Concordia University

Michelle Lake, BA, MLIS

Government Publications Librarian, Libraries
Political Science, School of Community & Public Affairs and First Peoples Studies Subject Librarian , Libraries

Office: S-LB 509-01 
J.W. McConnell Building,
1400 De Maisonneuve W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 7361


Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario: 2007

Honours B.A. in English Literature, with a minor in History, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario: 2004

Research interests

Canadian Government Information
Government Deposit Systems
Library partnerships and shared collections
Transition of print to electronic resources
Collection development
Indigenous library services
Indigenous studies collections


Carson, P., Colosimo, A. L., Lake, M., & McMillan, B. (2014). A "partnership" for the professional development of librarian researchers. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 9(2).

Lake, M. (2014). 13 Questions with…Michelle Lake.

Carson, P., Lake, M., & Hall, K. (2014, January 13). Opinion: Clearing up misconceptions about librarians. The Montreal Gazette.

Lake, M. (2013). Profile: Michelle Lake. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 8(1). Retrieved from

ABQLA Bulletin. Co-editor with Rosarie Coughlan, ABQLA, Montreal, Quebec, April 2012-May 2014.

Presentations and posters

'Why can’t I findthis online? Investigating persistent access to print and digital Government information.' Co-Presentation with with Graeme Campbell (Queen’sU) and Catherine McGoveran (UofOttawa) at the 2017 OLA Super Conference, Toronto, ON, Friday, February 3, 2017. 

Documenting Print Depositories. Co-Presentation with Graeme Campbell (Queen’sU) and Catherine McGoveran (UofOttawa) at Ontario Government Information Day,  Waterloo, Ontario, Monday, December 7,2015.

All Librarian’s Meeting Presentation: ‘CARL/CRL Leviathan North: Long-term Access to Government Information in the Digital Age Report’ at Webster Library, June 18, 2015.

'Here today, where tomorrow? Monitoring and making sense of Government of Canada web content changes in a post-depository environment.' Co-presented panel with Amanda Wakaruk (UofAlberta) and Catherine McGoveran (UofOttawa) at the 2015 CLA Conference & Trade Show, Ottawa, Ontario, Thursday, June 4, 2015.

'Research planning:Towards developing a personal research agenda.' Co-presented with April Colosimo (McGill) for the McGill Libraries’ Professional Issues Committee (PIC) of MAUT-LS Workshop Series, on December 17, 2014.

Core Journals in Canadian Aboriginal Studies: Academic Library Perspectives.Presented at the Librarians’ Research Forum, Concordia University, April 14, 2014.

DLI/Statistics Canada Power Hour.’ Co-presented with Susie Breier (Concordia) for the Librarians Power Hour Series, February 5, 2013.

‘Brown Bag: Librarians Research Institute.’ Co-presented with Pamela Carson (Concordia) at the Concordia Librarians Forum Brown Bag Lunch Series, September 27, 2012.

Research using LinkedIn.’ Co-presented with Rajiv Johal (Concordia) at the Conference, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, February 11, 2011.

‘The Structure of Instructing: How new librarians are supported in the planning and delivery of information literacy in academic libraries.’ Co-presented with Nicole Carter (Carleton) at WILU, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, May 26, 2009.

‘Does the reference desk need librarians?  Perspectives from McMaster University Libraries.’ Co-presented with Donna Millard (McMaster) at the OLA SuperConference , Toronto, Ontario,  January 29, 2009.

Poster facilitations

Core  Journals in Canadian Aboriginal Studies: Academic Library Perspectives. Co-presented with Kirsten Huhn at OLA SuperConference, Toronto, Ontario, January 31, 2014.

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