Curriculum Vitae

Education

2007

Master of Information Studies (M.I.St.), University of Toronto, Faculty of Information (Toronto, ON)
ALA Accredited Program
Concentration: Library & Information Science

2005

Honours Bachelor of Arts (Hons. B.A.), University of Toronto, Victoria College (Toronto, ON)
Concentration: Joint Specialist in History & Political Science

Work History

2008-Present (on research leave, July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018)

University of Toronto, Faculty of Information (Toronto, ON)
Librarian – Collections & Public Services Coordinator

Teaching

Sessional Instructor

University of Toronto, Faculty of Information (Toronto, ON) 
January-April 2017
Course taught: INF2145 – Creation & Organization of Bibliographic Records

Workshop Instructor

RDA for UTL Original Cataloguers
Trainer for the CAUG RDA Implementation and Training Subcommittee, University of Toronto Libraries, 2016-2017

Crash Course in Dewey Decimal Classification
University of Toronto, Faculty of Information, for the iSkills Workshop Series
Description & workshop material

Cataloguing with Sirsi
University of Toronto, Faculty of Information, for the iSkills Workshop Series
Description & workshop material

Introduction to E-books
Toronto Public Library, Bendale Branch
November 7, 2015
1-hour Saturday workshop, open to the general public

Guest Lecturer

Cite It Right, an anti-plagiarism and citations presentation for CCT218 Information & Society, Professor Nadia Caidi, University of Toronto, October 25, 2016

Sirsi Cataloguing Tutorials, 3 sequential sessions for INF2145 Creation & Organization of Bibliographic Records, Dr. Max Dionisio, University of Toronto, May 15, May 27 & June 10, 2013

Panelist on the Collection Librarians’ Panel for INF2127 Collection Development, Evaluation, and Management, Professor Keren Dali, University of Toronto, March 21, 2013

Cataloguing with RDA Toolkit (and AACR2, RDA, MARC 21) for INF1320 Introduction to Bibliographic Control, Professor Patrick Keilty, University of Toronto, February 6, 2013

Selected Publications

Scheaffer, K., Singh, N.K., and Sze, E. (2018). Save the Inforum Library collection. inforum.pbworks.com

Borie, J., MacDonald, K., and Sze, E. 2015. “Asserting catalogers’ place in the ‘value of libraries’ conversation.” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 53(3-4): 352-367. DOI: 10.1080/01639374.2015.1007543

Howarth, L., Moor, L., and Sze, E. 2010. “Mountains to molehills: The past, present and future of cataloguing backlogs.” Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, 48(5): 423-444. DOI: 10.1080/01639371003767227

Sze, E. 2009. “Early thoughts on the handheld e-book.” Faculty of Information Quarterly, 2(1). http://fiq.ischool.utoronto.ca/index.php/fiq/article/view/15426

Sze, E. 2013. The Inforum Collection at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. http://uoft.me/3Ij

Selected Conference Presentations

Sze, E. “The Toronto Public Library’s Participation in the Settlement House Movement.” Poster Session. Ontario Library Association Super Conference, Feb. 1, 2018, Toronto. http://www.olasuperconference.ca/SC2018/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Sze-OLA-SC-2018-Poster.pdf

Borie, J., MacDonald, K. & Sze, E. “Asserting Our Place in the ‘Value of Libraries’ Conversation: The Evolving Role and Future of Cataloguing.” FSR: Reshaping the Library Catalogue, Feb. 28, 2014, Associazione Italiana Biblioteche & Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Rome, Italy. http://eprints.rclis.org/22758/

Scheaffer, K., Singh, N., & Sze, E. “Theory and Practice at the Inforum.” Theory, Practice, Praxis: iSchool Student Conference, March 22, 2013, University of Toronto.

Sze, E, & Moor, L. “Revealing backlogs: Analyzing the literature on cataloguing arrearages, 1950-2009.” Poster Session. Ontario Library Association Super Conference, Feb. 26, 2010, Toronto.

Sze, E. & Caswell, T. “Bend and Stretch: Pushing the Limits of the Traditional Academic Library.” Toronto-Ryerson-York Libraries (TRY) Conference, Apr. 27, 2010, University of Toronto.

Exhibition

Sze, E, Standish, A., & Walker, H. Collection of Collections: History and Hidden Gems at the Inforum. University of Toronto, Faculty of Information, Jan. 20-Feb. 24, 2014. http://uoft.me/3I8