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Queen's University


Professor Nancy McCormack

Nancy McCormack

Librarian and Associate Professor
B.A. (Waterloo), M.A.(McMaster), M.L.I.S.(Western), J.D.(Toronto), LL.M. (Osgoode)

Lederman Law Library
Faculty of Law
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario,
K7L 3N6

Phone: (613) 533-2465
Fax: (613) 533-2594


Teaching Subjects

  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Legal Research and Writing

Research Interests

  • Human Resource Management
  • Legal Information and Research
  • Legislation
  • Libraries and Librarianship
  • Publishing

Selected Publications


      • (with Bueckert) Introduction to the Law and Legal System of Canada (Toronto: Carswell, 2013)
      • (with Cotter) Managing Burnout in the Workplace: A Guide for Information Professionals (Oxford: Chandos, 2013)
      • (with Leonard) Updating Statutes and Regulations for all Canadian Jurisdictions, 5th ed (Toronto: Carswell, 2012).
      • (with Papadopolous & Cotter) The Practical Guide to Canadian Legal Research, 3rd ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2010)


      • “Managers, Stress, and the Prevention of Burnout in the Library Workplace,” in A. Woodsworth, ed. Advances in Librarianship (Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2014) 211-244.


      • (with Druery and Murphy) “Are Best Practices Really Best? A Review of the Best Practices Literature in Library and Information Studies” (2013) 8:4 Evidence Based Library and Information Practice,online:
      • “Are E-Books Making Us Stupid? Why Electronic Collections Mean Trouble for Libraries and Their Patrons" (2012) 3(2) International Journal of Digital Library Systems 27-47
        (Translated and reprinted with permission)  “Machen uns E-Books dumm?  Warum elektronische Bestände Bibliotheken und ihren Kunden Probleme bereiten können” (2013) 4 Fachbuch Journal 265-276.
      • “Cancellation of Print Primary Sources in Canadian Academic Law Libraries” (2012) 104:2 Law Library Journal 263-284
      • "Mission impossible? The Future of “paperless” Library Operations" (2011) 32: 4/5 Library Management 279
      • (Review Essay) “Book Publishing Today: Not for the Faint of Heart” (2011) Academic Matters, online:


      • 2014 recipient of the Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship
      • Book Review Editor, Canadian Law Library Review
      • Regular Contributor, Australian Law Librarian Journal
      • Regular Contributor, American Association of Law Libraries’ Spectrum

      Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000