Books and Book Chapters DbD_Book

  • Dali, K., & Caidi, N. (Eds.) (2021). Humanizing LIS Education and Practice: Diversity by Design. Routledge: NY.
  • Caidi, N. (2023). “Curating Post-Hajj Experiences of North American Pilgrims: Information Practices as Community-Building Rituals.” in Narrating the Pilgrimage to Mecca, edited by M. W. Buitelaar and R. L. van Leeuwen. Brill Publishing. (pp. 369-390).
  • Dali, K., Caidi, N., Thomson, K., & J. Garner. (2023). “The tales from three countries and one academia: Academic faculty in the time of pandemic.” In (In)glorious Pedagogy: Difficult, Unpopular, and Uncommon Topics in LIS Education in Times of Crisis and Quiet. by K Dali & K. Thomson (Eds). Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Caidi, N., & Karim, M. (2022). “Mediated Spaces of Collective Rituals: Sacred Selfies at the Hajj,” In The Oxford Handbook of Religious Space, edited by Jeanne Halgren Kilde. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (pp. 227-243).
  • Caidi, N. (2020). “Les Bibliothèques à l’Ere de l’Intelligence Artificielle: Défis et Enjeux pour la Découvrabilité de Contenus Francophones.” In Accessibilité et Découvrabilité  des Contenus Culturels Francophones…/Regards Croisés, edited by Destiny Tchehouali et Christian Agbobli (Pp. 119-129). Organisation Internationale pour la Francophonie/UQAM. HDiffusion.
  • Caidi, N., MacDonald, S. & Chien, E. (2012). “Community Networks and Local Libraries: Strenghtening Ties with Communities.” In A. Clement, M. Gurstein, G. Longford, M. Moll. & L.R. Shade (Eds.), Connecting Canadians: Investigations in Community Informatics. Athabasca, AB: University of Athabasca Press. (pp. 341-66).
  • Caidi, N. (2004). “Beyond Technology: Power and Culture in the Establishment of National Union Catalogs.” In A. Lass & R.E. Quandt (eds). Union Catalogs at a Crossroad. (pp.123-139). Hamburg: Hamburg University Press.
  • Borgman, C.L. & Caidi, N. (1999). “Developing National Information Infrastructures in Central and Eastern Europe: the Content vs. Conduit Debate.” In A. Lass & R.E. Quandt (eds). Library Automation in Transitional Societies: Lessons from Eastern Europe. (pp. 28-44). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Articles

Conference Proceedings (selected)


  • Organizer and facilitator (with Drs. E.L. Eskola, K. Fisher, J. Heinstrom, J. Johnston, A. Lloyd, and G. Widen), “#Forced Migration and @Ethical_Research: Moving the Agenda Forward”. Workshop at the iConference Annual Meeting, Boras, Sweden, March 23, 2020.
  • Organizer and convener (with Drs. J. Stiller, V. Trkulja, S. I. Ahmed), “Charting the Future of Forced Migration Research in Information Science”. Workshop at the iConference Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 31, 2019.
  • Organizer and moderator, “Public Understanding of Science and Advocacy”. Panel as part of the SIG Information Ethics and Policy Workshop on “The New Information State”, Annual Meeting of ASIS&T, Washington, DC, October 28, 2017.
  • Diversity by Design: From Concept to Action”. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of ASIS&T, Washington, DC, October 28-Nov 1, 2017. (With Dr. Keren Dali).
  • Organizer, “Canada 150: Diversity by Design: Reframing the Diversity Debate in Canada.” Two-day international Symposium, Toronto (ON), Sep 13-14, 2017. (With Dr. Keren Dali).
  •  “Designing for Diversity: Information Interactions and Engagement Through YouTube”. Poster presented at the Social Media & Society Conference, July 28-30, 2017, Toronto (ON). With A. N. Kim & N. Chah.
  • Co-organizer and speaker for Half-Day Workshop on “Trust and Information Policy in the Age of Data (Big and Small).” (Panel with K. Unsworth, H. Macneil, L. Nathan, E. Shaffer, A. Rubel, A. Moore & B. Newell). American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA, October 31- Nov. 1st, 2014.
  • “Global Pilgrims: Rights, Risks, and the Evidentiary Role of Data.” (with Karen McEwen and Christie Oh). Poster for the iConference, Newport Beach, March 20-23, 2015.  [Refereed Extended Abstract]. [Note: none of the authors were able to attend the conference].
  • “Health Information Without Borders: Foreign-Trained Health Professionals and Labor Market Integration.” (with Anita Komlodi and Aline Lima Abrao). Poster presented at the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA, October 31- Nov. 1st, 2014. [Refereed abstract].  
  • “Early Career Colloquium”. (with Anita Komlodi and Joseph Janes). Speaker and panel member. iConference 2012. February 10, 2012.
  • “Working with First Nations: The On-Demand Book Service.” (with Margaret Lam). Poster accepted for the iConference 2011, Seattle, WA (February 8, 2011); and the Canadian Library Association annual general meeting, Halifax, NS (May 25-28, 2011).
  • “Reading in First Nations: Infrastructures, Access & Imagination.” Public Event organized on March 29, 2010. Toronto, Ontario (with videoconferencing links to other sites in Northern Ontario –Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay, Keewaywin, Sandy Lake, etc.). Funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
  • Co-Organizer and Facilitator of an Expert Panel on Newcomer Information Orientation and Settlement (with Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Integration Branch). March 26, 2010. Toronto, Ontario.
  • Participation in workshop on “Campus DARE Initiative” (where two FI students and I represented the University of Toronto). Organized by the Stephen Lewis Foundation, February 26, 2010, Toronto. Followed by an evening with famed author and social activist, Naomi Klein, and filmmaker Avi Lewis.
  • Co-Organizer of the SIG USE Symposium on “Collaborative Information Sharing.” The American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST), Vancouver, BC, November 6-10, 2009.
  • Participation in workshop to organize “An International Research Network on Migration/Multiculturalism, Health and Information and Communication Technologies. February 17, 2010. Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Toronto. Organizer: Dr. Andrea Cortinois.
  • Participation in Un-Conference on “The Canadian Experience – Tired of waiting: Immigrants opening new doors”, February 24, 2009. Toronto. Organizer: Dr. Alex Jadad.
  • Participated in “Community and Technology” Wildcard session. 2nd I-Schools conference, Los Angeles, CA. February 29, 2008.
  • A. Cortinois, A. Jadad, N. Caidi, & R. Glazier. (2007). “Supporting recent immigrants in their effort to access information on health and health-related services: The case of 211 Toronto.“ Poster at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference, Washington DC, November 3-7, 2007.
  • J. Sweezie, N. Caidi & L. Chan. (2007). “The Inclusion of Open Access Journals in Academic Libraries: A Case Study of Bioline International.” (2007). Poster at ELPUB2007 Conference on Electronic Publishing, Vienna (Austria), June 13-15, 2007.
  • Caidi, N., Allard, D. & Luk, C. (2007). “Locating Public Libraries in a Multicultural Society: A Spatial Mismatch?” Poster at the OLA SuperConference, Toronto, January 31-February 3, 2007. Poster also presented at the Canadian Library Association (CLA), May 24-27, 2007, St John, NF.
  • Bishop, A., Caidi, N., & Jackson, S. (2006). “New Directions in Community Informatics Research.” Workshop organized at the I-Schools 2nd annual meeting. Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Caidi, N. & Walmark, B. (2005). “Digital Libraries for and with Aboriginal Communities.” Workshop organized as a hybrid of physical and virtual meetings with two main nodes: one at the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto, and the other in the Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO) offices. There were also bridges in Sudbury, Ottawa and other northern communities. November 25, 2005.
  • Caidi, N. & Clement, A. (2004). “The Future of Libraries in the Community Networking Era: The Canadian Experience.” Poster presentation at the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST), Providence, RI. November 14-18, 2004.
  • Caidi, N. & Clement, A. (2004). “Digital Libraries and Community Networking: The Canadian Experience.” Poster presentation at the ACM-IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Tucson, AZ. June 5-7, 2004.
  • Participant in the “Future of Digital Libraries in Canada” workshop. March 11-14, 2004. Vancouver, BC.
  • Caidi, N. & Komlodi, A. (2003). “Cross-Cultural Usability for Digital Libraries.” Workshop organized at the ACM-IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Houston, TX. May 31, 2003.

Research Reports

  • President’s Column. Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Dec/Jan 2015; Feb/March 2016; Apr/May 2016; June/July 2016; September/October 2016.
  • Obar, J.A., Taylor, G., Antoine, D. Bivens, R., Caidi, N., Johnson, A., Middleton, C., & Skinner, D. (2014). Mapping Digital Media: Canada. A report for the Open Society Foundation’s 60+ country Mapping Digital Media study.
  • “Expert Meeting on Newcomer Information and Orientation.” (2010). Facilitators’ Report based on the Expert Meeting held on March 26, 2010, Toronto. Submitted to Citizenship and Immigration Canada on April 15, 2010. (12 pages).
  • Dechief, D., Caidi, N., Allard, D., & Lam, M. (2010). “Immigrants and the Internet: The information needs of Canadian immigrant job seekers and” Final report submitted to Human Resources & Social Development Canada. March 31, 2010. (58 pages).
  • Caidi, N., Allard, D., & Dechief, D. (2008). “Information Practices of Immigrants to Canada –A Review of the Literature”. Submission to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (and Metropolis). March 31, 2008. (66 pages).
  • Caidi, N., Allard, D., Dechief, D. & Longford, G. (2008). “Including Immigrants in Canadian Society: What Role Do ICTs Play?” Final Report submitted to Human Resources & Social Development Canada. May 1, 2008. (95 pages). [Interim Report submitted on March 30 2007].
  • Caidi, N. & Chien, L. (2007). “Community Networks and Libraries: Synergy or Tensions?” Paper presented at the Fourth CRACIN Workshop, Montreal, QC. June 20-22, 2007.
  • N. Caidi. (2003). “The Social Shaping of National Union Catalogs: A Comparative Analysis.” Report to the A.W. Mellon Foundation, March 30, 2003.
  • Caidi, N. & Borgman, C.L. (2001). “The Information Infrastructure in Central and Eastern Europe: A Case Study of the Library Community.” Final Report to the A.W. Mellon Foundation, August 2001.

Guest Editor

  • Special Issue on Forced Migration: Making Sense of a Complex EcosystemThe International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion, 4(2), 2020. (With co-editors, Drs. Juliane Stiller, Ishtiaque Ahmed, Violeta Trkulja).
  • Special Issue of the International Journal of Information, Diversity and Inclusion (IJIDI) on “Diversity by Design: the International Symposium.” (2018). (With co-editor, Dr. Keren Dali).
  • Special Issue of Government Information Quarterly on “National Security Policies and Their Implications for Information Flow.” (2006)