About

Joshua Chalifour
Joshua Chalifour

As a digital scholarship librarian with the Concordia University Library, I assess and identify new possibilities that emerging technologies or forms of scholarship open for academic work (researching, teaching, and learning). This can involve collaborating on research processes across disciplines. I am also the subject (liaison) librarian for journalism and communication studies.

On this site, I try to focus on information, tools, and techniques for using library resources in the context of academic or research work.

I also write at my other blog, Chroknowlogy, which focuses more on subjects involving intellectual liberty, issues about the knowledge we maintain, and subjects related to librarianship research.

In the past, I’ve taught courses on government documentation, the publishing industry, indexing and abstracting, and library/archives public relations.

I live in Montréal, Québec, Canada and graduated with a Masters in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from McGill University. Before that, I completed a degree in philosophy (BA) from the University of California at Berkeley. Oh, and if you like abstract strategy board games (e.g. Chess or Go) check out Adomoc, which I conceived of in 02001.


Many years ago I started this blog (originally titled Thus Prate the IT Pundit) to express some things that I dealt with in a former career (I’ve left a few posts from that time online here because they may still be of some use). At that time, I led a team of 30 people as the Director of Knowledge Services for an enterprise software advisory firm. We worked with private sector, government, and other institutions to assess a range of issues related to information management. I’ve performed competitive intelligence on enterprise software, government planning, and other topics like open innovation in biotech. I’ve done a great deal of work with various content management systems. I also developed web content strategy, analyzed large sets of data, assessed user requirements, and long ago worked as a copyeditor.

Articles I’ve published

The things I write here do not represent current or former employers.