Cal Murgu

Instructional Design Librarian (Librarian I)

Cal Murgu
Cal Murgu (he/him/his)

Library Department: Teaching & Learning

Office: Schmon Tower 1129
Phone: 905-688-5550 x4501

Cal joined Brock in October 2020. Prior to Brock, Cal worked at the New College of Florida, in Sarasota, as a Digital Humanities Librarian. At Brock, Cal supports students and faculty with their research efforts, and supports instructional design efforts within the library.

MLIS, 2018 (Western)
MA, 2015 (McGill)

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Cal’s research interests focus on digital pedagogy and distance learning in academic libraries and beyond, as well as librarian/faculty collaborations in the classroom. His recently published research explores the value of ‘design sprints’ as a pedagogical method, and the effect of increasing primacy of born digital documents, such as web archives, on socio-cultural analysis. Cal also has an interest in organizational behavior, and has studied the impact of technology induced stress on librarians.

[8] C. Murgu, “Web Archives, Critical Digital Literacy, and the Growing Primacy of Born Digital Objects,” Critical Library Pedagogy, 2021. Link

[7] C. Murgu, “‘A Modern Disease of Adaptation…?: Technostress and academic librarians working in digital scholarship at ARL institutions”, Journal of Academic Librarianship, June, 2021.

[6] C. Murgu, M. Dancigers, E. Solloway^, “Design Sprints and Direct Experimentation: Digital Humanities + Music Pedagogy at a SLAC”Music Library Association Notes, vol. 77, no. 4, 2021.

[5] A. Kutlay^, C. Murgu, Tammera Race, “Shiny Fabric: A Lightweight, Open-source App for Visualizing and Reporting Library Relationships,” Code4Lib, Iss. 47, Feb. 2020.

[4] A. Fairweather, C. Murgu, and T. Race, “Diving into Digital on a Small-scale: Digital curricula and technology-based education at the New College of Florida,” Distance Learning Journal, vol. 16, no. 2, 2020.

[3] C. Murgu and K. Ivings, “‘Blind Trust is Not Enough’: Considering Practical Verifiability and Open Citations in Wikipedia,” in “Information/Control: Control in the Age of Post-Truth,” eds. Stacy Wood and James Lowry. Special issue, Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, vol. 2, no. 1 (2019).

[2] C. Murgu, “‘Innocence is as Innocence Does’: Anglo-Irish Politics, Masculinity and the De Cobain Gross Indecency Scandal of 1891–3,” Gender & History, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 309–328, (2017). Preprint

[1] H.L.M. Jacobs and C. Murgu, “Questioning the Past and Possible Futures: Digital Historiography and Critical Librarianship,” Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1–22, (2017).

Archives Unleashed Cohorts Program Research Grant, Brock University (2021-2022)

Archives Unleashed Datathon Travel Grant, Columbia University, NYC (March, 2020)

CEDWARC Travel Grant, Virginia Tech (2019)

Provost’s Faculty Development Fund, New College (2019)

Provost’s International Funding Award, New College (2019)

Ontario Trillium Foundation Development Grant, University of Windsor (2016)

SSHRC Master’s Scholarship, Research Council of Canada (2014)

Co-Editor, Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship / Revue canadienne de bibliothéconomie universitaire (CJAL/Rcbu)

Reviewer, Journal of Academic Librarianship

Member, Canadian Association for Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL)

Member, Association of College and Research Libraries

Last updated: 2022-01-21