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A message from Dr. Beaudry
© Concordia University, photo by Marc Bourcier
I would like to extend a very warm welcome to both new and returning students and encourage you to make the Library an important partner in your academic success. The Library consists of the Webster and Vanier libraries and the Grey Nuns reading room.
We have a team of dedicated librarians and staff ready to assist you with a variety of services, such as subject-specific research across our comprehensive print and digital collections, the use of our interlibrary loans services, or simply the borrowing a laptop or tablet. Whatever your needs or your inquiry, please feel free to ask us, either in person or through LIVE CHAT. We are here to assist you!
You are also encouraged to visit the new Technology Sandbox where you can try out emerging technologies and cutting-edge equipment such as 3D printing, electronics or digital music. During the winter 2018 term, the Sandbox will offer several workshops, among them, 3D Printing 101, 3D Modelling 101, Arduino 101, and Raspberry Pi 101. Try it out! Course textbooks are located in the Course Reserves Rooms at the appropriate library. You can simply zero in on your course code on the shelf and check the books or course packs available there. Alternatively, you can log into the Course Reserves system to see a list of all courses you are currently enrolled in. Select the course you want and check if your professor posted any readings for that course. Upon request of the course instructor, the Library provides online access to course readings to all students enrolled in the class. Both Course Reserves are opened 24/7. We are eagerly looking forward to the Webster Library Celebration scheduled for Friday, March 23rd. We plan to mark the completion of this major three-year Transformation in style! Stay tuned, you’ll be invited!
As always, I welcome your thoughts on how Concordia Library can continue to address and best serve your academic needs. Please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I wish you a most productive winter 2018 term!
Dr. Guylaine Beaudry
Vice-Provost, Digital Strategy, and University Librarian
About Dr. Guylaine Beaudry
Guylaine Beaudry was appointed to the position of university librarian by Concordia’s Board of Governors for a five-year term, effective May 1, 2014.
Beaudry joined the university in October 2009 as director of the Webster Library, and she has served as interim university librarian since July 2013. Previously, she was director of the Digital Publishing Centre at the Université de Montréal and executive director of Érudit, a publishing platform for scholarly books and journals in the social sciences and humanities.
She has authored many books on scholarly publishing, including La communication scientifique et le numérique (2011) published at Hermès/Lavoisier and Profession : Bibliothécaire (2012) at Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal. She served as president of the Corporation of Professional Librarians of Quebec from 2008 to 2010. She is a member of the Royal Society of Canada Expert Panel on the status and future of libraries in Canada.
Her work has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture.
Beaudry holds a PhD in History of the Book from École pratique des hautes études (Paris) and a Master of Library and Information Science from Université de Montréal.