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MikeMichael Ridley

Librarian and Instructor (First Year Seminar Program)

McLaughlin Library, Room 111
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario CANADA N1G 2W1

www.michaelridley.ca

mridley@uoguelph.ca
Twitter: mridley
519 824-4120 ext. 56747

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Professional Experience

Librarian and Instructor, First Year Seminar Program, University of Guelph (January 2014 – )
On sabbatical (January 2012 – December 2013)
Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Librarian, University of Guelph (2004-2012)
Chief Librarian, University of Guelph (1995-2004)
University Librarian (Acting), University of Waterloo Library (September 1994 -February 1995)
Associate Librarian for Systems, University of Waterloo Library (1991-1995)
Head of Systems and Technical Services, Health Sciences Library, McMaster University (1985-1991)
Library Systems Analyst, Systems Division, University of Guelph Library (1982-1985)
Catalogue Librarian, Processing Division, University of Guelph Library (1979-1982)
Reference Librarian, Science Division, University of Guelph Library, (1979)

Education

B.A.   University of Guelph,  Guelph, Ontario,  1975
M.L.S.   University of Toronto,  Toronto, Ontario,  1979
M.A.   University of New Brunswick,  Fredericton, New Brunswick,  1980 (MA thesis: The Staging of the Siege of Rhodes at Rutland House 1656)
M.Ed.   University of Toronto,  Toronto, Ontario,  2014

Books

Ridley, M. (2012).  Beyond Literacy: Exploring a Post-Literate Future, Chicago & Toronto:  Association of College and University Libraries & Ontario Library Association.

Bailey Jr., C., Pearse, L., Ridley, M., & Rooks, D. (1991).  The Public-Access Computer Systems Review. Chicago:  Library and Information Technology Association, American Library Association.

Bailey Jr., C., Pearse, L., & Ridley, M. (1990).  The Public-Access Computer Systems Review. Chicago:  Library and Information Technology Association, American Library Association.

Book Chapters

Ridley, M. (2013). Culture, Values, and Change: Observations from Three Consortia in Canada.  In Maxine Melling and Margaret Weaver (Eds.), Collaboration in Libraries and Learning Environments. London, UK:  Facet Publishing.

Ridley, M. & Abrams, F. (1993). UWinfo at the University of Waterloo: Resource Sharing in the Virtual Community.  In Carrol Lunau (Ed.), Information Resource Sharing: Canadian Perspectives (pp. 30-33). Halifax, N.S.:  Dalhousie University Press.

Ridley, M. & Lavell, P. (1992). The Evolving Local Area Network: A Multi-Purpose, Multi-Protocol LAN.  In Marshall Breeding (Ed.), Library LANs: Case Studies in Practice and Application (pp. 356-375). Westport, CT:  Meckler.

Ridley, M. & Bailey Jr., C. W. (1992). Symposium on Staffing Issues and Public-Access Computer Systems.  In Charles W. Bailey Jr., Leslie B. Pearse and Michael Ridley (Eds.), The Public-Access Computer Systems Review (pp. 58-86). Chicago:  Library and Information Technology Association, American Library Association.

Selected Journal Articles. Conference Proceedings, and Presentations

Ridley, M., Appavoo, C., & Pagotto, S. (2015).  Seeing the Forest and the Trees: The Integrated Digital Scholarship Ecosystem (IDSE) Project of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network.  Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference, Chicago: College and Research Libraries Association.

Ridley, M. (2015). Beyond Liaison: Realizing the Academic Librarian as Scholar Practitioner. British Columbia Library Association. Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada-British Columbia.

Ridley, M. (2015). Making Radio: the Pedagogy of Audio. Graduate Student University Teaching Conference, Guelph, Canada-Ontario.

Ridley, M. (2015). Making Radio: the Pedagogy of Audio. Teaching and Learning Innovations Conference, Guelph, Canada-Ontario.

Ridley, M. (2015). Writing for Radio: Podcasts are the New Narrative. University of Guelph Writers Workshop, Guelph, Canada-Ontario.

Ridley, M. (2015). The Fair Pricing for e-Books Advocacy Project. Administrators of Medium-sized Public Libraries in Ontario (AMPLO). Member Meeting, Toronto, Canada-Ontario.

Ridley, M. & Steeves, C. (2014). Towards a Pan-Canadian Scholarly Communications Infrastructure: Bringing Research Libraries and IT Together. Interrogating Access: Current and Future Directions for Scholarly Research and Communications in Canada. Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada.

Ridley, M. & Pagotto, S. (2014). Integrated Digital Scholarship Ecosystem (IDSE) Project: Progress and Next Steps. Canadian Research Knowledge Network. Annual General Meeting, Calgary, Canada-Alberta.

Ridley, M. (2014). Returning to the Ranks: Towards an Holistic Career Path in Academic Librarianship. Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians, St. Catharines, Canada.

Ridley, M. (2014). Collaborative Writing Online: On the Net Without a Net: Exploring Participatory Writing, the Good, the Bad, and the Trolls. Canadian Library Association Annual Conference, Victoria, Canada-British Columbia.

Ridley, M. (2014). Integrated Digital Scholarship Ecosystem (IDSE) Project: Overview and Implications. Code4Lib North, London, Canada.

Ridley, M. (2014). Beyond Literacy. iTea, iSchool, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada-Ontario.

Ridley, M. (2014). Beyond Literacy: Exploring a Post-Literate Future. Alberta Library Conference, Jasper, Canada-Alberta.

Ridley, M. (2014). Beyond Literacy. Ignite Guelph, Guelph, Canada-Ontario.

Ridley, M. (2014). Writing on the Net: Exploring Participatory, Online Writing: the Good, the Bad, and the Trolls. University of Guelph Writer’s Workshop, Guelph, Canada-Ontario.

Ridley, M. (2014).  Returning to the Ranks: Towards an Holistic Career Path in Academic Librarianship.   Partnership, 9 (2).

Ridley, M. (2013). Women in Chief Information Officer (CIO) Position in Canadian Higher Education: Challenges, Barriers, and Opportunities. Canadian Higher Education Information Technology Conference (CANHEIT), Ottawa, Canada-Ontario.

Maas, B., Paige, B., Ridley, M., Rowe, T., Wandschneider, B., Melissa Woo (2012).  Filling the IT Leadership Pipeline.   EDUCAUSE Review, 47.

Ridley, M. (2009).  Beyond Literacy: Are Reading and Writing Doomed?  In Dawn M. Mueller (Ed.)   National Conference of the Association of College and University Libraries, Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 210-213.

Recent Keynote Addresses

2015:  Canadian Association for Information Science. Annual Conference.  “The Information Age is Dead! Thankfully. Welcome to What’s Next”

2013:  University of Toronto Libraries. Strategic Directions Speaker Series.  “The Future of Libraries.”

2013:  TriUniversity Group of Libraries (TUG) Conference.  “The Beyond Literacy Thought Experiment or Collaborative, Online Writing: the Good, the Bad, and the Trolls.”

2013:  Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.  “The Crisis in Libraries! And Why This is the Best Thing Ever.”

2012:  Staff Development Day, Hamilton Public Library.  “The Information Age is Over.

2012:  Association of Colleges and Research Libraries (ACRL).  “The Crisis in Academic Librarianship. And Why This is Such a Good Thing.”  Ontario Council of University and College Libraries (OCULA) and Western New York Ontario Chapter (WNYO)

2012:  BC Research Libraries Group Lecture Series.  “Bring It On: Why the Crisis in Academic Librarianship is the Best Thing Ever and What We Should Do About It.

Recent Teaching Activities

2015 – Twitter: #Profound or #Pretentious? Fall 2015 UNIV1200
2015 – The Guelph Library Project Fall 2015 UNIV1200
2015 – Surveillance Culture: Who’s Watching Whom?. Winter 2015 UNIV1200
2015 – The Social Life of Information. Winter 2015 UNIV1200
2014 – Beyond Literacy: Exploring a Post-Literate Future. Fall 2014 UNIV1200
2014 – The Book: Gutenberg to Gaga to Gone?. Fall 2014 UNIV1200
2014 – The Social Life of Information. Winter 2014 UNIV1200 (with Doug Horne, MJ D’Elia, Amanda Etches)
2014 – Beyond Literacy: Exploring a Post-Literate Future. Winter 2014 UNIV1200
2013 – Beyond Literacy: Exploring a Post-Literate Future. Fall 2013 INF2301H Special Topics in Information. iSchool, University of Toronto.
2013 – Beyond Literacy: Are Reading and Writing Doomed? Winter 2013 UNIV1200
2012 – Beyond Literacy: Exploring a Post-Literate Future. Fall 2012 INF2301H Special Topics in Information. iSchool, University of Toronto.

Selected Boards and Professional Committees

Executive Committee & Treasurer, Canadian Library Association. 2014 – .
Board of Governors, University of Guelph. 2013-2015.
Board of Directors, Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION). 2012-2014.
Board of Directors, Canadian University Council of Chief Information Officers (CUCCIO). 2006-2010.
Board of Directors & Vice-Chair, Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN). 2004-2009.
Board of Directors, Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL). 2004-2006.
President, Ontario Library Association. 2001.
Chair, Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL). 2000-2001.
President, Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS). 1987.

Awards and Acknowledgements

2015:  Ron MacDonald Distinguished Service Award. Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN).

2014-2015:  Michael Ridley Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities. University of Guelph. [Fellowship named in my honour].

2013:  Best Print Publication Award. Canadian Society of Association Executives. [for Access, the magazine of the Ontario Library Association (OLA); Editor-in-Chief, Michael Ridley]

2013:  Faculty of Information Outstanding Alumni Award. Faculty of Information Alumni Association. University of Toronto. www.ischool.utoronto.ca/content/michael-ridley-fiaa-outstanding-alumni-2013

2013:  Outstanding Instructor Award (Nominee). University of Toronto. Master of Information Student Council (MISC). Faculty of Information

2013:  Member of the Week. Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association. [awarded December 2012] Interview 

2010:  Miles Blackwell Award for Outstanding Academic Librarian. Canadian Association of College and University Libraries (CACUL). a division of the Canadian Library Association (CLA)

2008:  OLA President’s Award for Exceptional Achievement. Knowledge Ontario.

2008:  Larry Moore OLA Distinguished Service Award. Ontario Library Association.

2007:  Academic Librarian of the Year. Ontario College and University Libraries Association (OCULA). a division of the Ontario Library Association (OLA).