Peer-reviewed Presentations

Szurmak, J. “Industrial Symbiosis in the Cottonseed Industry.” 42nd Annual Conference, Economic and Business History Society (Oklahoma City, OK), May 27, 2017.

Szurmak, J. (31 May, 2016).“Discovering, Dissecting and Describing Individual Creativity in the Academic Library through Narrative Interviews.” Presented at the CAPAL International Conference, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Szurmak, J. (11 May, 2016). “No Recipe:” Characterizing Individual Librarian Creativity Using Narrative Methods. Presented at the University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching: Exploring Creativity in Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Desrochers, P., & Szurmak, J. (29 March, 2016). Jane Jacobs as spontaneous order theorist. Presentation at the AGM, San Francisco, CA.

Szurmak, J., & Cassidy, A. (18 June, 2015). Illuminating scholarship: Helping students through faculty-librarian collaborations. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) 2015 Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Bolan, J., Bellamy, P., & Szurmak, J. (18 June, 2014). A Partnership for Academic and Student Success: Educational Developers, Librarians and lessons learned from an experiment in collaboration at the University of Toronto. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) 2014 Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.

Szurmak, J., & Thuna, M. (11 April, 2013). Tell me a story: The use of narrative as a tool for instruction. ACRL 2013.  Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

Harris, M., & Szurmak, J. (25 June, 2010). Complementary Collaborative Coup(s): How to captivate unwilling students in one-time in-class skills session. STLHE 2010 Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.

Szurmak, J., & Petersen, A. (29 March, 2010). Growing instruction programs in LOAM, a tool facilitating the scaffolding of information literacy skills. LILAC 2010 Conference, Limerick, Ireland.

Szurmak, J., & Petersen, A. (5 December, 2009). Connecting information literacy competencies to learning outcomes in computer science. Ubiquitous Learning Conference, Boston, MA, USA. Available at

Szurmak, J. (1 May, 2009). Re-Tooling the Factory: Scaffolding for Library Labs in Large First Year Courses. LOEX Conference, Albuquerque, NM, USA.  Available at

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