Stacy Allison-Cassin is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, in the LIS program. Her work is centered in the areas of knowledge organization, metadata, and knowledge equity. A Citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario, she engages in work and research related to Indigenous matters in libraries and the larger cultural heritage sector. With a deep interest in increasing access and visibility for non-textual materials and marginalized knowledge, Stacy is a passionate advocate for change in information structures and metadata systems within the library profession and across the wider GLAM sector.
A Master of Information Studies graduate of the University of Toronto iSchool, Stacy has numerous years of experience as a professional librarian. As an Associate Librarian at York University she has held positions as music cataloguer, digital humanities librarian, and as a member of the Department of Student Learning and Academic Success she focused on critical pedagogy with collection responsibilities for Philosophy and History.
Stacy hold a Masters in Orchestral music performance from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and is completing a PhD in the Humanities Department at York University. Her dissertation entitled: “Fugitive Phrases: Arcade Fire, Love Song, and the Amorous Self” draws on Luhmann’s theory of love as information system to discuss the ways music supports and promotes amorous communications.