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Deena Yanofsky

Deena [dot] Yanofsky [at] mcgill [dot] ca 514-398-1087

Room M1-72A, McLennan Library Building


  • Maps
  • Political Science

Liaison Librarian

Responsible for teaching, learning, and research support in the Humanities and Social Sciences, with liaison responsibilities for the Department of Political Science; specialised reference and instruction support in geospatial information discovery and access, with specific responsibility for the Library’s map collection.


▪︎ Master of Information Studies in Archival Studies, University of Toronto, 2006
▪︎ Master of Arts in English Literature, McGill University, 2000
▪︎ Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, York University, 1998

Areas of Interest

▪︎ Information Literacy and Digital Citizenship
▪︎ Open Government and Open Data
▪︎ Digital (Geo)Humanities

Professional Activities

▪︎ Vice President, Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA)
▪︎ Standing Committee, Academic & Research Libraries Section, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
▪︎ Steering Committee, Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table

Recent Publications

Yanofsky, D. (2011). Scholars in the humanities are reluctant to cite e–texts as primary materials. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 6(1), 68-70.  Retrieved from http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/9196/7862

Recent Presentations

Olshefsky, T., & Yanofsky, D. (2014, June). Reimagining paper map collections for the 21st century information landscape. Presentation delivered at CARTO 2014, Montreal, QC.

Yanofsky, D. (2014, March). The nature and future of open data. Presentation delivered at Geospatial Advancement Canada. Ottawa, ON. 

Yanofsky, D. (2013, May). In our time: Open government, civic engagement, and academic libraries. Presentation delivered at the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU), Fredericton, NB.

Yanofsky, D. (2012, May). Open data and the city of Montreal. Presentation delivered at the Canadian Library Association Montreal Network: Getting Up To Date on Government Information. Montreal, QC. Retrieved from: http://www.slideshare.net/dawnmckinnon/open-dataandthecityofmontreal


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