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Justin Fuhr
112 Elizabeth Dafoe Library

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Librarian Philosophy

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, researcher profiles and persistent identifiers at the University of Manitoba, in addition to a new project exploring authorship and contributorship in research.

Since the summer of 2022, he's been a regular contributor to ACRLog, a blog by and for academic librarians. See more:

How I Can Help You

For undergraduate 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.
  • Walk you through using a citation manager.
  • Answer any questions about using the library to finish an assignment.
  • Set up notifications for staying up-to-date on current research.
  • Help you deposit your thesis or dissertation in MSpace, our institutional repository.
  • Tell you about our amazing library services.
  • Answer any questions you have about any of the library services in the graduate students and faculty list below.


For graduate students and faculty, I can:

  • Help you to set up an academic researcher profile (e.g. ORCID, Scopus, Web of Science).
  • Answer any questions you have about systematic or scoping reviews.
  • 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.
  • Speak with your students about an assignment.
  • Create library content in UMLearn for your class.
  • Set up notifications for staying up-to-date on current research.
  • Consider book or resource purchase suggestions.
  • Help make your academic work open, such as using the Open Science Framework.
  • Answer questions about managing your research data.
  • Interpret journal author agreements.
  • Answer any questions you have about library services.

My Subject Specialties



Medical Physics


Recent Presentations

Google Scholar Power Searching:

Preparing For Your Literature Review: Link to slides

Where Should I Publish? Link to slides

Referencing with BibTeX:

How-To Peer Review:

Getting Started in Web of Science:

Power, Profit, and Privilege: Navigating Academic Publishing:

Reflective Practice in Teaching & Research:

Recent Publications

Fuhr, J. & Delorme Russell, S. (2024). Indigenous initiatives at the University of Manitoba’s Jim Peebles Science & Technology Library [Poster presentation]. 2024 Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries & Archives (IDEAL) Conference, Toronto, ON.

Fuhr, J. & Monnin, C. (2023). Researcher profile system adoption and use across discipline and rank: A case study at the University of Manitoba [Preprint].

Fuhr, J. (2023). Personal librarian philosophies: Discovering meaning in what we do. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 23(2). Preprint available here

Fuhr, J. & Popowich, E. (2022). Relational practice of Canadian academic librarians: Exploratory content analysis using relational-cultural theory. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 48(6).

Fuhr, J. (2022). Developing data services skills in academic libraries. College & Research Libraries, 83(3), 474-502.