McGill University has named Guylaine Beaudry the next Trenholme Dean of Libraries, effective September 1, 2022.
Beaudry is currently university librarian at Concordia University, and has also served as Concordia’s vice-provost of digital strategy. Under her leadership, Concordia renovated the Webster Library and transformed the Grey Nuns chapel into a reading room.
Before joining Concordia, Beaudry was the director of the Digital Publishing Centre at the Université de Montréal. She also cofounded Érudit, a publishing platform for scholarly books and journals in the social sciences and humanities, and served as its executive director.
Beaudry holds a PhD in the history of the book from the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris, France, and a master of library and information science from the Université de Montréal. She has published several academic articles and book chapters, as well as two books: La communication scientifique et le numérique and Profession : Bibliothécaire. She has served on the Royal Society of Canada’s Expert Panel on the status and future of libraries and archives in Canada.
At McGill, Beaudry will succeed Colleen Cook, who is stepping down August 31, 2022, after serving as Trenholme Dean of Libraries since January 2011.
For more information about Beaudry and this appointment, see the McGill University news release, “Guylaine Beaudry Appointed Next Trenholme Dean of Libraries.”