Dr. Guylaine Beaudry is Vice-Provost, Digital Strategy and University Librarian at Concordia University. She led the major renovation of the Webster Library and the transformation of the chapel of the Grey Nuns motherhouse into a reading room.
Since August 2017, she has been leading the university-wide digital strategy. She was previously Executive Director of Érudit (www.erudit.org), a publishing platform for humanities and social sciences scholarly books and journals. She wrote many publications on scholarly publishing, notably, the books La communication scientifique et le numérique (Hermès/Lavoisier, Paris); Le nouveau monde numérique et les revues scientifiques (Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal [PUM] and La Découverte, Paris, France), that was translated and published by University of Calgary Press (Scholarly Journals in the New Digital World); and Profession : bibliothécaire (PUM).
She was recently elected member of the Royal Society of Canada and served in 2014 on its Expert Panel on the status and future of libraries and archives in Canada. She holds a doctorate in history of the book from École pratique des hautes études (Paris). Her thesis is entitled “Scholarly communications and the digital revolution: Analysis of a mutation period from a historical perspective”.
Wednesday November 27, 4 p.m.
Room 3089, Rowe Management Building
Reception with light refreshments to follow.
Presented by the School of Information Management and Dalhousie Libraries.