I hold a PhD from Western, and an MLIS and MA from McGill. My research focuses on information literacy, academic libraries, higher education, and space-time. As an academic librarian, my areas of expertise are (critical) information literacy, assessment, and management.
Nicholson, K. P. "Being in time": New public management, academic librarians, and the temporal labor of pink-collar public service work. Library Trends, 68(2), 130-152. https://doi.org/10.1353/lib.2019.0034
Nicholson, Karen P. “On the Space/Time of Information Literacy, Higher Education, and the Global Knowledge Economy,” in “Evidences, Implications, and Critical Interrogations of Neoliberalism in Information Studies,” eds. Marika Cifor and Jamie A. Lee. Special issue, Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies 2, no.1 (2019). https://doi.org/10.24242/jclis.v2i1.86
Nicholson, K. P., & Seale, M. (Eds.). (2018). The politics of theory and the practice of critical librarianship. Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press.
Nicholson, K.P., Pagowsky, N., & Seale, M. (2019). Just-in-Time or Just-in-Case? Time, Learning Analytics, and the Academic Library. Library Trends 68(1), 54-75. doi:10.1353/lib.2019.0030
Nicholson, K. P. (2018, June 8). Information into action? Reflections on (critical) practice. Keynote address presented at the WILU 2018 Conference, University of Ottawa. https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/fimspres/51/
Nicholson, Karen P. (2017). The “Value Agenda”: Negotiating a Path Between Compliance and Critical Practice [keynote address]. Canadian Libraries Assessment Workshop (CLAW). University of Victoria, October 26, 2017. https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/fimspres/49/
Nicholson, K. P. (2016). “Taking back” information literacy: Time and
the one-shot in the neoliberal university. In N. Pagowsky & K.
McElroy (eds.), Critical library pedagogy handbook (vol. 1) (pp. 25-39).
Chicago: ACRL. https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/fimspub/41/
Nicholson, Karen P. "The McDonaldization of Academic Libraries and the Values of Transformational Change" (March 2015) College & Research Libraries vol. 76, no. 3, p. 328-338. https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.76.3.328
Nicholson, K. (2016). Information Literacy as a Situated Practice in the Neoliberal University. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of CAIS / Actes Du congrès Annuel De l’ACSI. https://doi.org/10.29173/cais864.