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Jennifer Garland

Jennifer [dot] Garland [at] mcgill [dot] ca 514-398-4785

Humanities and Social Sciences Library
McLennan Library Building
3459 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C9


  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Communication Studies

Liaison Librarian

Supports teaching, learning, research and outreach activities in Rare Books and Special Collections and as the liaison librarian for the Department of Art History and Communications Studies and for the School of Architecture. Responsible for the John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection. Office Hours jennifer [dot] garland [at] mcgill [dot] ca (by appointment).


  • Master of Library and Information Studies, McGill University, 2007
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, NSCAD University, 2001

Areas of Interest

  • Architectural archives
  • Special collections
  • Visual resources

Professional Activities


  • Michelle Gauthier Professional Development Award, ARLIS/NA MOQ, 2010

Selected Publications and Presentations

Garland, J. (2014). "Locating traces of hidden visual culture in rare books and special collections: A case study in visual literacy." Art Documentation, 33(2). forthcoming

Garland, J., Huising, R. and J. Struben (2013). “What if technology worked in harmony with nature?” Imagining climate change through Prius advertisements.” Organization, 20(5): 679-704.

“Anatomy Theaters, Legal Dramas, and Landscape Staging: Unexpected Performances in Special Collections. With Anna Dysert and Svetlana Kochkina. ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Preconference, Minneapolis, MN, June 26, 2013.

“Curating Print Collections in the Digital Age.” With Sean Swanick. IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Helsinki, Finland, August 13, 2012.

“Lacquer Illustrated Bindings: Syncretic Elements of Painting and Writing.” With Sean Swanick. 38th Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies, Saint Louis, MI, October, 14, 2011.

Cooke, N., and J. Garland (2008) “Putting Questions to Images: The Chatelaine Project.” Visual Resources Association Bulletin, 35(2): 86-93.

“Ladies, Housewives, Soldiers and Seductresses: Four Stages in the Development of Magazine Advertising Techniques in North America 1900-1950.” With Nathalie Cooke. Women’s Magazines, New Women and the Reconfiguration of Genres Conference, Heidelberg University, Germany, April 30, 2007.


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