Jane Schmidt

Jane SchmidtJane Schmidt is a librarian at Ryerson University, currently on study leave and collaborating with Jordan Hale, geographer and reference specialist at the University of Toronto’s Map & Data Library on Little Free Libraries®. They are looking at the movement through an investigation of philanthropic motivations, spatial analysis of socioeconomic data, and a critical examination of the library’s place in urban landscapes. You can follow the project here..

Contributed Articles

The Trouble with Twee
May 1, 2016
Twee: excessively or affectedly quaint, pretty, or sentimental (Oxford, 2015) For the past year, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to neighbourhood book exchanges, in particular those branded with the Little Free Library (LFL®) trademark. When I announced that I would be doing this research, I received many links to articles about them each article
Unpaid Labour in Ontario Academic Libraries
February 15, 2015
Our research interest is the extent to which unpaid internships are used in the library sector, and the perspectives of the individuals fulfilling these roles. We are currently conducting a two-phase study to examine the state of unpaid internships in Ontario university libraries. Phase I of the study is an environmental scan conducted via a series