Svetlana Kochkina

Svetlana Kochkina

Svetlana [dot] Kochkina [at] mcgill [dot] ca 514-398-4715 x00168

Nahum Gelber Law Library
3660 Peel Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1W9


  • Law

Liaison librarian

Provides library and information services and builds collections to support teaching, learning, research taking place at the McGill University Law Faculty.


  • PhD candidate, School of Information Studies, McGill University (in progress)
  • MLIS, McGill University
  • MA, BA, Saint-Petersburg State University

Areas of interest

  • Rare books and special collections
  • History of the book
  • Collection development
  • Information literacy

Recent professional activities

  • BSC, Council 2015 - current
  • BSC, Fellowships Committee, 2015 - current
  • BSC, Fundraising Committee, 2015 - current
  • CALL, Professional Development Committee, chair, 2016 - current
  • CALL, Website Editorial Board, 2013 - current

Selected publications

Cote, M., Kochkina, S., & Mawhinney, T. (2016). Do you want to chat?: Re-evaluating organization of virtual reference service at an academic library. Reference and User Services Quarterly, 56(1), 36-46. 

Kochkina, S. (2016).  Listening to the dead with our eyes: François Olivier-Martin’s library, a mirror image of a legal historian. Library & Information History, 32(3), 203-218. 

Menard, E. et al. (2016). A second life for TIIARA: From bilingual to multilingual! Knowledge Organization, 43(1), 22-35. 

Kochkina, S. (2014). Thomas Mussen collection. In J. Tomm (Ed.), Meetings with Books. Montreal: McGill University Press, 154-155. 

Kochkina, S. (2014). Wainwright collection. In J. Tomm (Ed.), Meetings with Books. Montreal: McGill University Press, 212-213.

Kochkina, S. (2013). Methods of selection and acquisition of European French monographs in an academic law library. Collection Management, 38(2), 104-118.

Kochkina, S. (2013). Discovering a ‘hidden’ collection: Early printed books and old master prints in the McGill Library collected by T.W. Mussen. Fontanus, 13, 25-32.

Selected presentations

Kochkina, S. Evolution through Translation: Exploring Paratextual Elements of French and English Editions of “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”. Paper presented at the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing Conference, Montreal, QC, July 9th, 2015.

Kochkina, S. Law Libraries’ Response to the Wave of Social Media: Developing Effective Solutions in New Economic Realities. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Law Libraries Conference, Moncton, NB, May 5th, 2015. 

Kochkina, S. Library of a Legal Scholar: In Search of Lost Boundaries. Paper presented at the Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture Conference, St. Catharines, ON, May the 27th, 2014.

Dysert, A., Garland, J., & Kochkina, S. Anatomy Theaters, Legal Dramas, and Landscape Staging: Unexpected Performances in Special Collections. Paper presented at the Rare Books and Manuscripts Preconference of American Library Association, Minneapolis, MN, June the 28th, 2013.


Kochkina, S. & Smith, S. (2016). Remembering the Nuremberg Trials: 70 Years Later. Nahum Gelber Law Library.

Kochkina, S. (2016). Le droit en images: Faire rire, découvrir et apprendre. Nahum Gelber Law Library.

Kochkina, S. & Smith, S. (2015). Justice, justice shall you pursue”: Jewish Law from Biblical Times to the Present”. Nahum Gelber Law Library.

Kochkina, S. (2015). Annie MacDonald Langstaff. Nahum Gelber Law Library.

Kochkina, S. (2014). In Loving Memory of Hugh Patrick Glenn (1940 – 2014). Nahum Gelber Law Library.

Kochkina, S. (2014). Thought and Action: Fragments of Professor Roderick Alexander Macdonald’s Life in the Law (1948-2014). Nahum Gelber Law Library.

Kochkina, S. (2013). Ancienne collection de François Olivier–Martin: Histoire du droit français des origines à la Révolution. Nahum Gelber Law Library.

Kochkina, S. (2013). Passion Pursued with Discipline: Prints Collection of Thomas W. Mussen. McGill Rare Books and Special Collections.

Kochkina, S. (2012). Restored Rare Books at McGill Law Library. Nahum Gelber Law Library.


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