Selected publications and presentations

Cavanagh, Mary, Intervenor (with Kristianne Anor, Sean Grassie and Tara Hristov) in Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2018-246: Inquiry on use of aggressive or misleading sales practices by large telecommunications service providers, Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (30 August 2018).

Cavanagh, Mary F. (2018). Promises made: an interpretive analysis of Canada’s public library legislationCanadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 42(1/2), 18-42.

Cavanagh, Mary F. (2015). Micro-blogging practises in Canadian public libraries: A national snapshot in Journal of Librarianship and Information Science.

Cavanagh, Mary F. (2015).  Structuring an action net of public library membership, Library Quarterly 85(4), 404-426.

Cavanagh, Mary F. (2013).  Interpreting reference work with contemporary practice theory.  Journal of Documentation, 69(2), 214-242.

Cavanagh, Mary F. and Robbins, Wendy, (2012) Baby boomers, their elders and the public library, Library Review, 61(8/9), 622 – 640. DOI: 10.1108/00242531211292114

Huizing, A. and Cavanagh, M. (2011) Planting contemporary practice theory in the garden of information scienceInformation Research,  16(4).

Cavanagh, M. (2006).  Re-conceptualizing the ‘reference transaction’ – the case for interaction and information relationships at the public library reference desk  Canadian Journal of Information Studies, 30(1/2), 1-19.

Cavanagh, M. (2005). Sensemaking a public library’s internet crisisLibrary Management, 26(6/7), 351-360.

Conference papers, presentations and posters

Stewart, E., Cavanagh, M. and Ehrlich, A. (April, 2012). What’s in a #canlit public library tweet? Poster presented for the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, University of Ottawa.

Cavanagh, M. and Neuvians, M. (September, 2012). @public_libraries : information isn’t enough – connect & mobilize or #misstheboat, Poster presented at #Influence12 Symposium, Social Media Lab, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.

Cavanagh, M. (February, 2012). Exploring a public hunger: the practice of online commenting presentation with Reframing the news reader: a tweetjam panel (with L. Freund and A. Goodrum), iConference, Toronto, ON.

Cavanagh, M. (May, 2009).  Agents of practice at the public library’s reference desk. Presentation at Canadian Association of Information Studies, Ottawa, Canada.

Huizing, A. and Cavanagh, M. (2009). Making invisible connections visible: a practice and sociality based study of organizational and institutional learning, International Conference on Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities, Amsterdam, 2009. pdf

Research grants

Principal Investigator –

Principal Investigator – Meaning and method behind Canadian public library micro-blogging practices. Insight Development Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council $29,000, 2014-2016.

Updated: 04/09/18