Books and Book Chapters
Desrochers, P., & Szurmak, J. (2020). Population Growth and the Governance of Complex Institutions: People Are More Than Mouths to Feed. In Megan E. Jenkins, Randy T. Simmons, and Camille H. Wardle (eds). The Environmental Optimism of Elinor Ostrom. Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University, pp. 91-147. Available here.
Desrochers, P., & Szurmak, J. (2020). The Environmental Benefits of Long-Distance Trade: Insights from the History of By-Product Development. In Megan E. Jenkins, Randy T Simmons, and Camille H. Wardle (eds). The Environmental Optimism of Elinor Ostrom. Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University, pp. 173-208. Available here.
Desrochers, P., & Szurmak, J. (2018). Population bombed: Exploding the link between overpopulation and climate change. London, UK: Global Warming Policy Foundation. (258 pp.).
Desrochers, P., Leppälä, S., & Szurmak, J. (2017). Urban diversity and innovation. In H. Bathelt, P. Cohendet, S. Henn, & L. Simon (Eds.), The Elgar companion to innovation and knowledge creation: A multi-disciplinary approach (pp. 215-230). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc.
Szurmak, J., & Thuna, M. (manuscript submission June 2021; expected publication 2022). The Use of Storytelling and Narrative Teaching Methods in Academic Library Instruction: Telling Their Stories. (Oxford, UK: Elsevier).
Sonne de Torrens, H., Shiers-Hanley, J., Szurmak, J., & Valant, M (eds.). (expected completion date summer 2022). Canadian Academic Librarianship in Transformative Times: Critical Perspectives on the Political Economy of Knowledge Work, Research, and Pedagogy. (Athabasca, AB: Athabasca University Press).
Desrochers, P., Geloso, V., & Szurmak, J. (2021). Care to Wager Again? An Appraisal of Paul Ehrlich’s Counter-wager Offer to Julian Simon, Part 2: Critical Analysis. Social Science Quarterly. vol. 102, no. 2 (2021), pp. 808-829. doi: 10.1111/ssqu.12928
Desrochers, P., Geloso, V., & Szurmak, J. (2021). “Care to Wager Again? An Appraisal of Paul Ehrlich’s Counter-bet Offer to Julian Simon, Part 1: Outcomes.” Social Science Quarterly. vol. 102, no. 2 (2021), pp. 786-807. doi: 10.1111/ssqu.12920
Szurmak, J., Laflamme, M., Thuna, M., Ahmed, M., & Dhillon, K. (2019). A qualitative interview-based pilot study of discipline selection narratives by undergraduate science students: in search of “aha” moments and “bottlenecks.” Discussions on University Science Teaching: Proceedings of the Western Conference on Science Education, 2(1). Available here.
Thuna, M., & Szurmak, J. (2019). Telling their stories: A study of librarians’ use of narrative in instruction. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 45(5): 1-10. Available here.
Szurmak, J., & Desrochers, P. (2017). Jane Jacobs as Spontaneous Economic Order Methodologist: Part 2: Metaphors and Methods. Cosmos + Taxis: Studies in Emergent Order and Organization, 4(2):20-47. Available here.
Desrochers, P., & Szurmak, J. (2017). Jane Jacobs as Spontaneous Economic Order Methodologist: Part 1: Intellectual Apprenticeship. Cosmos + Taxis: Studies in Emergent Order and Organization, 4(2):1-19. Available here.
Desrochers, P., & Szurmak, J. (2017). Long distance trade, locational dynamics and by-product development: Insights from the history of the American cottonseed industry. Sustainability, 9(4):579. doi: 10.3390/su9040579 Available here.
Bolan, J., Bellamy, P., Rolheiser, C., Szurmak, J., & Vine, R. (2015). Realizing partnership potential: A report on a formal collaboration between a teaching and learning centre and libraries at the University of Toronto. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching (CELT), 8, 191-200. Retrieved from celt.uwindsor.ca
Szurmak, J., & Thuna, M. (2013). Tell me a story: The use of narrative as tool for instruction. In D. M. Mueller (Ed.), Imagine, Innovate, Inspire: The Proceedings of the ACRL 2013 Conference. Retrieved from www.ala.org
Szurmak, J. (2011). Re-Tooling the Factory: Scaffolding for Library Labs in Large First Year Courses. In Blazing Trails: Conference Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth National LOEX Library Instruction Conference, April 30 – May 2, 2009, Albuquerque, NM, (page numbers not assigned). Ypsilanti, MI: LOEX Press for the University Library, Eastern Michigan University.
Szurmak, J., & Petersen, A. (2010). Learning Outcomes Assessment Matrix (LOAM): A software-supported process for identifying and scaffolding complex learning outcomes. Ubiquitous Learning, 2(3), 111-127.
McKimmie, T., & Szurmak, J. (2001). Beyond gray literature: How gray questions can drive research. Journal of Agricultural and Food Information, 4(2), 71-81.
Sagnes, E., Szurmak, J., Manage, D. & Zukotynski, S. (1999). Structure of hydrogenated amorphous carbon deposited using saddle-field glow-discharge in methane. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 249, 69-79.
Sagnes, E., Szurmak, J., Manage, D., & Zukotynski, S. (1999). Study of the dc saddle-field discharge: Application to methane. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A (Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films), 17, 713-20.
Chan, W., Allen, T, Gaspari, F., Szurmak, J., Sagnes, E. and Zukotynski, S. (1998). Amorphous diamond-like carbon films prepared by DC saddle-field glow-discharge method: doping with boron and phosphorus. In Covalently Bonded Disordered Thin-Film Materials: Proceedings of the 1997 MRS Fall Symposium, Boston, MA, V. 498, (p. 165-70). Warrendale, PA: Materials Research Society.
Chan, W. C. W., Gaspari, F., Allen, T., Lim, P. K., Moreno, E., Sagnes, E., Manage, D., Szurmak, J. & Zukotynski, S. (1998). Structural, optical, and electrical properties of doped hydrogenated diamond-like amorphous carbon films deposited using the DC saddle-field glow-discharge technique. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A (Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films), 16, 889-92.