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Humanities Liaison 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 Contact: 204-474-6039
Rm. 112 Elizabeth Dafoe Library

PM Contact: 204-474-6882
Rm. 119, St. Paul's College (Fr. Harold Drake Library)


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 researchers to think critically and reach their full creative potential.

You can read their reflection on humanities librarianship at ACRlog.

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. They support the broader LIS community as an Associate Editor for Pathfinder, an open-access scholarly journal for student and early career information professionals.

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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)