FIMS Profile

Pam McKenzie
Associate Dean, Graduate & Postdoctoral
Faculty Scholar

FIMS & Nursing Building Room 2050
Phone: 519-661-2111 x88514

University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
Fax: 519-661-3506
  • About Me

  • Research

  • Publications

  • Courses Taught

  • Theses Supervised

In January 2022 I'll be stepping back into the acting Associate Dean Graduate role, which means a reduction in the teaching part of my workoad.  In Summer 2022 I'm on deck to teach one of two required MLIS courses: GRADLIS 9004 Research Methods or GRADLIS 9005 Managing and Working in Information Organizations.  These are two of my favourite courses to teach, both face-to-face and online, so I'll be happy with either one. 

I also supervise individual student projects: theses, Major Research Papers, and individual reading courses and studies.   My students have been interested in an incredibly wide range of topics, including in-hospital patient education, LGBTQ2+ picture books in public libraries, K-pop fandom, how people talk about breastfeeding on Facebook, nutrition education for children in schools, academic librarians' information literacy work, the information work people do when caring for loved ones with dementia, the nature of privacy and anonymity in the 21st century, harm reduction education for recreational cannabis use, open peer review, and how people find information about non-hormonal contraceptives.  You can find the list of FIMS theses supervised in this profile.

You can read more about my research under the Research tab.

I've got several major projects on the go.  One is about the work parents do to get their young children "ready for school," like taking them to baby, toddler, and preschool storytime programs at public libraries and community sites.  The second is about how people "keep track" in everyday life: all those calendars, sticky notes, journals, objects placed where you'll see them, alarms and reminder texts.  The third is a  set of small studies about the value and purposes of the public library over time and from a variety of perspectives.  Journalism and Communications professor Erin Isings and I are working with a team of undergraduate and graduate research assistants to analyze the representation of public libraries in the news over the last century.  Fourth, I'm part of a team led out of the Faculty of Education looking at how professional program students learn to read scholarly literature.  Finally, I'm a co-investigator on a project led by Library and Information Science professor Ajit Pyati called Pandemic, Stress, and Overload: Cultivating Space for Contemplation in the University, which we'll begin in 2021.


LIS 501 Perspectives on Library and Information Science 2007 Summer LIS 503 Information Sources and Services 2003 Fall , 2002 Fall , 2002 Summer , 2001 Fall (2 sections) , 2000 Fall (2 sections) , 2000 Summer , 1999 Fall LIS 504 Research Methods and Statistics 2007 Summer , 2007 Winter , 2006 Fall , 2005 Fall , 2005 Summer , 2004 Fall , 2004 Summer , 2003 Summer , 2002 Fall , 2002 Summer LIS 541 Canadiana 2001 Summer , 2000 Winter , 1998 Summer LIS 584 Consumer Health Information Sources and Services 2006 Summer , 2003 Summer LIS 675 Collection Development 2001 Summer LIS 692 Special Topic: Consumer Health Information Sources and Services 2000 Summer LIS 771 Knowledge Practices in Scholarly and Professional Communities 2006 Summer (2 sections) LIS 871 Knowledge Practices in Scholarly and Professional Communities 2005 Summer , 2004 Summer LIS 9004 Research Methods 2021 Summer , 2021 Winter , 2020 Fall , 2016 Fall , 2016 Winter , 2009 Fall LIS 9005 Managing and Working in Information Organizations 2021 Summer , 2021 Winter , 2020 Fall , 2016 Fall , 2014 Summer , 2013 Fall LIS 9323 Business and Industry Information 2018 Fall LIS 9500 Special Topic: Capstone Pilot 2017 Fall LIS 9513 Organizational Behaviour: Theory and Practice 2013 Winter LIS 9801 Advanced Research Methods 1 2017 Fall LIS 9809 Advanced Research Methods 2012 Fall , 2011 Fall , 2010 Fall

Di Marco, Talia. The enactment of patient education for complex inpatients over the course of a stay in an interprofessional internal medicine inpatient unit
Master of Health Information Science, August 2020
Supervisors: Pam McKenzie and Mark Goldszmidt
Diab, Ramon. The General Artificial Intellect
Phd in Library and Information Science, February 2020
Supervisors: Nick Dyer-Witheford and Pam McKenzie
Williams, Sherilyn. Strategic and Subversive: The Case of the Disappearing Diaphragm and Women’s Information Practices
Phd in Library and Information Science, August 2019
Supervisor: Pam McKenzie
Nicholson, Karen. Academic Librarians and the Space/Time of Information Literacy, the Neoliberal University, and the Global Knowledge Economy
Phd in Library and Information Science, December 2018
Supervisor: Pam McKenzie
Dalmer, Nicole K. Informing Care: Mapping the Social Organization of Families’ Information Work in an Aging in Place Climate
Phd in Library and Information Science, November 2018
Supervisor: Pam McKenzie
Melis, Rachel. Information Freedoms and the Case for Anonymous Community
Phd in Library and Information Science, July 2018
Supervisor: Pam McKenzie
Loughheed, Janet. A Foucauldian Genealogical Analysis of Healthy Eating Educational Materials in Ontario 1942-2015
Master of Health Information Science, February 2018
Supervisor: Pam McKenzie
Del Pino, Alan. The Representation of the Canadian Government's Warrantless Domestic Collection of Metadata in the Canadian Print News Media
Master of Arts in Media Studies, October 2017
Supervisors: Jacquie Burkell and Pam McKenzie
Rotstein, Cari. Online Social Breast-Working: Representations of Breast Milk Sharing in the 21st Century
Master of Arts in Media Studies, December 2012
Supervisors: Pam McKenzie and Romayne Smith Fullerton