Lauren Bourdages

Library Technician and Copyright Speclialist in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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I am the Copyright & Reserves Supervisor at the Wilfrid Laurier University Library and I love what I do.

I am currently enrolled in the online Masters of Library and Information Science program at the University of Alberta. I specialise in technical and public services in libraries with a focus on copyright, course reserves, and open education.

Putting people together with whatever type of information they want and need is what I am all about. Access to information on all fronts matters, whether that's via affordable course materials or accessible formats. To that end, I serve on my library's Accessibility Committee and our Student Advisory Committee and I am incredibly proud to fill these roles.

I have strong opinions about the future of the library & information industry. I'm a huge advocate for the role that Library & Information Technicians and MLIS holders can play in non-traditional jobs in the information side of the industry. My advocacy in this area is what's led me to co-host the #lisprochat on Twitter where we talk about trends in all areas of the LIS industry.

Since starting my MLIS I've also been using my opinions to write articles on library education and the library industry for Hack Library School.

I'm also currently a Graduate Research Assistant for Michael McNally at UAlberta, working on the Opening Up Copyright instructional modules.

  • Work
    • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Education
    • Conestoga College
    • Wilfrid Laurier University
    • University of Alberta