Amanda Wheatley

AmandaWheatley_headshotAs a librarian, Amanda is passionate about providing access to information for all peoples. She enjoys adapting information literacy instruction through active learning and gamification. Her research is cornered around the ways librarians can engage their patrons through dynamic and innovative teaching. Amanda is an experienced editor in the academic arena, her forthcoming book The Rise of AI: Implications and Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Academic Libraries (published by ACRL Publications) is expected in 2022.

As a citizen, Amanda uses writing and literacy to express the plights of the North and give a voice to people who may not know how to use their own. No stranger to controversial issues, Amanda loves to take on all forms of writing to engage with personal and social topics. She recognizes that the voices in the North do not always carry to the South. As a result, she created Northern Storyteller to promote Northern living and the resilient people searching for a way to let their voices shine.


Master of Library and Information Science, Western University, 2015

Creative Book Publishing Certificate, Humber College, 2014

Bachelor of Arts – English Literature and Language, University of Waterloo, 2014


Wheatley, A. & Armstrong, S. (2021). Entrepreneurship research guide design at Canadian university libraries. Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship. 26(1-2).

Hervieux, S. & Wheatley, A. (2021). Perceptions of artificial intelligence: A survey of academic librarians in Canada and the United States. Journal of Academic Librarianship 47(1).

Wheatley, A., Chandler, M., & McKinnon, D. (2020). Collaborating with faculty on data: A case studyJournal of Business and Finance Librarianship. 25(3-4).

Wheatley, A. & Hervieux, S. (2019). Artificial intelligence in academic libraries: An environmental scanInformation Services & Use 39(4).

Wheatley, A. (2018). Snapchat Reference: Communicating Visually in a Business Environment. Academic BRASS 13(1).