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Arts & Humanities Librarian

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Benjamin Dueck
Welcome! I am happy to support you in your library research at any stage. Connect with me for reference through email or set up an appointment to chat.

AM Location
Rm. 112, Elizabeth Dafoe Library

PM Location
Rm. 119, St. Paul's College



Benjamin is a General Librarian in the Arts & Humanities Division at UM Libraries. They are the liaison librarian for Religion, English, Catholic Studies, and Peace & Conflict Studies. Their role at U of M includes collection development, teaching information literacy, and providing reference services for faculty, students, and staff. They are passionate about helping their community to think critically and reach their full creative potential.

You can read their reflection on humanities librarianship at ACRlog.

They received their MI from the University of Toronto in 2021. As a researcher, they apply process philosophy to address a range of problems across the library and information sciences. They have a special interest in the history of mysticism and esotericism and are currently researching how virtual reality (VR) technologies can be used to improve digitization practices for visionary art and manuscripts.

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Recent Publications

  • Dueck, B (2022). Informational Holism: Humanities librarianship, liberal arts, and the limitations of quantitative metrics (Link
  • Dueck, B. (2021). Enter the Matrix: What the new brain-computer interfaces teach us about agency, privacy, and human subjectivity (Link)
  • Dueck, B. (2020) Describing the Unspeakable: Psychedelic Communication Technologies and the Development of a Posthuman Language (Link)