Justin Harrison

Justin Harrison
Justin Harrison
Room A221, Mearns Centre for Learning, University of Victoria
PO Box 1800 STN CSC, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3H5
Tel. 250.721.8276  justinh@uvic.ca


I currently hold librarian collection, learning, and research responsibilities at the University of Victoria Libraries for:

Librarian Experience

University of Victoria: 2007-

University of Guelph: 2004-2007


Graduate Certificate in Library Sector Leadership, University of Victoria, 2011

Master's in Library and Information Science, University of Western Ontario, 2003

Bachelor's of Art (History), Simon Fraser University, 2002


Boudinot, D., Blair, B., Harrison, J. & Rollins, C. (2018). Supporting student retention and success: Personal Librarian Program at the University of Victoria. In K. Bailin, B. Jahre, & S. Morris (Eds.), Planning Academic Library Orientations: Case Studies From Around the World (pp. 77-85). Cambridge, MA: Chandos Publishing.

Harrison, J. (2009). Crossing Boundaries: Facing the challenges of library instruction and research from evolving interdisciplinary topics. In B. Sietz (Ed.), Unchartered Waters: Tapping the Depths of Our Community to Enhance Learning. Thirty-fifth national LOEX library instruction conference proceedings (pp. 23-26). Ypsilanti, Michigan: LOEX Press.

Harrison, J. & Rourke, L. (2006). The benefits of buy-in: Integrating information literacy into each year of an academic program. Reference Services Review, 34(4), 599-606.  


Harrison, J. "Libraries as sites of authority: How the library's information structures and tools shape researchers' information behavours." International Conference on Communication and Media Studies: Media, Data, and Society, London, UK, August 11, 2019.

Harrison, J. "Bound for the Promised Land: Pursued by darkness in Kleist's Johnny Cash." Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics, Congress 2019, Vancouver, BC, June 5, 2019.

Harrison, J. "Implementing a new initiative to build organizational capacity: The Digital Information Fluencies program at the University of Victoria Libraries." Nineteenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations, Vancouver, BC, February, 2019.

Harrison, J. "Mama Cass as Object of Desire in California Dreamin.'" Graphic women: Beyond stereotypes panel, IdeaFest, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, March, 2018.

Harrison, J. "A Pacifying Narcotic: The Avengers as a Cold War Entertainment." Spies on British Screens, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK, June 2016.

Harrison, J. “What’s in a name?: Describing and finding graphic novels across the spectrum.” La Science du mot / The Science of Words, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, October, 2015.

Harrison, J. “Graphic novels: From pulp to iPad.” Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, June 2015, 2016, & 2017.

Harrison, J. “Cinematic style through subtitles and translation: Reading the Hollywood Western in Lucky Luke.” The Graphic Novel: 3rd Global Conference, Oxford, UK, September, 2014.

 Harrison, J.  “Graphic Novels.” Presentation and workshop, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, Victoria, BC, June 2014.

 Harrison, J. “Lucky Luke: The Lonesome Cowboy Collection.” Presentation as part of Alumni Week, Special Collections, University of Victoria, February, 2014.

Harrison, J. "Pleasures of nostalgia, problems of authenticity: 1970s America in Crowe’s Almost Famous, Linklater’s Dazed and Confused, and Scorsese’s The Last Waltz." Film and Media 2013 conference, London, UK, June 28, 2013.

Harrison, J. & Warren, P. “Creative collaborations: Learning Commons workshops for student success.” WILU conference, Regina, Sask., June 3, 2011.

Harrison, J. “(Re)imagining the 70s: Nostalgia vs. authenticity in three films.” Joint Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association national conference, New Orleans, LA, April 10, 2009. 

Harrison, J. & Bebbinton, T. “Teaching a new paradigm: Towards rewarding instruction for librarian and students.” WILU conference, Kelowna, BC, May 15, 2008.

Harrison, J. “An all-American band: Or, how Van Halen (double-hand) tapped into American mythology and iconography for success.” Joint Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association national conference, San Francisco, CA, March 21, 2008.

Harrison, J. “Crossing boundaries: Facing the challenges of library instruction and research from evolving interdisciplinary topics.” LOEX conference, San Diego, CA, May 4, 2007.

Harrison, J., Rourke, L., & Burpee, K. J. “The benefits of buy-in: Integrating information literacy into each year of an academic program.” LOEX-of-the-West conference, Kona, Hawaii, June 10, 2006.