Current Offerings at the University of Illinois School of Information Sciences
Immigration and information behaviour
I have recently designed a new course on immigration and information behaviour which I will teach in the Spring of 2022. This course prepares students from diverse professional and academic backgrounds to identify the information needs of immigrants throughout settlement, investigate their information access and use, explore, and critically examine information services to meet immigrants' information needs. Some of the course topics include immigrants and information access, intersectionality, cultural competence and social justice in information service provision, social and technological inclusion, and serving minority immigrants.
Past offerings at the UBC iSchool
Course- LIBR 531: Client-Centred Services for Adults (Instructor of record- Adjunct Professor)
This course focuses on identifying and integrating the needs of diverse adults into the ongoing operations of an information organization such as public, academic and special libraries. Some of the adult groups examined in the course are seniors, people living with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, incarcerated people, young parents, homebound or institutionalized people and immigrants. Beyond needs identification, this course prepares students to plan, design, deliver and evaluate effective programs and services to meet identified community needs.
Teaching as a Graduate Teaching Assistant
LIBR 506, Human Information Interaction
LIBR 507, Methods of Research and Evaluation in Information Organizations
LIBR 508, Information Practices in Contemporary Society
LIBR 535, Instructional Role of the Librarian
LIBR 569R, Graduating Capstone Project
Invited Guest Lectures
Mabi, M. (2021, October). Lifelong Learning in Libraries. Invited Panelist, LIBR 576, Public Libraries. School of Information, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Mabi, M. (2021, May). In search of employment equity: Identity, services and information in the employment integration of African immigrants to Metro Vancouver, Canada. Invited talk. San Jose State University School of Information, San Jose, CA, USA.
Mabi, M. (2021, March). Employment integration of the racially minoritized: Perspectives from African immigrants in British Columbia. Invited talk, LIBR 506, Human Information Interaction. School of Information, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Mabi, M. (2021, February). Planning inclusive library services: Evidence from research and practice. Invited talk, LIBR 531, Client-centred services for adults. School of Information, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Mabi, M. (2020, February). Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace. Invited Keynote Speaker, Inclusive Hiring Symposium. CI Employment, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Mabi, M. & Yeboah, K. (2019, November). Diversity and Inclusion: The Changing Landscape of Workplace Dynamics. Invited Keynote presentation, Diversity + Inclusion Symposium. Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) of BC & Yukon, Burnaby, BC Canada.
Mabi, M. (2019, October). The Role of Information and Identity in the employment of African Immigrants to British Columbia. Guest lecture, LIBR 531, Client-centred services for adults. School of Information, The University of British Columbia School of Information, Vancouver, Canada.
Mabi, M. (2019, October). The Role of Information and Identity in the Integration of African Immigrants to Canada. Guest lecture, LIBR 506, Human information interaction. School of Information, The University of British Columbia School of Information, Vancouver, Canada.