Mike Serafin

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Mike Serafin
Library Technologies & Liaison Librarian
Specialization: Liaison Librarian for ICCIT, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics.
Email: mike.serafin@utoronto.ca
Phone: 416-580-4912
Office: Library, room 374

 

Mike Serafin is a Library Technologies and Liaison Librarian.  He is responsible for the technology that is used in the library by students, staff, and librarians.  He also supports the library's online presence including the main library website as well as other library web tools, both internal and external.

In his liaison role, he connects students and faculty within ICCIT as well as the Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences to essential library resources by providing in-class instruction and offering research consultations. You can book a consultation for any research help with him or find him at the library's Reference Desk.

TEACHING

You can find Mike teaching Library 101 and Library 501 workshops in coding, Unix shell, Git, and privacy & security.  He also comes to CCT courses to talk about using library resources to conduct effective research for your assignments.

RESEARCH

Mike’s research interests include topics like digital making, makerspaces in academic settings for research and teaching, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and cryptocurrency.  A recent research project involves examining experiences of non-expert students as they learned about artificial intelligence and its intersection with topics like healthcare, privacy, bias, arts & culture.