerations in Public Library Collection Development
Maia Trotter, Olesya Komarnytska

The Role of Special Collections in Climate Change Movements
Danielle Deschamps, Michaela Morrow

Fossils in a Digital Age Preserving: 3D Fossil Data in Digital Libraries
Anneliese Eber

(Via Pathfinder)

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