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Cal Murgu

Instructional Design Librarian
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Cal Murgu
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Cal Murgu is the Instructional Design Librarian at Brock University. He joined Brock in 2020. Prior to that he was the Digital Humanities Librarian at the New College of Florida.


MLIS - Western - 2018
MA - McGill - 2015
BA - Windsor - 2014

Research Interests

My research interests are broad. I'm fortunate to have had the opportunity to pursue research interests quite freely.

Right now, I'm interested in library instructional assessment and web archives pedagogy.

Recent Publications

[8] C. Murgu, “Web Archives, Critical Digital Literacy, and the Growing Primacy of Born Digital Objects,” forthcoming in Critical Library Pedagogy, 2021.
[7] C. Murgu, “‘A Modern Disease of Adaptation…?: Technostress and academic librarians working in digital scholarsip at ARL institutions”, Journal of Academic Librarianship, June, 2021.
[6] C. Murgu, M. Dancigers, E. Solloway, “Design Sprints and Direct Experimentation: Digital Humanities + Music Pedagogy at a SLAC”Music Library Association Notes, vol. 77, no. 4, 2021.
[5] A. Kutlay, C. Murgu, Tammera Race, “Shiny Fabric: A Lightweight, Open-source App for Visualizing and Reporting Library Relationships," Code4Lib, Iss. 47, Feb. 2020.
[4] A. Fairweather, C. Murgu, and T. Race, “Diving into Digital on a Small-scale: Digital curricula and technology-based education at the New College of Florida," Distance Learning Journal, vol. 16, no. 2, 2020.
[3] C. Murgu and K. Ivings, “‘Blind Trust is Not Enough’: Considering Practical Verifiability and Open Citations in Wikipedia," in “Information/Control: Control in the Age of Post-Truth,” eds. Stacy Wood and James Lowry. Special issue, Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, vol. 2, no. 1 (2019).
[2] C. Murgu, “‘Innocence is as Innocence Does’: Anglo-Irish Politics, Masculinity and the De Cobain Gross Indecency Scandal of 1891–3,” Gender & History, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 309–328, (2017). Preprint
[1] H.L.M. Jacobs and C. Murgu, “Questioning the Past and Possible Futures: Digital Historiography and Critical Librarianship,” Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1–22, (2017).

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