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Justin's librarian philosophy is rooted in relational practices and building communities and connections, doing meaningful work by modelling collegial and hard-working practices, a commitment to lifelong learning, and supporting others in the field of librarianship and beyond.
To read his full librarian philosophy, please see here.
Justin is an Assistant Librarian in the Sciences Division. He is the liaison librarian for Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, and Medical Physics. He graduated with his MLIS from the University of Alberta in 2019. Previously he graduated with his Library & Information Technology diploma in 2013 from Red River College.
His research interests include relational practices and building community in academic libraries, specifically relational-cultural theory in academic library discourse. You can read his reflection on connection at ACRLog. He’s also examining researcher profiles and persistent identifiers at the University of Manitoba.
Since the summer of 2022, he's been a regular contributor to ACRLog, a blog by and for academic librarians. See more: https://acrlog.org/author/jfuhr/
How I Can Help You
For students, I can:
- Discuss your research goals and questions to find relevant resources.
- Help you develop a search strategy to find scholarly journal articles or other resources.
- Choose the best databases for your research.
- Help you to understand citation and reference styles.
- Answer any questions about using the library to finish an assignment.
- Help you deposit your thesis or dissertation in MSpace, our institutional repository.
- Tell you about our amazing library services.
For faculty, I can:
- Guide you to an appropriate journal to publish in, open access or otherwise.
- Help you to deposit your scholarly work in MSpace, our institutional repository.
- Instruct your class on library services and information literacy, such as searching for and evaluating scientific literature.
- Answer any questions you have about systematic or scoping reviews.
- Speak with your students about an assignment.
- Create library content in UMLearn for your class.
- Consider book or resource purchase suggestions.
- Help make your academic work open, such as using the Open Science Framework.
- Interpret journal author agreements.
- Answer any questions you have about library services.
- Fuhr, J. (2022). Developing data services skills in academic libraries. College & Research Libraries, 83(3), 474-502. https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.83.3.474
- Fuhr, J. & Popowich, E. (2022). Relational practice of Canadian academic librarians: Exploratory content analysis using relational-cultural theory. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 48(6). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2022.102593.
- Fuhr, J. (2023). Personal librarian philosophies: Discovering meaning in what we do. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 23(2). (Forthcoming).