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A message from Dr. Beaudry

Guylaine Beaudry
Guylaine Beaudry, University Librarian
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Dear Students,

The Concordia Library team welcomes all new and returning students and encourages you to make the Library an important partner in your academic success. The Library consists of the Webster and Vanier Libraries and I encourage you to visit these spaces and find your favourite spots for learning.

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 with a Librarian. 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. The Sandbox offers numerous workshops, among them, 3D Printing 101, 3D Modelling 101, Arduino 101, and Raspberry Pi 101, and analogue synthesizers. 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. Both Course Reserves rooms at Webster and Vanier are opened 24/7. Upon request of the course instructor, the Library provides online access to course readings to all students enrolled in the class.

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

I wish you a most productive term and success in all your studies!


Dr. Guylaine Beaudry
University Librarian
Concordia University

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About Dr. Guylaine Beaudry

Guylaine Beaudry was first appointed to the position of university librarian by Concordia’s Board of Governors on May 1, 2014. Her second five-year term began on July 1, 2019. From 2017 to 2021 she was also vice-provost of digital strategy.

Beaudry joined the university in October 2009 as director of the Webster Library, and she served as interim university librarian from July 2013 to April 2014. 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 was 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.

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