Jenaya Webb

Jenaya WebbJenaya Webb is a Public Services Librarian at the OISE Library, University of Toronto. She can be reached at jenaya.webb [at] or @jenayawebb

Contributed Articles

Getting personal: Personal Librarian programs at two Ontario campuses
April 2, 2016
Academic librarians are continuously striving to connect with students – whether in a classroom, answering a chat reference question or providing one-on-one research help. But it’s not always easy to make those connections: faculty may not invite librarians into class, and library anxiety or lack of awareness may prevent students from asking for help. Enter
InsideOCULA Newsletter: October 2015
October 1, 2015
Welcome to the October 2015 issue of InsideOCULA. This month we’re featuring two articles we hope will provide some inspiration and keep the creative juices flowing as we enter fall. In the Research Spotlight column, Debbie Green writes about the creative strategies she’s using to better understand user behavior at the University of Toronto’s Robarts
Participant-driven photo-elicitation for library spaces
July 1, 2015
The intent of my current research is to explore user perspectives on wayfinding in the OISE Library at the University of Toronto. Questions guiding my research include: How do users navigate the library? How do they find items and locations in the library? Where do they succeed? And most importantly, where do they encounter barriers? I
InsideOCULA Newsletter: April 2015
April 1, 2015
Welcome to the April 2015 issue of InsideOCULA. This month’s issue includes: TRY Reframing Information Literacy: The New ACRL Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education by Colleen Burgess and Sarah Shujah. New Librarian, Old Books: Reflections on Collection Development by OCULA New Librarian in Residence, Caleb Domsy. Finding Love in Academic Libraries by Melanie Parlette-Stewart.
InsideOCULA Newsletter: March 2015
March 1, 2015
Welcome to the March 2015 issue of InsideOCULA. This month’s issue includes: Library Pre-Shows: Making the Most of a Captive Audience by Mark Weiler Snapshot from OLA SuperConference 2015: Suffering from Library Anxiety? by Katey Stickle Library Programs Should Be interdisciplinary by Julia King “It’s Like the Wild West Out There”: Faculty Attitudes Towards Open
InsideOCULA Newsletter: February 2015
February 15, 2015
Welcome to InsideOCULA from your new editors-in-chief, Jenaya Webb and Elizabeth Yates. We’ve been part of your newsletter since 2012 and are thrilled to continue bringing you the inside scoop on activities at college and university libraries across Ontario. We’re also sad to say goodbye to our fearless leader, Martha Attridge Bufton, who has completed
Building a Discourse for Librarians and Scholarship
September 23, 2014
This June I participated in the third annual CARL Librarians’ Research Institute (LRI) hosted at Carleton University, Ottawa. The institute is billed as an opportunity for practicing librarians to “immerse themselves in sustained conversations and activities related to scholarly research, inquiry, and publishing” (CARL, 2014). Over the three and a half days, a team of