/   Library   /   About   /   Librarians & staff   /   Forum

Library Research Forum

About the Research Forum

Since 2002, Concordia's Library Research Forum has provided librarians, archivists, graduate students, teaching faculty, and information professionals with an opportunity to describe and promote their completed or in-progress research, practical case studies or projects. The Forum also provides a venue for researchers to seek suggestions for enhancing their research interests, to identify potential new partners for projects, to test the effectiveness of their undertakings, and to promote research in academic libraries.

Registration for Concordia University Library’s Annual Research Forum is now closed. Click here to register for our wait list.

Registration is free and includes a light breakfast and buffet lunch.

See our past Forums.

Back to top

2020 Research Forum Program

Concordia University Library's 18th Annual Research Forum
Loyola Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre, Loyola Campus
Friday, April 17th 2020
8:30am to 4:45pm

Program subject to change.


Raegan Swanson, is the Executive Director of The ArQuives: Canada’s LGBTQ2+ Archives. Swanson holds a BA from Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface and a Masters of Information from the University of Toronto iSchool. Prior to her work at The ArQuives, Swanson worked as an archivist at Library and Archives Canada, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute and as the Archival Advisor for the Council of Archives New Brunswick. Swanson is a PhD candidate with the University of Dundee (Scotland) whose research focuses on the role of community archives in Aboriginal and Inuit communities. She is a member of the Steering Committee on Canada’s Archives Taskforce to respond to the “Calls to Action” Report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.


8:30 Registration
Loyola Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre

9:00 Territorial Acknowledgement, Welcome and Opening Remarks
John Latour, Chair, Librarians’ Forum Steering Committee, Concordia University

9:10 Home Made Visible: Partnering with a Film Festival to Digitize and Preserve IBPOC Home Movies
Katrina Cohen-Palacios, York University Archives

9:40 British Anonymity by the Numbers
Emily Kopley, Concordia University

10:10 Jeanne-Marguerite Saint-Pierre et la place des femmes dans le développement des bibliothèques au Québec
Camille-Hélène St-Aubin, Université de Montréal

10:40 Break

11:00 How We Recruit Academic Librarians: An Examination of the Hiring Practices and Policies that Support the Development of a More Diverse and Inclusive Workforce
Monique Flaccavento, University of Toronto

11:30 Keynote address
Raegan Swanson, Director, The ArQuives

12:30 Poster viewing
Salon Loyola Alumni

1:00 Lunch
Salon Sanford Family

2:00 “At-Risk Articles”: Examining Open Infrastructures and Practices to Recover and Preserve the Scholarly Record
Jeanette Hatherill, University of Ottawa

2:30 Disappearing Deposits: Investigating the Retention of Canadian Federal Government Depository Publications at CARL Libraries
Michelle Lake, Concordia University & Graeme Campbell, Queen’s University

3:00 Poster viewing + break
Salon Loyola Alumni + Lounge

3:30 The IDEA Lab: Designing Student Research Opportunities Across Differences
Nadine Anderson, University of Michigan-Dearborn & Raya Samet, University of Michigan-Dearborn

4:00 Evaluating a Pilot Project to Teach Machine Translation Literacy in an Academic Library
Lynne Bowker, University of Ottawa & Maria Kalsatos, Concordia University & Amy Ruskin, McGill University & Jairo Buitrago Ciro, University of Ottawa

4:30 Closing Remarks
Guylaine Beaudry, Vice-Provost, Digital Strategy & University Librarian, Concordia University

Poster viewing

Sending Department Faculty to MaRS: The Materials Request System
James Parrigin, Salisbury University

Information Policy and Literacy in the Age of Fake News
Rebecca Katz, McGill University

Why Forget What We Can Remember? The Right to be Forgotten and Its Impact on Libraries and Access to Information
Julie Lavigne, Carleton University

A Review of Homelessness and Information Access
Mitchell Moncur, McGill University

The Social Library: A Review of Library Anxiety
Emily Zinger, McGill University

Feeling Bearish in the Business Library: Making Room for Mental Wellness through Film
Mariana Jardim, University of Toronto Scarborough Campus

Mobile Applications Utilization by Medical Students and Residents in the Clinical Setting
Karine Fournier, University of Ottawa

Recherche sur les usages des archives audiovisuelles numériques : mises en pratique d’une approche conceptuelle et théorique
Simon Côté-Lapointe, Université Laval

Back to top

Location and directions

The 18th Annual Research Forum will be held at the Loyola Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre, located on Concordia’s Loyola Campus in west-end Montreal. Concordia’s Loyola campus: 7141 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal H4B 2B9. The Conference Centre is "RF" and can be reached via the main Administration Building, "AD". View AD and RF building location details on our campus map.

Getting to Loyola campus
By Bus/Metro/Train

Université Concordia/Campus Loyola bus stop (53806) is on Sherbrooke Street West in front of the AD building.

  • From Metro Vendome (orange line), take the 105 Sherbrooke, direction West.
  • Bus lines: 105 Sherbrooke; 162 Westminster. Within walking distance of: 90 Saint-Jacques/Elmhurst; 51 Édouard-Montpetit.
  • Walking distance from RTM (Réseau de transport métropolitan) trains via Montreal West Train Station.

Parking at the Loyola campus

Due to contruction, if you are driving to the conference, Loyola's vistor parking lot must be accessed from De Terrbonne Street. You can find more information about finding parking here.


  • The Chateau Versailles: 1659 Sherbrooke St W.
  • Le Meridien Versailles: 1808 Sherbrooke St W.
  • Comfort Suites Downtown: 1214 Crescent St.
  • Best Western Plus: 1240 Drummond St.

Back to top

More information

John Latour
Chair, Librarian’s Research Forum Committee

2020 Librarian’s Research Forum Committee members:
Dr. Guylaine Beaudry: Vice-Provost, Digital Strategy & University Librarian
Hannah Bartels: Access Services Librarian
Michael Groenendyk: Digital Scholarship Librarian, Accountancy, Supply Chain and Business Technology Management and MBA Subject Librarian

Back to top
Updated: Thursday 14 May 2020
Back to top Back to top