BASW, MISt, Ph.D.
My belief in the convergence of academic inquiry and professional practice forms the cornerstone of my pedagogical approach. The courses I teach emphasize a strong connection between knowledge acquired in the classroom and professional activities. Consequently, the following principles comprise the foundation of my teaching philosophy:
the customization of assignments,
making coursework count beyond the classroom,
and increasing the visibility of the LIS profession on campus through student work.
Master’s Awards Committee (Member)
Master’s Admissions Committee (Member)
Service outside of the FI:
2012 – present. International Editorial Advisors Board Member for the Journal of Librarianship & Information Science (JoLIS)
Since winter 2010, Dr. Dali has taught seven different courses at the Faculty of Information, including core, required, and elective courses.
INF2127H. "Collection Development & Evaluation" (Winter 2013)
INF1310H. “Introduction to Reference” (Summer 2012)
INF2172H. “Readers’ Advisory: Reference Work and Resources” (Fall 2011; Summer 2012)
See: http://reading.ischool.utoronto.ca/?page_id=360 (RA in an academic library); http://reading.ischool.utoronto.ca/?page_id=351 (reading maps).
INF1005/1006H. “Information Workshop: Reading Maps: Expanding the Reading Experience Beyond the Book” (Winter 2012)
INF1300H. “Foundations in LIS” (Fall 2010; Fall 2011 [two sections])
INF2309H. “Reading: Theories, Practices, and International Perspectives” (Winter 2010; Fall 2010; Summer 2011)
INF2125H. “Information and Culture in a Global Context” (Winter 2011)
In addition, Dr. Dali has supervised three independent study courses (known as "reading courses" at the FI)
INF2010. “Reading Theories and Practices” (Winter 2012)
INF2010. “Bibliotherapy for Information Professionals” (Summer 2011)
INF2010. “One-Person Libraries (OPL) and Church Libraries as a Type of OPLs” (Summer 2011)
Outstanding Instructor Award, Faculty of Information Student Council, 2013
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship for the study entitled: “Immigrant Readers and Public Libraries in Canada: Collaborating toward Integration.” 2012-2013. $81,000CAN. Faculty of Information & Media Studies. University of Western Ontario (declined).
University of Toronto Doctoral Completion Grant. 2009-2010.
Ethel W. Auster Scholarship for Doctoral Research. March 2008.
Ontario Graduate Scholarship. 2007–2008.
Reading and readership studies; Readers' advisory; Reference and information literacy; Libraries and immigrant users; Multilingual collections and services; International LIS credentials and the integration of immigrant professionals into the North American labor market.
Dilevko, Juris, Keren Dali, and Glenda Garbutt. Contemporary World Fiction: A Guide to Literature in Translation. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2011. http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?id=2147491934
Dali, Keren. “Hearing Stories, Not Keywords: Teaching Contextual Readers’ Advisory” (accepted for publication in Reference Services Review, 2013).
Dali, Keren. “From Book Appeal to Reading Appeal: Redefining the Concept of Appeal in Readers’ Advisory” (accepted for publication in The Library Quarterly, 2013).
Dali, Keren. “Books in Their Suitcases: Leisure Reading in the Lives of Russian-Speaking Immigrants in Canada.” Journal of Librarianship and Information Science (JoLIS) (2012) doi:10.1177/0961000612448208
Dali, Keren. “Reading Their Way through Immigration: The Leisure Reading Practices of Russian-Speaking Immigrants in Canada.” Library & Information Science Research (LISR) 34, no. 3 (2012): 197-211.
Dali, Keren. “Readers’ Advisory in Public Libraries and Translated Fiction.” The Reference Librarian 51, no. 3 (2010): 175-88.
Dali, Keren. “Readers’ Advisory Interactions with Immigrant Readers.” New Library World 111, no. 5/6 (2010): 213-22. (Selected for inclusion in Emerald Reading ListAssist).
Dali, Keren. “Russian-Language Periodicals in Toronto: Information Sources for Immigrants and Records for Documenting Community.” Slavic & East European Information Resources 6, no. 1 (2005): 57-100.
Dali, Keren. “Reading by Russian-Speaking Immigrants in Toronto: Use of Public Libraries, Bookstores, and Home Book Collections.” International Information and Library Review 36, no. 4 (2004): 341-66.
Dali, Keren. “From Russia with Books: Reading and Readership in the Russian-Speaking Community in Toronto.” Toronto Slavic Quarterly, 2 (2002). Available at http://www.utoronto.ca/tsq/02/rusreading.shtml.
Dali, Keren and Juris Dilevko. “The Evaluation of International Credentials and the Hiring of Internationally Trained Librarians in Canadian Academic and Public Libraries.” International Information and Library Review 41, no. 3 (2009): 146-62.
Dali, Keren and Juris Dilevko. “Smoothing the Transition: Retraining Centers in Canada for Immigrant Librarians from Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union.” Slavic and East European Information Resources (SEEIR) 8, no. 1 (2007): 77-102.
Dali, Keren and Juris Dilevko. “Toward Improved Collections in Medical Humanities: Fiction in Academic Health Sciences Libraries.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 32, no. 3 (2006): 259-73.
Dali, Keren and Juris Dilevko. “Beyond Approval Plans: Methods of Selection and Acquisition of Books in Slavic and East European Languages in North American Libraries.” Library Collections, Acquisitions and Technical Services 29, no. 3 (2005): 238-69.
Dilevko, Juris and Keren Dali. “Book History and Ideological Hierarchies.” Intercultural Education 17, no. 2 (2006): 221-33.
Dilevko, Juris and Keren Dali. “The Self-Publishing Phenomenon and Libraries.” Library and Information Science Research 28, no. 2 (2006): 208-34.
Dilevko, Juris and Keren Dali. “Improving Collection Development and Reference Services for Interdisciplinary Fields through Analysis of Citation Patterns: An Example Using Tourism Studies.” College and Research Libraries 65, no. 3 (2004): 216-41.
Dilevko, Juris and Keren Dali. (2004). “Reviews of Independent Press Books in Counterpoise and Other Publications.” College and Research Libraries 65, no. 1 (2004): 56-77.
Dilevko, Juris and Keren Dali. “Electronic Databases for Readers’ Advisory Services and Intellectual Access to Translated Fiction not Originally Written in English.” Library Resources and Technical Services 47, no. 3 (2003): 80-95.
Dilevko, Juris and Keren Dali. “The Challenge of Building Multilingual Collections in Canadian Public Libraries.” Library Resources and Technical Services 46, no. 4 (2002): 116-37.
Non- Peer-Reviewed & Invited Articles
Dali, Keren. “Understanding Immigrant Readers through Their Reading Practices.” OLA Access Magazine 18, no. 1 (2012): 36-37 (invited)
Dali, Keren. “Immigrant Readers Feeling ‘at Home’ in Library Reading Programs.” Readers’ Advisor News, Libraries Unlimited, 2010 (invited contribution). Available at: http://www.readersadvisoronline.com/ranews/jul2010/dali.html (invited)
Czubik, Leszek and Keren Dali. Contemporary Novels and Short Stories from Eastern Europe, Exhibition of Books, January-May 2005 (available at: http://pjrc.library.utoronto.ca/publications/bibliographies-catalogues-e... .
Dali, Keren. “The 1919 Diary of a Russian White Army Officer.” Halcyon: The Newsletter of the Friends of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library 32 (2003): 4-5. Available at http://www.library.utoronto.ca/development/news/halcyon/halcyon_nov_2003....
Publications & Presentations by Former and Current Students
Sensicle, Alexandra Caroline Black. “French-as-a-Second-Language (FSL) Storytimes: Fostering Language, Literacy and Lifelong Love of Reading.” Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research 7, no. 1 (2012) http://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/search/authors/view?firstN...
Reading Connections - Student Reading Conference, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, September 23, 2011 http://reading.ischool.utoronto.ca/?page_id=6 .
Begum, Soheli. “Readers’ Advisory and Underestimated Roles of Escapist Reading.” Library Review 60, no. 9 (2011): 738-47.
Lau, Andrea. “Getting Lost: Books, Television and Integrated Advisory in Public Libraries.” Public Libraries 50, no. 5 (2011): 36-40. http://www.publiclibrariesonline.org/magazines/featured-articles/getting...
Between 2005 and 2012, served as a reviewer for the following journals:
the Journal of Librarianship & Information Science; the Journal of International Migration & Integration; The Library Quarterly; Slavic and East European Information Resources.
The Experience of Reading Research Group (Oslo University College; University of Western Ontario; Wayne State University; University of Toronto)
International Reading Association (IRA)
Ontario Library Association (OLA)
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)