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The McGill Library provides a range of specialized services to support teaching and research at the School. In 2015/16, the School's Liaison Librarian is David Greene.

Teaching resources

Visit the Library's Teaching Services pages for:

McGill Library Faculty Guidebook

  • Faculty guidebook
  • Information on reserves
  • Library Checklist for Instructors Preparing for the Academic Year
  • Creating Links to Online Library Resources     ...and more!

Subject & course guides

Subject Guides

The Library maintains several LIS-related subject guides for the School, including guides for Library Studies, Archival Studies, and Knowledge Management. Have suggestions? Contact the Liaison Librarian.

Course Guides

The Library can assist with the creation of Course Guides on the Library website, e.g., Dr. Virr's GLIS 644 - Descriptive Bibliography

Liaison Librarian

The Library & Information Studies Liaison Librarian is a valuable resource for both instructors and students. Don't hesitate to get in touch with the Liaison Librarian to see what support they can offer to you and to your students. Among other services, the Liaision Librarian can:

  • Provide customized information and research skills training for your students.
  • Locate materials to support your teaching, and will assist you in creating links from your course reading lists into online holdings. These can easily be integrated into myCourses (WebCT Vista).
  • Create subject and course guides covering most topics taught at McGill, highlighting key databases and other resources.

Specialized presentations & instruction


Librarians are available to provide specialized presentations for your class. Sample topics include:

  • Copyright and open access
  • Database management
  • Digital repositories
  • Information literacy/library instruction
  • Music librarianship
  • ...and more!

Not sure who to ask? Check the full list of subject specialists/Liaison Librarians, or contact the Liaison Librarian for a referral.


Customized library instruction/workshops are available for your classes on topics such as research strategies, database searching, advanced catalogue searching, MLA/APA-style citation, etc. Contact the Liaison Librarian to learn more.

Research support

See the Library's Research & Grants page for information about research-related services and support. 

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