PG Diploma in Educational Research, University of Exeter
MLIS, Western University
BA (Honours) in Sociology, McMaster University
Christopher is the subject librarian for Languages, Linguistics, and Culture. In addition to teaching in several different subject areas, he is the library information literacy coordinator for the English Language Program. Having lived and worked overseas for several years, he enjoys working closely with second language and culturally diverse students.
Professional and Scholarly Interests
• Video games and learning in libraries
• Undergraduate student reflections on the research process
• Self-regulated learning in students transitioning to post-secondary education
• Representation of agrarianism in video games
• "Vocational Awe" and librarianship
Selected Publications and Presentations
Thomas, C. M. & Clyde, J. (2013). Game as book: Selecting video games for academic libraries based on discipline specific knowledge. The Journal of Academic Librarianship 39(6), 522-527.
Clyde, J. & Thomas, C.M. (2008). Building an information literacy first-person shooter. Reference Services Review, 36 (4), 366-380.
Clyde, J. & Thomas, C.M. (2008). Information literacy through digital games. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 3 (2) [multimedia], 35 minutes.
Thomas, C.M. (2014). Lecture Capture: Creating Information Literacy Digital Learning Objects “On the Fly.” Professional Development Workshop: Oman chapter of the Information Literacy Network of the Gulf, Muscat, Oman.
Thomas, C.M. (2011). UNIV 205: Co-teaching a University Preparation Credit Course. Qatar TESOL Conference, Doha, Qatar.