Joel Blechinger

Assistant Professor/Librarian


jblechinger [at] mtroyal.ca / bleching [at] ualberta.ca


Mount Royal Univerity Library

Mount Royal University



My Work & PD


Publications


Review of Verified: How to Think Straight, Get Duped Less, and Make Better Decisions about What to Believe Online


Joel Blechinger

Journal of Radical Librarianship, vol. 10, 2024, pp. 8-11


Review of Land in Libraries: Toward a Materialist Conception of Education


Joel Blechinger

Journal of Radical Librarianship, vol. 10, 2024, pp. 1-4


“The Perils of Library Instruction”: Contextualizing EdTech’s Encroachment on Teaching Through Labour Theory of Value in Academic Libraries


Lydia Zvyagintseva, Joel Blechinger

Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship, vol. 9, 2023 Dec, pp. 1–25


Reflections on Information Literacy in the ChatGPT Era


Joel Blechinger

Pathfinder: A Canadian Journal for Information Science Students and Early Career Professionals, vol. 4(1), 2023 Sep, pp. 163–172



Presentations


Living into AI in higher education: Exploring the burning questions that remain


Silvia Rossi, Erika Smith, David Hyttenrauch, Andrea Phillipson, Joel Blechinger

Celebrate! Teaching and Learning 2024, 2024 May 9


Prompt Collaboration: Working Creatively and Cross-Departmentally in Response to Emerging Trends in Artificial Intelligence and Higher Education


Silvia Rossi, Taylor McPeak, Joel Blechinger

Celebrate! Teaching and Learning 2023, 2023 May 4


Indicators of Truly Epic Post-ness: Information Literacy, Authority, and the Contemporary Political Podcasting Ecosystem


Joel Blechinger

Politics of Libraries III: Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Intersectionality in LIS, 2021 Apr 23


Resilient or Resistant Librarians?: An Exploration of "Resilience" Discourses In Contemporary Librarianship


Joel Blechinger

Forum for Information Professionals 2020: There and Back Again: Resilience and Libraries, 2020 Feb 7



Blog posts


Artificial Intelligence, Misinformation, Disinformation, and Information Literacy


Joel Blechinger

Mount Royal University Library Blog, 2023 Apr 27


Vaporwave and Appropriation


Joel Blechinger

Amplab Blog, 2016 Oct 21


“The Pirate Bay for Research”: On Sci-Hub and Open Access


Joel Blechinger

Amplab Blog, 2016 Sep 30


Podcast segments


Interview With Dan Hackborn About QAnon and Information Literacy


Dan Hackborn, Joel Blechinger

Shout! For Libraries, 2021 Dec 17


Historical Segment on Madonna’s Sex


Joel Blechinger

Shout! For Libraries, 2020 Mar 14


Interview with Jennifer McDevitt at Forum for Information Professionals 2020 Conference


Joel Blechinger, Jennifer McDevitt

Shout! For Libraries, 2020 Feb 15


Commentary on Scholarly Piracy and Shadow Libraries


Joel Blechinger

Shout! For Libraries, 2020 Jan 18


Review of Arthur Russell’s Iowa Dream


Joel Blechinger

Shout! For Libraries, 2019 Dec 21


Interview with Sam Popowich, Author of Confronting the Democratic Discourse of Librarianship: A Marxist Approach


Joel Blechinger, Timothy Arthur, Sam Popowich

Shout! For Libraries, 2019 Sep 28


Interview with Ferguson Municipal Public Library Director Scott Bonner


Joel Blechinger, Scott Bonner

Shout! For Libraries, 2019 Mar 15


Review of Susan Orlean’s The Library Book


Joel Blechinger

Shout! For Libraries, 2019 Jan 18


Recommendation and Review of Citations Needed Podcast


Joel Blechinger

Shout! For Libraries, 2018 Dec 21



Peer review



Professional development


Exploring AI With Critical Information Literacy


Instructor: Sarah Morris

ALA eLearning, 2024 Feb


Climate Change Impacts on Libraries and Archives


Instructor: Eira Tansey

Library Juice Academy, 2024 Jan


Ungrading as Alternative Assessment


Facilitator: Jennifer Boman

Mount Royal University, 2023


Examining Institutional Racism in Libraries


Instructors: Angela Pashia, Lorin Jackson

Library Juice Academy, 2023 Apr


UDL and Higher Education Scholarship Series


Facilitator: Andrea Phillipson

Mount Royal University, 2022


Guest lectures/presentations


ENGL 2207: Intermediate Writing


Joel Blechinger

Mount Royal University, 2024 Mar 13


LIS 526: Instructional Practices in Library and Information Services


Joel Blechinger, Lydia Zvyagintseva

University of Alberta, 2024 Feb 14


LIS 526: Instructional Practices in Library and Information Services


Joel Blechinger

University of Alberta, 2023 Jan


Awards


Sarah Rebecca Reed Medal in Library and Information Studies


Joel Blechinger

Awarded annually in the spring to the graduating student with the highest academic standing in the MLIS program, 2021

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