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Michael RidleyMichael Ridley

Librarian (Retired), University of Guelph
PhD Student, FIMS, Western University

McLaughlin Library, Room 302
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario CANADA N1G 2W1

www.michaelridley.ca

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

Professional Experience

Librarian, University of Guelph (January 2013 – 2018)

Acting Director, First Year Seminar Program, University of Guelph (July 2016 – August 2017).

Instructor, First Year Seminar Program, University of Guelph (2004-2017)

Chief Information Officer, University of Guelph (2004 – 2012).

Chief Librarian, University of Guelph (1995 – 2012).

University Librarian (Acting), University of Waterloo (September, 1994 – February, 1995).

Associate Librarian for Systems, University of Waterloo (1991 – August, 1995).

Head of Systems & Technical Services, Health Sciences Library, McMaster University (1985 – 1991).

Library Systems Analyst, University of Guelph (1982 – 1985).

Catalogue Librarian, Processing Division, University of Guelph (1979 – 1982).

Reference Librarian, Science Division, University of Guelph (1979 – 1979).

Academic Degrees

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. (Thesis: The Staging of the Siege of Rhodes at Rutland House 1656).
M.Ed. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 2014.
PhD. Western University, London, Ontario, in-progress, 2016 –

Scholarship

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.

Articles in Journals (Peer Reviewed)

Ridley, M. (2016). Making Radio: Using Audio for Student Assignments. The Teaching Professor, 30 (7), 5.

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

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

Shepherd, M., Gillham, V., & Ridley, M. (1999).  The Truth is in the Details: Lessons in Inter-University Collaboration.   Library Management, 20 (6), 332-337.

Ridley, M. (1998).  Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) and the GIS in Canadian Libraries Initiative (GCLI): Policy Issues and Implications for Libraries and Universities. ACMLA: Bulletin (103), 14-19.

Ridley, M. (1997).  Community Development in the Digital World. Bibliotheca Medica Canadiana, 18 (3), 87-89.

Ridley, M. & Shepherd, M. (1996).  Directors of Three Months and 22 Years Share an OMS Workshop Experience. ARL: A Bimonthly Newsletter of Research Library Issues, 185, 12-13.

Cook, D. & Ridley, M. (1990).  Computer-Mediated Communications Systems. Canadian Library Journal, 47, 413-417.

Pal, G., Brett, J., Flemming, T., & Ridley, M. (1989).  Providing electronic library reference service: Experiences from the Indonesia-Canada Tele-education project. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 15 (5), 274-278.

Articles in Proceedings (Peer Reviewed)

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. (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.

Ridley, M. (1994).  Innovation and Implementation: Adopting and Managing World Wide Web Services in Academic Libraries.   International World Wide Web Conference, Chicago: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 593-601.

Alger, E., Neufeld, V., Ridley, M., Jones, A., & MacDonald, P. (1990).  Computer Communications and Information Technology in Support of Community Oriented Medical Education. National and First International Conference on Information Technology and Community Health, Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria, 29-33.

Ahmed, K. & Ridley, M. (1988).  Computer Conferencing in Health Sciences – CoSy at McMaster.  In Robert A. Greenes (ed.)   Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care, New York: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 556-561.

Ridley, M. (1983).  The Online Catalogue at the University of Guelph Library: The Proposed System Architecture.   Annual Canadian Conference on Information Science, Ottawa: Canadian Association for Information Science, 85-91.

Grande, S. & Ridley, M. (1982).  Electronic Mail: an Introduction and Overview.   Annual Canadian Conference on Information Science, Ottawa: Canadian Association for Information Science, 184-187.

MacKinnon, R. & Ridley, M. (1982).  CAIS/ACSI: A Membership Survey.   Annual Canadian Conference on Information Science, Ottawa: Canadian Association for Information Science, 132-156.

Ridley, M. (1981).  The Online Catalogue and the User.   Annual Canadian Conference on Information Science, 238-246.

Recent Conference Presentations (Peer Reviewed)

Ridley. M. (2018). “Are AIs Literate? Reading and Writing Artificial Intelligence.” Ontario Library Association. SuperConference. Toronto, Ontario.

Ridley, M. (2107). “Is AI Literate?Books and Screens and the Reading Brain. EU COST E-Read Action. Vilnius, Lithuania.

Ridley, M. (2017). “The Right to Explanation: Artificial Intelligence and Information Policy”. Library Research Symposium. Hamilton: McMaster University.

Ridley, M. (2017). “Informationally Powerful Virtual Machines: The Book and Artificial Intelligence” Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP). Victoria: University of Victoria.

Ridley, M. (2016). The Pedagogy of Audio: Making Radio with Undergraduates. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Annual Conference. London. Western University.

Ridley, M. (2016). Radio, Radio: It’s a Sound Salvation! The Pedagogy of Audio. Digital Pedagogy Institute. University of Guelph.

Ridley, M., Belanger, A. & Spong, S. (2016) “Leadership in Academic Libraries: The Long and Winding Road?” Ontario Library Association SuperConference. Toronto, Ontario.

Ridley, M. (2015). “Nurturing a Culture of Failure.” British Columbia Library Association. Annual Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia.

Ridley, M. & Singh, S. (2015). “Towards a Renewed National Voice for Libraries: CLA Reinvents Itself”. British Columbia Library Association. Annual Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, British Columbia.

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

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

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

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

Ridley, M. (2013). The Crisis in Academic Libraries. Human Resource Issues in Canadian Research Libraries: Exploring Challenges and Opportunities. Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Membership Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Ridley, M. (2013). Collaborative Research and Learning; The Beyond Literacy Thought Experiment. Scholars Portal Day (Ontario Council of University Libraries – OCUL), Toronto, Ontario.

Ridley, M. (2013). Risk and Reward: Online, Collaborative Learning Through a Networked Conversation. Teaching and Learning Innovations Conference, Guelph, Ontario.

Ridley, M. (2013). Writing on the Net: Exploring Participatory, Online Writing: The Good, the Bad, and the Trolls. University of Guelph Writer’s Workshop, Guelph, Ontario.

Maas, B., Paige, B., Ridley, M., Rowe, T., Wandschneider, B., Melissa Woo (2012). The Right Stuff: Insights for Next-Generation Technology Leaders and the CIOs Who Mentor Them. Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), Virtual Conference, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Invited Lectures / Keynote Addresses

“A Machine to Think With: Artificial Intelligence and Libraries.” Edmonton: Edmonton Public Library. 2018.

“Looking Backward and Forward by Looking Around”. Scholars Portal Day & 50th Anniversary of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL). Toronto: University of Toronto. 2017.

“Distinctive Positioning: Leadership and Partnership”. Libraries 2020. Toronto: iSchool, University of Toronto. 2017.

“Five Minutes of Terror: My Ignite Talk to my First Year Seminar Class.” SpringIT: Annual Conference of the University of Guelph IT Special Interest Group (ITSIG). 2015.

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

“What is an Integrated Digital Scholarship Ecosystem and Why Should Anyone Care?” SpringIT: Annual Conference of the University of Guelph IT Special Interest Group (ITSIG). 2014.

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

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

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

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

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

“The Internet is Making Us Stupid. Not!” Toronto: Ontario Association of Library Technicians (OALT). Annual Conference. 2012.

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

“The Crisis in Academic Libraries. And Why This is Such a Good Thing.” Hamilton: Library of the Future. Mohawk College. 2012.

“You Are Your Synapses: Why Cognitive Neurology is the Future of Academic Libraries.” Toronto: TRY (Toronto, Ryerson, York) Library Staff Conference. 2011.

“Reinventing the Research Library: Reorganizing for Cultural Change, Community Need, and Institutional Impact.” Halifax: Information Without Borders Conference, Dalhousie University. 2010.

“Evolving the Learning Commons: Challenges and Strategies for Academic Engagement.” Calgary: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Information Commons, University of Calgary. 2009.

“From Learning Commons to Academic Town Square: Invoking the Future.” Regina: Joint Conference of the Saskatchewan Library Association and the Manitoba Library Association. 2008.

“The Importance of Forging Strong Partnerships.” Towards the Learning Ecology: the Canadian Learning Commons Conference. 2006.

“Re-Imagining the Library: The Net Gen Meets Melvil Dewey or We’re Not in Kansas Anymore.” Toronto Public Library, Information Services Conference. 2005.

“The Unbearable Lightness of Being Connected: Observations on Libraries, Information Technology and Our Preferred Future.” Toronto: Canadian Health Libraries Association. Annual Conference. 2002.

“Community Development in the Virtual World: Strategic Directions for Libraries.” Winnipeg: The Future is Now: Libraries and their Communities Harnessing Technology, Manitoba Library Consortium. 1997.

Professional Service: Board of Directors

2014 – 2016:  Canadian Library Association (CLA)
2013 – 2015:  Board of Governors, University of Guelph
2012 – 2014:  Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION)
2006 – 2010:  Canadian University Council of Chief Information Officers (CUCCIO)
2005 – 2011:  Cuisine Canada
2004 – 2009:  Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN). Vice Chair
2004 – 2006:  Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)
2000 – 2001:  Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL). Chair
2000 – 2001:  Ontario Library Association (OLA). President
1998 – 1999:  Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)
1989 – 2001:  Public Access Computer Systems Review
1987:  Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS). President
1987:  McMaster University Professional Librarians’ Association. President

Honours and Awards

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

Michael Ridley Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities. University of Guelph. [Fellowship named in my honour]. 2014 (ongoing).

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. 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. 2012.

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

Ontario Library Association President’s Award for Exceptional Achievement. (For Knowledge Ontario). 2008.

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

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