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France Bouthillier

Dr. France Bouthillier


Director; Associate Professor



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Abridged Curriculum Vitae


PhD, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto
MBSI (Master in Library and Information Studies), École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information, Université de Montréal
C. Admin, Département des sciences de l'administration, Université du Québec á Montréal
BEd, Département des sciences de l'éducation, Université du Québec á Montréal

Current administrative & professional activities

  • Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice. Editorial Board – Member
  • American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST). Annual Meeting 2013 – Montreal - Co-Chair (with Boryung Ju); Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management (ICKM)
  • Association for Library and Information Science Education. Research Grant Competition Committee – Chair; Nominating Committee - Member
  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Insight Grant – Adjudication Committee 4B - Member
  • McGill Council of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies - Member

Teaching & supervision


PhD supervision


Research interests

Intelligence analysis, cross-cultural competitive intelligence, evaluation of competitive intelligence technologies, assessment of digital resources in the medical sector, information needs of small businesses.

    Selected research activities


    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council – Standard Research Grant
    Developing an Interactive Virtual Forum to Study Children’s Online Interactions and Stakeholder Responsibilities to Promote Cyber-Safety for Canada’s Youngest Technology Users
    PI: Shaheen Shariff, Faculty of Education. McGill. Co-Applicants: F. Bouthillier, T. Beran, V. Talwar, D. Zinga


    Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Meetings, Planning & Dissemination Grant
    Courriels Cochrane : Dissémination de la méthode d’évaluation des informations en milieu francophone
    PI: Pierre Pluye and Roland M. Grad, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill. Collaborators: F. Bouthillier, R. Ladouceur, J. Mercer, B. Burnand, F. Légaré, G. Thériault, P. Frémont, F. Luconi, M. Labrecque, B. Marlow


    Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Workshop & Research Community Development Funding Program
    Electronic Knowledge Resources in Primary Healthcare
    PI: Pierre Pluye and Roland M. Grad, Department of Family Medecine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill. Collaborators: F. Bouthillier, Craig Campbell, Marin Dawes, Bernard A. Marlow, Diana Tabatabai

    2005-2008 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council – Standard Research Grant
    The Use of Competitive Intelligence Technology by Competitive Intelligence Practitioners: A Comparison between the Private and Public Sectors
    PI: F. Bouthillier

    Selected publications

    Book & book chapters

    Bouthillier, F.  2009. Bibliothécaire: Une profession en constante évolution. In Bibliothécaire: Passeur de savoirs, edited by Corporation des bibliothécaires professionnels du Québec. Montréal : Carte Blanche. pp 105-112.

    Jin, T. & F. Bouthillier. 2007.  Facilitating Access to Information through Collaboration: Examining the Role of Collaborative Technology in Competitive Intelligence. In Competitive Intelligence: An Introduction, edited by Amitabha Ghose. Hyderabad, India: ICFAI University Press. pp. 52-70.

    Bouthillier, F. & K. Shearer. 2005. Understanding Knowledge Management and Information Management: Review of Empirical Evidence. In  Introducing Information Management: Information Research Reader, edited by Elena Maceviciute and Tom Wilson. London: Facet Publishing. pp.139-150.

    Bouthillier, F. & K. Shearer. 2003. Assessing Competitive Intelligence Software: A Guide to Evaluating CI Technology. Medford, NJ: Information Today. (Competia Award)

    Journal articles

    Jin, T. & F. Bouthillier. 2012. The Integration of Intelligence Analysis into LIS Education. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. 53 (2) : 130-148.

    Pluye, P., R. Grad, V.  Granikov, G. Theriault, P. Frémont, B. Burnand, J. Mercer, B. Marlow, B. Arroll, F. Luconi, F. Légaré, M. Labrecque, R, Ladouceur, F. Bouthillier, S. Bindiganavile Sridhar & J. Moscovici. 2012. Feasibility of a knowledge translation CME program: Courriels Cochrane. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. 32 (2): 134–141.

    Julien, C.-A.,  C. Guastavino, & F. Bouthillier. 2012. Capitalizing on Information Organization and Information Visualization for the Future Generation Catalog. Library Trends. 61 (1) : 148-161.

    Pluye, P., R. Grad, V. Granikov, G. Thériault, P. Frémont, J. Mercer, B. Marlow, B. Arroll, D. Luscini, F. Légaré, M. Labrecque, R. Ladouceur, M. Atmani, & F. Bouthilier. 2010. Courriels Cochrane : Un bref apprentissage réflexif individuel hebdomadaire. La Lettre du DPC. 19(2) : 2-5.

    Julien, C.-A, & F. Bouthillier. 2008. Le catalogue réinventé. Documentation et bibliothèques. 54 (3) : 229-239.

    Bouthillier, F., J.- M. Salaün. 2008. Le Québec, un endroit privilégié pour la formation en bibliothéconomie et sciences de l’information. Joint issue of Argus 37 (1) and Documentation et bibliothèques 54(2) :129-134.

    Bouthillier, F. 2008. La réorganisation du travail dans les bibliothèques. Argus. 36(3) : 7-10.

    Julien, C.-A , Leide, J. E.& F. Bouthillier. 2008. Controlled User Evaluations of Information Visualization Interfaces for Text Retrieval: Literature Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. 59 (6): 1012-1024.

    Conference proceedings

    Julien, C.-A., Guastavino, C., Bouthillier, F. & J. Leide. 2010. Subject Explorer 3D: A novel Virtual Reality Collection Browsing and Searching Tool. Information Science: Synergy through Diversity: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science. Concordia University, Montreal,Canada, June 2-4.

    Dillon, A., Bouthillier, F. Sonnenwald, D. and  D. Bawden.  2010. The LIS Domain: Emerging, Expanding, Blending or Collapsing. CoLIS 7th- Unity in Diversity: International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science. London, England. June 21-24.

    Jin, T. & F. Bouthillier. 2008. Information Behavior of Competitive Intelligence Professionals: A Convergence Approach. Information Beyond Borders: LIS interacting with other disciplines  36th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science.  University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. June 5 - 7.

    Bao, X. & F. Bouthillier. 2007. Information Sharing As a Type of Information Behavior. Information Sharing in a Fragmented World: 35th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science. McGill University. May 10-12.