Areas of Interest
Intellectual Freedom and Censorship
History of Librarianship
History of the Professions and Professional Jurisdiction
Description of Research Activities
Ethos of the Library Free Press
Chronology and accompanying analysis of the evolution of library users
(from patron to customer)
History of the American Library Association's Social Responsibility Round
History of the Radial Research Center and the Alternative Press Index
A second work, in a planned series in collaboration with Dr.
Dianne Oberg, on the role of practicum in LIS education.
Recently Published Work
Toni Samek. (1998) Intellectual Freedom and Social Responsibility: An
Ethos of American Librarianship, 1967-1973. Madison, Wisconsin: University
of Wisconsin-Madison. [Dissertation]
Toni Samek and Dianne Oberg. (1998) A New Model for Field-Based Learning
in Today's LIS Education. Feliciter 44(5), 34-37.
Toni Samek. (1996) The Library Bill of Rights in the 1960s: One Profession,
One Ethic. Library Trends 45(1), 40-50.
Hope Olson and Toni Samek. (1995) Library and Information Studies Faculty
in Canada: A Sex Ratio Study. Journal of Education for Library and Information
Studies 36(2), 155-169.
Recent Conference Presentations/Seminars
Changing Faces: The Evolution of Library Users. Alexandria Quartet:
The Third of Four Lecture Series on the Future of Academic Libraries. A
joint presentation by the Faculty of Arts and the University Libraries,
University of Alberta. March, 1998.
Clash of Values: Social Responsibility and Intellectual Freedom.
School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, Research
Seminar Series on Intellectual Freedom and Censorship. January, 1998.
Librarianship and the Alternative Press Movement, 1967-1973. School
of Library and Information Studies, Dalhousie University, Friday Lecture
Series. February, 1996.
The Library Bill of Rights and the 1960s: One Profession, One Ethic.
Symposium on the Library Bill of Rights. University of Madison-Wisconsin.
Exploring the Politics and Culture of Librarianship: A Dissertation
in the Making. School of Library and Information Studies, University
of Alberta, Research Seminar Series. October, 1994.
Feminist Standpoint For Library and Information Science Education: Implications
for Doctoral Study.Association for Library and Information Science
Education. Los Angeles, California. January, 1994.
LIS 503--Introduction to Reference Services
LIS 512--Information Resources for Academic Disciplines
LIS 525--Reference Service Theory and Field
LIS 536--Electronic Reference and Information
LIS 590--Practicum in Library and Information