Lauren Bourdages

Librarian, Copyright Specialist, and Supervisor 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 graduated from the online Masters of Library and Information Science program at the University of Alberta in June 2022. I specialise in technical and client-focused services in libraries with specialities in copyright, instruction, 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.

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