Web Services Librarian (Associate Librarian), Concordia University Library
Research or Professional interests
- Lifelong learning and informal learning
- Knowledge management
- Usability and user-centred design
- Information technology in libraries
Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), McGill University, Montreal, Quebec: 2009-2011 (Specialization in Knowledge Management)
Webmaster Certificate, Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario: 2005-2009
Honours B.A. in Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario: 1999-2003
Carson, P. & Alexander, K. (2020). Walk-in users and their access to online resources in Canadian academic libraries. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 15(2). https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/article/view/5793
Bilodeau, E., & Carson, P. (2014/2015). The role of communities of practice in the professional education of academic librarians. Education for Information, 31, 25-51. http://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/980665/
Neugebauer, T., Carson, P., & Krujelskis, S. (2015). Using SemanticScuttle for managing lists of recommended resources on a library website. Code4Lib, 27. http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/10269
Carson, P., Colosimo, A. L., Lake, M., & McMillan, B. (2014). A "partnership" for the professional development of librarian researchers. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 9(2).https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/article/view/3037
Carson, P., & Little, G. (2014). Reframing librarians’ identities and assumptions around IT. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40(3-4). http://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/979147/
Carson, P., Lake, M., & Hall, K. (2014, January 13). Opinion: Clearing up misconceptions about librarians. The Montreal Gazette.
Carson, P., Botter, K., & Krujelskis, S. (2013). Going to the cloud vs. doing it in-house. Computers in Libraries, 33(6), 4-10. http://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/978406/
'Librarians' Research Institute'. Co-presented with Michelle Lake at Spice up your research! ABQLA College & Research section event, online, November 10, 2020.
Carson, P., & Alexander, K. (2018, May). Walk-in users and their access to online resources in Canadian academic libraries. Poster presented at L'Association des bibliothécaires du Québec/Quebec Library Association (ABQLA) 86th Annual Conference, Montréal, Québec.
'Raspberry Pi prototype project: Measuring and displaying noise levels in an academic library.' Presented with Janice Kung at the Access Conference, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, October 6, 2016.
'Communications, consultations and signage strategies during the Webster Library Transformation'. Presented with Brigitte St. Laurent-Taddeo and James Roach at University of Ottawa Libraries Development Day, Webster Library, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, May 13, 2016.
'Raspberry Pi prototype project: Measuring and displaying noise levels in an academic library.' Presented with Janice Kung at the Concordia University Libraries Brown Bag Lunch Series, Webster Library, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, March 9, 2016.
'Knowledge management in LIS education: Bridging research and practice.' Panel presentation at the Annual Meeting for the Association of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, St. Louis, Missouri, November 10, 2015.
'Librarians exemplifying CARL's core competencies for 21st century librarians.' Poster presented with Éthel Gamache at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, January 30, 2015.
'Compétences fondamentales des bibliothécaires au XXIe siècle : portraits et réussites.' Presented with Éthel Gamache at Congrès des milieux documentaires, Palais de Congrès, Montreal, Quebec, December 1, 2014. http://cbpq.qc.ca
'Female librarian/male IT worker: Re-framing librarians' identities and assumptions around IT.' Presented at Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium, University of Toronto, October 18, 2014.
'Usability testing of Concordia’s current library website.' Co-presented with Vivienne Layne at Librarians' Research Forum, Concordia University, April 14, 2014. http://library.concordia.ca/about/staff/forum/files/carson-layne-2014.pdf
'Librarianship and IT: Underrepresentation, stereotypes and identities.' Presented at Perspectives on Technology: Librarians, Users and Collections, ABQLA College and Research Libraries Section event, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, March 24, 2014.
'Lifelong learning, informal learning & IT.' Librarians' Research Forum, Concordia University, April 26, 2013. http://library.concordia.ca/about/staff/forum/files/Carson_ResearchForum2013.pptx
'Lifelong learning, informal learning & IT.' Computers in Libraries Conference, Washington, D.C., April 10, 2013.
'Human Library @ Concordia.' Co-presented with Katharine Hall at Face à Face, ABQLA Public Libraries Section event, Westmount Public Library, Westmount, Quebec, May 16, 2012.
'Business archivists as knowledge managers: Expanding the role of corporate archives.' Presented at Archives: Shifting Paradigms?, 4th annual colloquium of the Association of Canadian Archivists (McGill Student Chapter), McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, March 18, 2011.