Speaker: Daniel Payne, Head of Refernce and Instructional Services, Dorothy H. Hoover Library, OCADU.
Presentation Date: March 9 2021
Daniel Payne’s credentials, while focused in Library and Information Science, are quite unique. He has a MA, Library and Information Science; a MA, Musicology (with Thesis) and a BEd. Daniel is Head of Reference & Instructional Services at OCAD University’s Dorothy H. Hoover Library. He has promoted an active, innovative information literacy program at OCAD U that includes a site intervention curriculum where studio-based pedagogy is used to facilitate the creation of site-specific works designed to be embedded in the library’s physical space. Since 2008, he has taught the graduate-level course Art Librarianship: Theory Informs Practice at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Information. The entire syllabus, course readings, and course description were authored by Daniel.
He has presented papers at international librarianship conferences in Durban, South Africa; Toronto; Washington, D.C.;, Seattle; and Dublin, Ireland. Daniel has published three articles with the Art Librarians Society of the UK and Ireland’s Art Libraries Journal and has been invited to co-edit an issue in the fall of 2020 on the theme of decolonizing the art library. In addition, Daniel self-published a history of library and information services at OCAD University from 1876 to the present. His research interest focus on the information sources used in studio-based learning, the nature and structure of creative spaces, finding intersections between Indigenous Knowledge Systems and information literacy, and the history of libraries in culture.
In his spare time, Daniel plays violoncello and maintains the principle position of the Counterpoint Community Orchestra and Arcady Choir and Orchestra.