Catherine Irving

Library Coordinator

Catherine joined the Coady Institute in 1992 as an Assistant at the Marie Michael Library. Catherine is now responsible for the overall operations of the library, as well as maintaining the library’s catalogue on the Novanet system. She has taught classes on preparing an independent study, serves as an independent study advisor, and has been a resource person for the Resource Centres for Learning and Change Certificate offered by the Institute. In addition, Catherine has published research on libraries and adult education, and Internet use by women’s resource centres. She has also collaborated on comprehensive literature reviews on gender and adult learning in Canada, and transformative learning.

This year, Catherine will facilitate the Research Processes and Methods elective within the Diploma program.

Catherine holds a MA in Sociology from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a BA in Sociology (1st class honours) from St. Francis Xavier University.

 

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Irving, C.J. (2017). Information access and activism: Libraries and resource centres promoting and curating people's knowledge. Proceedings of 46th Annual  Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults, G. Kong, E. Boeren (Eds.), University of Edinburgh, July 4-6 (pp. 212-218).
  • Irving, C.J. (2016). Women working for libraries, learning and social change. In D. Clover, L. Collins, S. Butterwick, & D. Chovanec, (Eds.), Women, adult education, learning and leadership in Canada. Toronto, ON: Thompson Educational.
  • Irving, C.J. (2016). Women of the Antigonish Movement. In D. Clover, L. Collins, S. Butterwick, & D. Chovanec, (Eds.), Women, adult education, learning and leadership in Canada. Toronto, ON: Thompson Educational.
  • English, L.M., & Irving, C.J. (2015). Feminism in community: Adult education for transformation. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. Link to publisher.
  • English, L.M., & Irving, C.J. (2015). Feminism and adult education: The nexus of policy, practice and payment. Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education 27(2), 1-15.
  • Irving, C.J., & English, L.M. (2015). International policies in adult education: A critical feminist analysis. Proceedings of the 34th annual conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, (pp. 160-164), Université de Montréal, June 3-5.
  • Lee, N., Irving, C., & Francuz, J. (2014). Community-embedded learning and experimentation: Fostering spaces for transformative learning online. In A. Nicolaides & D. Holt (Eds.), Spaces of transformation and transformation of space: Proceedings of XI Transformative Learning Conference, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, October 24-26.
  • Irving, C. (2014). Antigonish Movement. In D. Coghlan & M. Brydon-Miller (Eds.), The SAGE encyclopedia of action research (pp. 38-40). London: Sage.
  • Irving, C. (2013). People's educational spaces: Antigonish and Highlander as institutional cases supporting learning in social movements. In C. Kawalilak & J. Groen (eds.),  Proceedings of the 32nd annual conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, (pp. 239-245), June 3-5, University of Victoria, BC.  (223 K pdf).
  • Irving, C., & Adams, S. (2012). Not so quiet afterall: Two outspoken librarians of the Antigonish Movement. In S. Brigham (Ed.), Proceedings of the 31st annual conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, (pp. 173-179), May 28-June 1, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, ON. . (40 K pdf).
  • English, L.M., & Irving, C.J. (2012). Women and transformative learning. In E.W. Taylor & P. Cranton, (Eds.). The Handbook of Transformative Learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Irving, C.J., & English, L.M. (2011). Community in cyberspace: Gender, social movement learning and the Internet. Adult Education Quarterly, 61(3). Journal link.
  • Irving, C.J. (2010). Reviving a community's adult education past: A case study of the library's role in learning. Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 16(2), 21-35.
  • Foroughi, B., Irving, C., & Savage, S. (2011).  A local c A local case of global learning: critical reflections on leadership education for international community development practitioners.  In A.-M. Houghton, (Ed.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual  Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults, pp.41-48. (81 K pdf).
  • Foroughi, B., Irving, C., & Savage, S. (2011). Learning leadership for community action.  Pre-conference Roundtable Presentation, Honouring CASAE: Past, Present and Future.  June 8, OISE/UT Toronto.
  • Irving, C.J., & English, L.M. (2011). Transformative learning with women: A critical review proposing linkages for the personal and political spheres. Proceedings of the 52nd National Conference of the AERC and the 30th National Conference of CASAE , OISE-University of Toronto, June 9-12, pp. 305-312. , (54 K pdf)
  • Irving, C.J., & English, L.M. (2011). Women, information and communication technologies, and lifelong learning. In V.C.X. Wang, (Ed.), Encyclopedia of information communication technologies and adult education integration. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Irving, C. (2010). Adult educators in the library Proceedings of the 29th National CASAE Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, May 30-June 1.  (35K pdf)
  • Irving, C. (2010). Reviving a community's proud past to contemplate its future. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA), University of Warwick, July 6-8, 2010. Download (35K pdf)
  • Irving, C., & English, L.M. (2010). Women's ways of e-learning. Proceedings of the Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education National Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, May 29-June 1. 
  • Irving, C., & English, L.M. (2009). Feminist network activism and education in Canada. Proceedings of the 28th National CASAE Conference, Carleton University, May 25-27. (66K pdf)
  • English, L.M., & Irving, C.J. (2008). Reflexive texts: Issues of knowledge, power and discourse in researching gender and learning. Adult Education Quarterly, 58(4), 267-283. Journal link.
  • Irving, C.J., & English, L.M. (2008). Partnering for research: A critical discourse analysis. Studies in Continuing Education, 30(2), 107-118.. (73K pdf)

Contact: cirving[at]stfx.ca