Developing Academic Literacies through Course-Integrated Approaches
Teaching with SPARK
Co-presented with Ron Sheese (York University) at STHLE Conference 2014, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, June 2014.
Undergraduate Students’ Writing, Research and Learning Skills: Academic Literacy Research and Practice at York University
Co-presented with Ron Sheese (York University) at TRY Conference, Toronto, ON, May 2014.
Embedding academic literacy in disciplinary courses.
Co-presented with Ron Sheese (York University) at STHLE Conference 2013, Cape Breton University, NS, June 2013.
Literacies — Information and beyond: The Learning Commons and the embedding of academic literacy instruction in disciplinary courses
Co-presented with Ron Sheese (York University) and Rebecca Katz (Boston University) at WILU Conference 2013, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, May 2013.
Breaking Barriers: A Seamless Approach to Developing Academic Literacies.
Co-presented with Marlene Bernholtz (York University) and Jeannie Haller (York University) at the Inkshed Conference, Toronto, ON. May 2012.
Information Literacy & University Faculty
Bury, Sophie. Faculty Voices on Information Literacy: Interview-Based Research Exploring Information Literacy Instruction Practices, Attitudes and Perceptions Among University Faculty. Presented at WILU Conference 2011. June 2011. University of Regina, Regina, Sk.
Slides and audio
Bury, Sophie. An Investigation of the Information Literacy Practices, Attitudes and Knowledge of University Faculty: Findings and Recommendations Based on Survey and Interview Research at York University. Presented at the LILAC Conference, Limerick, Ireland. March 29th 2010.
Bury, Sophie. An Investigation of the Information Literacy Practices, Attitudes and Knowledge of University Faculty: Results of a Web-based Survey at York University Canada.. Centre of Information Literacy Research Event. Department of Information Studies. Sheffield University. October 27, 2009. Invitation by Sheila Webber to give a guest lecture.
Slides and audio file
Information Literacy Assessment
When the Time Comes, Will You Be Ready? Strategies and Tools to Build a Framework for Information Literacy and Assessment
Three hour workshop, co-presented with Colleen Bell (University College of the Fraser Valley), and Thumeka Mgwigwi (York University), at WILU Conference, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, B.C., May 2008
Inside Out: Library Services At Point Of Need
Co-presented with Ilo Maimets (York University), and Sharon Munro (University of Windsor), at Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference, Toronto, Ontario, 2008.
Note: My contribution to this presentation outlined how focus groups with graduate students at York University played an important role in guiding the future directions of instructional services at York University.
Charting the Course of Information Literacy with SAILS
Co-presented with Ilo Maimets, Jennifer Dekker, and Tom Adam (Information Literacy Coordinator, University of Western Ontario). Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference, Toronto, Ontario, 2006.
Designing Library Research Assignments: Co-operating with Instructors to Create Successful Assignments.
Co-presented with Diane Wilkins and Hélène Le Blanc, Wilfrid Laurier University Library, at Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference, Toronto, Ontario. 2004.
“ But Is it Really Working?” Assessing Information Literacy Instruction.
Co-presented with Janet Goosney, Memorial University, and Barbara Kobritz, SUNY, at WILU Conference, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, May 2003.
My slides (panel presentation)
Bury, Sophie. “ But How Do We know It’s Working?” Designing Effective Evaluation of Web-Based Information Literacy Instruction. Presented at Pennsylvania Library Association Conference, Hershey, PA, November 2002.
Academic/Public Library Service Partnerships
Library Service Partnerships.
Co-presented with Virginia Gillham, formerly Wilfrid Laurier University Library, Angela Madden, formerly Wilfrid Laurier University Library, and Wendy Newman, formerly Brantford Public Library, at Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference, Toronto, January 2003
Bury Sophie. Information Literacy Assessment. Guest Lecture to MLIS students, as part of an elective course taught by Claire McGuinness titled The Teaching Librarian (IS40480). School of Information and Library Studies, University College Dublin. April 9th 2010.
Information Retrieval. Guest Lecture to undergraduate students studying Information Studies, as part of a course taught by Nuala Connolly titled Introduction to Information Studies (IS10010). School of Information and Library Studies, University College Dublin. November 6th 2009.
Bury Sophie. Future Forward: Reflections on New and Emerging Service Directions in Canadian Academic Libraries. Community Guest Lecture. School of Information and Library Studies, University College Dublin. November 30th 2009.
Slides and audio and bibliography.