Welcome to CAIS 2022: 100 Years of Information Science: Understanding the Past and Building the Future

An OPEN Virtual Conference

The Canadian Association for Information Science / l’Association canadienne des sciences de l’information (CAIS/ACSI) invites submissions for its 50th Annual Conference, June 7 – 10, 2022. As in 2020 and 2021, the 2022 conference will be free and open to all, online.

CAIS/ACSI’s first conference took place in 1973. That year, 171 attendees gathered at the Château Montebello for the inaugural conference (Nilsen, 2010, p.135). In the scenic Québec countryside, they discussed matters with abiding relevance today: privacy, systems, information management, metadata, policy, curriculum (Nilsen, 2010. p. 140). In 2022, CAIS/ACSI will host its 50th conference, a virtual event open to attendees around the world. Over the years, the interests discussed at CAIS/ACSI have broadened and diversified, but the community spirit, for which the conference is known, has remained constant.

To mark CAIS/ACSI’s 50th conference, the 2022 theme is “100 Years of Information Science.” We encourage consideration of the past fifty years, and of the next fifty.


Download PDF version of the program here.
Day 1 - Tuesday, June 7
SessionTime (EDT)Presentation
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS1:00pm - 1:15pmOpening Remarks
Sarah Polkinghorne
Moderator: Grant Campbell
1:15pm - 2:45pmBack to the Future: Yesterday’s Lessons and Tomorrow’s Priorities in Library and Information Science Research
Julia Bullard, Lynne Howarth & Ali Shiri
Break2:45pm - 3:00pm
Moderator: Stacy Allison-Cassin
3:00pm - 4:00pmWell into the Future: Perspectives on Research and Practice
Mary Greenshields, Michelle Brown, Danielle Allard, Roger Chabot
INFORMAL NETWORKING4:00pm - 4:30pmStay in the Zoom room to get to know each other
Day 2 - Wednesday, June 8
SessionTime (EDT)Presentation
Best Paper Award Winners
Moderator: Rebekah (Becky) Willson
11:00am - 11:30amBest overall paper (tie):
Charting a faceted categorization of AI and ethics
Toni Samek & Ali Shiri
11:30am - 12:00pmBest overall paper (tie):
Honouring a love of books and reading in Library and Information Science
Paulette Rothbauer & Marni Harrington
12:00pm - 12:30pmStudent-to-CAIS award:
“They act like we are going to heaven”: Information crafting, misinformation, and settlement of Bangladeshi immigrants in Canada
Nafiz Shuva
Search and Discovery
Moderator: Eva Hourihan Jansen
12:30pm - 1:00pmDigital content reuse assessment: An emerging framework for future digital library research and development
Ali Shiri, Caroline Muglia, Santi Thompson, Joyce Chapman, Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Ayla Stein Kenfield & Liz Woolcot
1:00pm - 1:30pmFact checking after truth
Maria Haigh
Break1:30pm - 2:15pm
PANEL2:15pm - 3:45pmEthnography kaleidoscope in Library and Information Science
Jenna Hartel, Bharat Mehra, Brian Griffin, Jenaya Webb, Rebecca Noone, Hugh Samson & Danielle Cooper
Break3:45pm - 4:15pm
Scholarly Communications
Moderator:Ratna Dhaliwal
4:15pm - 4:45pmFactors influencing Canadian HASS researchers’ open access publishing practices: Implication for the future of scholarly communication
Philips Ayeni & Rebekah Willson
4:45pm - 5:15pmOutsourcing our judgements: the trouble with metrics for faculty evaluations
Andrew Dillon
5:15pm - 5:45pmThe oligopoly’s shift to open access publishing: How for-profit publishers benefit from gold and hybrid article processing charges
Leigh-Ann Butler, Lisa Matthias, Marc-André Simard, Philippe Mongeon & Stefanie Haustein
Break5:45pm - 6:00pm
PANEL6:00pm - 7:30pmLIS and social work: Intersecting pasts, a shared future
Keren Dali, Noah Lenstra, Charles Senteio, Angelica Esposito & Kaitlin Wynia Baluk
Day 3 - Thursday, June 9
SessionTime (EDT)Presentation
Moderator: Rebekah (Becky) Willson
11:00am - 12:15pmToward information equity among academic libraries: Sharing e-books in the manner of print
Chad Currier
Tracing the evolution of iSchools through language
Savannah Li, Kaushar Mahetaji, Amanda Yang
Reimagining information overload
Janet Allen, Alexia Baggetta & Maya Fernandez Contreras
The myth of half right reference
Leah Dudak
Assessing anti-racist resources online: developing a framework for examining institutions’ online anti-racist outreach and engagement
Rachael Nutt & LaVerne Gray
Getting the whole story: On the coverage of historical journals in Web of Science and Scopus
Kydra Mayhew, Maria Henkel, Geoff Krause, Lara Morrison, Courtney Svab & Philippe Mongeon
Break12:15pm- 12:30pm
Libraries and Archives
Moderator: Tami Oliphant
12:30pm - 1:00pmThe practices of archival appraisal in two National Archives in North and South America: Canada and Brazil
Maria Juliana Nunes da Silva & Ivana Denise Parrela
1:00pm - 1:30pmEdwards dreams of Alexandria: Library history in the service of public library activism
Sebastian Modrow & Melissa Smith
1:30pm - 2:00pmThe discourse of drag queen story time challengers and supporters: A case study from the Okanagan Regional Library
Roger Chabot & Davin Helkenberg
Break2:00pm- 2:15pm
Panel2:15pm - 3:45pm100 Years of marginalization: Documenting backward, developing Forward
Brian M. Watson, Julia Bullard, Rio Picollo, Tamara Lee, Gerry Goh, & Caitlin Purdome
Break3:45pm - 4:15pm
Intersections and Transdisciplinarity
Moderator: Adam Worrall
4:15pm - 4:45pmOn our own terms: Towards a critical intersecitional ‘FemiLISt’ movement
Danielle Allard, Tami Oliphant, and Thane Chambers
4:45pm - 5:15pmAddressing transdisciplinary challenges through technology: Immersive soundscape planning tools
Richard Yanaky & Catherine Guastavino
5:15pm - 5:45pmPhylomemetics as a framework for bibliographic synthesis
Alexander Mayhew
Break5:45pm - 6:00pm
Panel6:00pm - 7:30pmA history of unquestioning faith: Vocational awe and the hope for a future of “bad” librarianship
Heather Hill, Janet Allen, Amber Matthews, Danica Pawlick-Potts & Sam A. Vander Kooy
Day 4 - Friday, June 10
SessionTime (EDT)Event
Student Research Forum
Open to all
Moderators: Danica Facca, Hugh Samson
11:00am - 11:30pmWhen Health Meets Information Work
11:30am - 12:30pmThe Complexity of Libraries
12:00am - 12:30pmSearching Through Systems
12:30am - 1:00pmInforming the Social World
AGM2:00pm - 4:00pmCAIS Annual General Meeting
All attendees are welcome to join this meeting

For further information, please contact the CAIS/ACSI 2022 Conference Co-Chairs:

Alex Mayhew, PhD Candidate
Western University

Alison Brown, Lecturer
Dalhousie University

Sarah Polkinghorne, PhD
University of Alberta


Nilson, K. (2010). Thirty-seven CAIS-ACSI conferences, 1973–2009. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 34(2), 131-159. https://doi.org/10.1353/ils.0.0000