Yusuke Fitzgibbons (フィッツギボンズ雄亮), Ph.D.
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Doctor of Philosophy
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Master of Library and Information Studies
Musashi Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Japan
Bachelor of Environmental and Information Studies
2016 – Present
Faculty of Environmental Studies, Tokyo City University (Yokohama, Japan)
Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
Undergraduate courses taught
– Information Literacy Fundamentals
– Data Management Workshop
– Living in the Digital Society (Taught in English)
– Case Studies Seminar
– Senior Seminar
2013 – 2016
School of Computer and Security Science, Edith Cowan University (Perth, Australia)
Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
Graduate courses taught
– Information Literacy
– Information Organization
– Information Resources & Services
– Information Services Management
– Information Services Transformation
– Information Society
– Resources for Children & Young Adults
School of Information Studies, McGill University (Montreal, Canada)
Graduate courses taught
– Information Literacy
– Information Services & Users
Refereed Journal Articles
Myers, A., & Ishimura, Y. (2016). Finding Sound and Score: A Music Library Skills Module for Undergraduate Students. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 42(3), 215–221.
Ishimura, Y., & Bartlett, J. C. (2014). Are librarians equipped to teach international students?: A survey of current practices and recommendations for training. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40(3/4), 313-321. doi: 10.1016/j.acalib.2014.04.009
Ishimura, Y., & Bartlett, J. C. (2013). Uncovering the research process of international students in North America: Are they different from domestic students? Information Research, 18(1). http://informationr.net/ir/18-1/paper564.html
Ishimura, Y. (2013). Information behavior and Japanese students: How can an understanding of the research process lead to better information literacy? Public Services Quarterly, 9(1), 20-33. doi: 10.1080/15228959.2013.758977
Bartlett, J. C., Ishimura, Y., & Kloda, L. (2011). Why choose this one? Factors in scientists’ selection of bioinformatics tools. Information Research, 16(1). http://InformationR.net/ir/161/paper463.html
Ishimura, Y., & Bartlett, J. C. (2009). Information literacy courses in LIS schools: Emerging perspectives for future education. Education for Information, 27(4), 197-216. doi: 10.3233/EFI-2009-0883
Ishimura, Y., Howard, V., & Moukdad, H. (2007). Information literacy in academic libraries: Assessment of Japanese students’ needs for successful assignment completion in two Halifax universities. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 31(1), 1-26.
Ishimura, Y., & Masek, M. (In press). Bringing texts to life: An augmented reality application for supporting the development of information literacy skills. In R. Canuel & C. Crichton (Eds.), Mobile technology and academic libraries: Innovative services for research and learning. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries.
Refereed Conference Proceedings
Beheshti, J., Bilal, D., Mackey, T. P., Limberg, L., Bartlett, J. C., Gwizdka, J., Jacobson, T., & Ishimura, Y. (2016). Information literacy: Bridging the gap between theory and practice. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 53(1), 1–6. doi:10.1002/pra2.2016.14505301019
Ishimura, Y. (2013). Continuity of information behaviour and information literacy: An alternative view of students’ academic writing tasks. Proceedings of the Information, Interactions and Impact Conference, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Bartlett, J. C., Ishimura, Y., & Kloda, L. (2012). Scientists’ preferences for bioinformatics tools: The selection of information retrieval systems. Proceedings of the 4th Information Interaction in Context Symposium. doi:10.1145/2362724.2362761
Ishimura, Y., & Bartlett, J. C. (2010). Integrating information behaviour and information literacy during academic tasks: A comparative study of Japanese and Canadian undergraduate students in Canadian universities. Proceedings of the Annual Canadian Association for Information Science Conference. http://www.cais-acsi.ca/proceedings/2010/CAIS054_IshimuraBartlett_Final.pdf
Ishimura, Y., & Bartlett, J. C. (2009). Analysis of Japanese undergraduate students’ information behavior during academic tasks in a Canadian university. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 46(1). doi:10.1002/meet.2009.1450460373
Peters, C., & Ishimura, Y. (2015). [Report on] Reading practices in a digital world. Incite [Australian Library and Information Association magazine], 36(9), 30-31.
Ishimura, Y. (2014). Moving from paper to PebblePad: Connecting students, practicum supervisors, and instructors. In A. Poot (Ed.), PebblePad: Personalising the curriculum (pp. 50-57). Telford, England: Pebble Learning.
Yoshida, K., Bushell, B., Goto, M., Sekine, S., Ishimura, Y., & Matsumoto, T. (2005). 英語 e ラーニング教材開発の試み [Development of English e-learning system for freshmen]. Journal of the Center for Information Studies, 6, 38-45.
Ishimura, Y., Masek, M., & Wolfe, A. (2014, July). Augmented Reality applications to support students’ information literacy development during independent learning. Paper presented at the annual Research Applications in Information and Library Studies Conference, Canberra, Australia.
Ishimura, Y., & Bartlett, J. C. (2011, April). Comparison of domestic and international students: What does their research process tell us about their information literacy skills? Paper presented at the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference, London, United Kingdom.
Ishimura, Y., & Bartlett, J. C. (2010, May). Teaching information skills to international students: Are academic librarians prepared? Paper presented at the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use conference, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Bartlett, J. C., Ishimura, Y., & Kloda, L. (2009, May). Understanding how scientists choose bioinformatics tools: Toward a framework for classification and evaluation. Paper presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.
Ishimura, Y., & Bartlett, J. C. (2009, May). How does LIS education support librarians’ identity as teachers? Paper presented at the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use conference, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Ishimura, Y., & Fitzgibbons, M. (2008, August). Reference as teaching: Breaking barriers for international students. Paper presented at the Reference Renaissance Conference, Denver, Colorado, United States. Conference organized by Reference and User Services Association of ALA.
Bartlett, J. C., Ishimura, Y., & Kloda, L. (2008, June). Where do I start? Understanding how scientists select bioinformatics tools. Paper presented at the conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Other Conference Presentations
Ishimura, Y. (2015, Janauary). Online portfolios: Cohesive sharing & analysis of students’ professional development. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education, Chicago, United States.
Robinson, K., Patten, J., Godwin, H., Pate, H., & Ishimura, Y. (2014, April). How might PebblePad improve institutional outcomes and student-led learning? Paper presented at the PebbleBash 2014 Conference, Lancefield, Victoria, Australia.
Ishimura, Y., & Fitzgibbons, M. (2011, May). A framework for green: Applying the Environmental Management System cycle in libraries. Paper presented at the National Conference and Trade Show of Canadian Library Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Ishimura, Y. (2010, September). Uncovering the research process: Comparisons of Canadian and Japanese students in Canadian universities. Paper presented at a doctoral workshop at the Information Seeking in Context conference, Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain.
Ishimura, Y. (2010, March). Integrating information behaviour and information literacy: A comparative study of Japanese and Canadian undergraduate students in Canadian universities. Paper presented at the EBSI-SIS Doctoral Symposium, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Ishimura, Y. (2009, March). Analysis of Japanese undergraduate students’ information behaviour during academic tasks in a Canadian university. Paper presented at the EBSI-SIS Doctoral Symposium, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Ishimura, Y. (2008, October). Research for success: How can academic libraries improve international students’ research experience? Paper presented at the Research Exchange Forum, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Ishimura, Y., & Zhu, J. (2006, November). International students’ learning experiences in Canada: Perspectives from a Japanese and a Chinese student. Paper presented at the Atlantic Educators Conference, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.