FIMS Profile

Lynne McKechnie

FIMS & Nursing Building Room 4077
Phone: 519-661-2111 x88476

University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
Fax: 519-661-3506
mckechnie@uwo.ca
  • Teaching

  • Research

  • Publications

  • Courses Taught

  • Theses Supervised

Teaching

In addition to the required course in Research Methods in the MLIS program, I am fortunate to be able to teach in an area that draws both on my professional experience (twenty years as a children's librarian) and my research interests: LIS 9361 Materials for Children [birth to 7 years], LIS 9362 Materials for Children [8 - 12 years] and LIS 9365 Library Services for Children and Young Adults. I also teach in the PhD program, most recently an Advanced Seminar in Information Behaviour. Components of my teaching that I particularly enjoy are helping to develop new Children's Librarians and, through the PhD program, mentoring new scholars.

Research Interests

My core research area focuses on the intersection of public libraries, children and reading. I am especially interested in bringing children's voices into this discussion and inquiry. I also have a substantial body of work related to research methods, with an emphasis on qualitative approaches.

Selected Representative Publications

McKechnie, Lynne (E.F.) (2011). There are no happy endings: Representations of children in Holocaust memorials and museuems and Holocaust-themed children's literature. Paper given at the annual meeting of the Society for the History of Children and Youth, New York, June 2011.

McKechnie, Lynne (E.F.) and Isajlovic-Terry, Natash. (2011). "I don't think they should stop you." (Emily, 9 years): Children's views of censorship. Honorable Mention, ALISE/LMC Youth Services paper award, ALISE 2011. Under review by Children and Libraries.

McKechnie, Lynne (E.F.), Heidi Julien, Shelagh Genuis, and Tami Oliphant. (2008). Communicating research findings to library and information science practitioners: A study of the ISIC papers, 1996 - 2006. Information Research: An International Journal, 13(1) (published proceedings of ISIC 2008, Vilnius, Lithuania, September 17 - 19, 2008).

McKechnie, Lynne (E.F.) (2007). "Spiderman is not for babies" (Peter, 4 years): The boys and reading problem from the perspective of the boys themselves. Canadian Journal of Library and Information Science 32(3).

McKechnie, Lynne (E.F.). (2006) Observations of babies and toddlers in library settings. Library Trends 55(1): 190 - 201.

Ross, Catherine S., Lynne (E.F.) McKechnie, and Paulette M. Rothbauer. (2006). Reading Matters: What the Research Reveals About Reading, Libraries and Community. Westport, CN: Libraries Unlimited.

McKechnie, Lynne (E.F.). (2004). "I'll keep them for my children" (Kevin, 9 years): Children's personal collections of books and other materials. Canadian Journal of Library and Information Science, 28(4): 73 - 88.


GSLIS 503 Information Sources and Services 1997 Summer (2 sections) GSLIS 566 Children's and Young Adult Literature 1996 Summer GSLIS 598 Services for Children and Young Adults 1997 Winter , 1995 Fall , 1994 Summer , 1993 Summer , 1991 Summer GSLIS 675 Collection Development 1997 Summer GSLIS 703 Information Sources and Reference Services 1995 Fall , 1994 Fall GSLIS 705 Collection Development 1996 Summer , 1995 Summer (2 sections) , 1994 Summer (2 sections) GSLIS 809 Advanced Research Methods 1997 Winter , 1995 Fall JOU 702 Information Search Skills and Research Methods 1999 Summer LIS 503 Information Sources and Services 2001 Winter , 2000 Winter LIS 504 Research Methods and Statistics 2004 Winter , 2000 Summer , 1999 Summer LIS 566 Children's and Young Adult Literature 2006 Summer , 2005 Summer , 2002 Summer , 2001 Summer , 2000 Summer , 1999 Summer , 1998 Summer LIS 598 Services for Children and Young Adults 2004 Winter , 2002 Winter , 2001 Winter , 2000 Winter , 1999 Winter , 1998 Winter LIS 675 Collection Development 1998 Summer LIS 770 Advanced MLIS Elective: Information Practices in Everyday Life 2006 Winter , 2004 Fall , 2003 Fall , 2001 Summer LIS 776 Special Topic: Children's Materials (Birth - 7 years): Evaluation and Use 2007 Summer LIS 777 Special Topic: Materials for Older Children (8-12 years) 2008 Winter LIS 870 Information Practices in Everyday Life 2006 Winter , 2003 Fall , 2001 Summer , 2000 Summer , 1998 Winter LIS 883 Advanced Seminar in Information Behaviour 2008 Winter LIS 9003 Information Sources and Services 2009 Summer LIS 9004 Research Methods and Statistics 2017 Winter , 2015 Summer , 2014 Summer , 2013 Winter , 2011 Summer , 2009 Summer , 2009 Winter , 2008 Summer LIS 9314 The Place of Folktale/Myth Collections in Public, School, and Academic Libraries 2012 Winter LIS 9361 Children's Materials (Birth - 7 years): Evaluation and Use 2018 Winter , 2017 Winter , 2015 Winter , 2014 Winter , 2013 Winter , 2012 Winter , 2011 Winter , 2009 Summer , 2008 Summer LIS 9362 Materials for Older Children (8-12 years) 2019 Summer , 2018 Summer , 2017 Summer , 2015 Summer , 2014 Summer , 2013 Summer , 2012 Summer , 2011 Summer , 2009 Winter LIS 9365 Services for Children 2012 Summer LIS 9367 Services for Children and Young Adults 2014 Winter LIS 9873 Special Topic: Children, Media and Information 2013 Summer , 2012 Winter

Schreurs, Kathleen. The E-Writing Experiences of Literary Authors
Phd in Library and Information Science, September 2017
Supervisor: Lynne McKechnie
Ripley, James. Watching Storytelling: Visual Information in Oral Narratives
Phd in Library and Information Science, October 2015
Supervisor: Lynne McKechnie
Pollak, Angela. Words to Live By: How Experience Shapes our Information World at Work, Play and in Everyday Life
Phd in Library and Information Science, April 2015
Supervisor: Lynne McKechnie
Cedeira Serantes, Lucia. Young adults reflect on the experience of reading comics in contemporary society: Overcoming the commonplace and recognizing complexity
Phd in Library and Information Science, May 2014
Supervisors: Lynne McKechnie and Paulette Rothbauer
Pedri, Jennesia. The limitations of fidelity in the novel-film adaptation of Peter Pan, Where the Wild Things Are, Alice in Wonderland, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Twilight Saga
Master of Arts in Media Studies, July 2010
Supervisor: Lynne McKechnie
Rothbauer, Paulette. Finding and Creating Possibility: Reading in the Lives of Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Young Women
Phd in Library and Information Science, June 2004
Supervisor: Lynne McKechnie