Michael Ridley


Michael Ridley is a Librarian Emeritus at the University of Guelph where for many years he was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Librarian. Before this he held positions at the University of Waterloo and McMaster University.

Ridley has degrees from Guelph (BA), New Brunswick (MA), Toronto (MLS, MEd), and Western (PhD). His doctoral research explored the challenges of human centered explainable artificial intelligence (HCXAI) under the direction of Dr. Jacquie Burkell, Faculty of Information and Media Studies.

Ridley’s ongoing research interests include machine information behaviour, explainable AI, algorithmic literacy, and historical perspectives on library information technology.

He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS).

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