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Megan Fitzgibbons

Instructional Services Coordinator , Concordia University Library

Megan Fitzgibbons
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 7004
Website(s): ORCID
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Research interests

Information literacy
Learning assessment
Learning related to equity, diversity, and inclusion
Education futures
Social science research methodologies


Refereed publications

Ishimura, Yusuke. & Fitzgibbons, Megan. (2023). How does web-based collaborative learning impact information literacy development? The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 49(1), 102614.

Sputore, Alissa & Fitzgibbons, Megan. (2017). Assessing “goodness”: A review of quality frameworks for Australian academic libraries. Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association, 66(3), 207-230. doi: 10.1080/24750158.2017.1344794

Fitzgibbons, Megan, Kloda, Lorie, & Miller-Nesbitt, Andrea. (2017). Exploring the value of academic librarians' participation in journal clubs. College & Research Libraries, 78(16), 774-788. doi: 10.5860/crl.78.6.774 

Fitzgibbons, Megan. (2012). Teaching political science students to find and evaluate information in the social media flow (pp. 180-200). In Tatjana Takseva (Ed.), Social software and the evolution of user expertise. Hersey, PA: IGI Global.

Colosimo, April & Fitzgibbons, Megan. (2012). Teaching, designing, and organizing: Concept mapping for librarians. Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research 7(1). 

Lange, Jessica, Canuel, Robin, & Fitzgibbons, Megan. (2011). Tailoring information literacy instruction and library services for continuing education. Journal of Information Literacy 5(2), 66-80. 

Fitzgibbons, Megan & Meert, Deborah. (2010). Are bibliographic management software search interfaces reliable?: A comparison between search results obtained using database interfaces and the EndNote online search function. Journal of Academic Librarianship 36(2), 144-150. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2010.01.005 

Shenton, Andrew K. & Fitzgibbons, Megan. (2010). Making information literacy relevant. Library Review 59(3), 165-174. doi:10.1108/00242531011031151 

Fitzgibbons, Megan. (2008). Implications of hypertext theory for the reading, organization, and retrieval of information. Library Philosophy and Practice 2008 (March). 

Other publications

Howard, Roz & Fitzgibbons, Megan. (2016). Librarian as partner: In and out of the library. In A. Mackenzie & L. Martin (Eds.), Developing digital scholarship: Emerging practices in academic libraries (pp. 43-60). London: Facet Publishing. 


Fitzgibbons, Megan. (2015). Journal clubs: Free and effective professional development for librarians. ACCESS, 29(4), 30–33.

Hinchcliff, Carole, Fitzgibbons, Megan & Davies, Claudia. (2014). Researching Australian, New Zealand and Papua New Guinean law. Legal Information Management 14(3), 193-201. doi: 10.1017/S1472669614000449

Fitzgibbons, Megan & Kelly, Kim. (2013). MOOCs as online professional development for law librarians. Australian Law Librarian 21(4), 245-252.

Shenton, Andrew K. & Fitzgibbons, Megan. (2010). Just what is this thing we call “relevance”?: Engaging students in information literacy sessions. Feliciter 56(2), 76-78. 

Fitzgibbons, Megan. (2010). [Review of] JISC Academic Database Assessment Tool (ADAT). Public Services Quarterly 6(1), 22 - 24. doi:10.1080/15228950903517423 

Fitzgibbons, Megan. (2008). Crossing the border: NAFTA visas for information professionals. Library Worklife 5(2).

Fitzgibbons, Megan. (2008). Human resources management in the development of information commons in academic libraries. Student Library Journal 3

Acknowledged as a contributor in:
Slapcoff, M., Dobler, E., & Tovar, M. (Eds.). (2011). Using coursework to enhance students’ understanding of research/scholarship: A report from the Inquiry Network. Montreal: Teaching and Learning Services, McGill University. 


Conference session: “Applying principles of mindfulness and embodiment in library instruction to foster wellness” at the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians Annual Conference, virtual, 6-7 June 2022.

Conference session: “Information literacy transformations: Using a web-based tool to facilitate and capture collaborative learning in a semester-long course” at the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference, virtual and Athens, Greece, 24-27 May 2022. With Yusuke Ishimura.

Conference session: “Sustaining the Open Educational Resources (OER) commons through a systems ecology lens” for the Information Environmentalism Conference. Fremantle, Australia, February 2-5, 2016.

Conference session: “Collaborative learning: Bridging evidence and practice through journal clubs” at the 8th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP8) Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 6-9 July 2015. With Lorie Kloda and Andrea Miller-Nesbitt.

Conference session: “Exploring the value of journal club participation using a hermeneutic dialectic process” at the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference, Paris, France, 26-29 May 2015. With Lorie Kloda and Andrea Miller-Nesbitt.

Conference session: “Sparking motivation: Integrated approaches to teaching research and digital literacy skills” for Teaching and Learning Forum 2015 - Teaching and Learning Uncapped. Perth, Australia, January 29-30, 2015. With Gina Sjepcevich and Roz Howard.

Conference session: “Viva la *evolution: The online Communication and Research Skills unit at UWA” for Teaching and Learning Forum 2015 - Teaching and Learning Uncapped. Perth, Australia, January 29-30, 2015. With Siri Barrett-Lennard, Roz Howard, and Gina Sjepcevich.

Conference session: “Communicating copyright: Librarians’ support for a Massive Open Online Course” for the Australian Library and Information Association (Western Australia) Symposium. Perth, Australia, June 28, 2014. With Chloe Allen.

Workshop: “New librarians, global connections: The world is your oyster” for the New Professionals Special Interest Group & Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Annual World Library and Information Congress. Singapore, August 17-23, 2013.

Conference session: “Blurring boundaries to spark motivation: Collaborative approaches to teaching research skills” at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference, Montreal, Canada, 19-22 June 2012. 

Webcast session: “Study skills for success: Extending librarians’ impact with continuing education students” at the Association of College and Research Libraries Spring Virtual Institute, 18-19 April 2012. With Jessica Lange and Robin Canuel. 

Lightning round session: « Techniques de pédagogie active dans les cours d’anglais langue seconde » [“Techniques for active learning in English-as-a-second-language courses”] at the 3e Demi-journée d’échanges à l’intention des bibliothécaires et techniciens et techniciennes en documentation impliqués dans la formation documentaire. Montreal, Canada, August 25, 2011. [In French] Organized by a working group of the Conférence des recteurs et des principaux des universités du Québec.

Conference session: “A framework for green: Applying the Environment Managements Systems cycle in libraries” at the Canadian Library Association Annual National Conference. Halifax, Canada, May 25-28, 2011. With Yusuke Ishimura.

Invited session panelist: “Getting on (tenure) track: New professionals and academic librarianship” at the Canadian Library Association Annual National Conference. Halifax, Canada, May 25-28, 2011.

Conference session: “Diverse learners, diverse services: Reaching out to continuing education students and instructors” at the LOEX Annual Conference, Fort Worth, USA, 5-7 May 2011. With Jessica Lange and Robin Canuel. 

Conference session: “Concept mapping: Meaningful learning in the classroom” at the McGill University Teaching and Technology Fair. Montreal, Canada, May 4, 2011. With April Colosimo.

Workshop: “IL in the future: Tailoring services for continuing education learners” at the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC), London, England, 18-20 April 2011. With Robin Canuel and Jessica Lange. 

Pre-conference workshop (3 hours): “Mapping it out: Communicating complex ideas with concept maps” at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Anaheim, USA, 12-15 October 2010. With April Colosimo and Eja Kliphuis. 

Conference session: “Concept mapping: Fun for librarians” at the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) conference. Hamilton, Canada, 12-14 May 2010. With April Colosimo. 

Lightning round session / poster: “Connecting the dots: Aligning information literacy instruction to course learning outcomes through concept mapping” at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference. Denver, USA, 3-6 November 2009. 

Conference paper: “Reference as teaching: Breaking barriers for international students” at A Reference Renaissance: Current and Future Trends. Denver, USA, 4-6 August 2008. With Yusuke Ishimura.


Fitzgibbons, Megan, & Lei, Chloe. (2021). Concordia Library Research Grant. Uncovering academic librarians' transformative learning experiences related to equity, diversity, and inclusion using appreciative inquiry.

Lei, Chloe, & Fitzgibbons, Megan. (2021).Canadian Association of Research Libraries Research in Librarianship GrantUncovering academic librarians' transformative learning experiences related to equity, diversity, and inclusion using appreciative inquiry.

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