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Ashley Huot

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Ashley Huot
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Ashley is a Liaison Librarian currently serving Architecture and Classical Studies. Her role involves library instruction, reference and research support, and collection development.

After completing a BFA (University of Alberta, 2011) she spent several years leading and participating in community development, education, and research initiatives in vulnerable communities that intersect with art and design. Her focus has been establishing strategic and accessible opportunities for inclusive learning in diverse contexts that incorporate skill development and extension of diverse literacies. She completed an MLIS (University of Alberta) in 2021.

Her research interests include information literacy instruction in creative and studio-based disciplines, open pedagogy, and issues of information access and equity, specifically prison libraries. She further supports the LIS community through her role as an Editor-in-chief of Pathfinder Journal, Co-editor of ARLIS/NA's Library Exhibitions Review, Director-at-Large of U of A's LISAA, Co-Canadian Liaison of ArLiSNAP, and through her roles with the Manitoba Library Association’s Prison Libraries Committee.

Editorial Work:

2022-current, Co-Editor, ARLIS/NA Library Exhibitions Review, Art Libraries Society of North America

2021-current, Editor-in-Cheif, Pathfinder: A Canadian Journal for Information Science Students and Early Career Professionals

2021, Associate Editor, Pathfinder: A Canadian Journal for Information Science Students and Early Career Professionals

Recent Posters, Presentations, Publications:

Alcaraz, A. & Huot, A. (February, 2022). Pathfinder: Exploring New Roads. Student Journal Forum, University of Toronto.

Huot, A. & Wurmann, K. (2021, November), About Prison Libraries: How to Read a Prison (presentation), Burlitfest: Literacy Festival, Art Gallery of Burlington and Burlington Public Library.

Huot. A. (2021, November), Librarians & Open Pedagogy in the Studio: Scaffolding Information Literacy Skills (poster presentation). ArLiSNAP and VREPS fall virtual conference.

Huot, A. (2021, June), Braverman Prize Essay Presentations: Prison Zines: Relations, Communication, and Records (paper presentation), Progressive Librarians Guild, ALA Conference meeting.

Huot, A., Williams, K., & Wurmann, K. (2021, June), Prisons and Libraries: Better Together (panel presentation), Libraries: Better Together, Manitoba Library Association and Saskatchewan Library Association Joint Conference.

Huot, A. (2021), Prison Zines: Relations, Communication, and Records (paper), Progressive Librarian Guild.

Huot. A. (2021, May), A Call for Connection and Collaboration in Information Literacy Instruction for Studio Arts (poster presentation, peer-reviewed), Convergence = Créativité + Collaboration, Art Libraries Society of North America Conference, Montreal, Qc.

Huot. A. (2020, November), Supporting Creative Information Literacy for Studio Art Environments (poster presentation), Visualizing Your Future Art Information Career (virtual conference), ArLiSNAP and VREPS.

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