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Librarians & Archivists

christopher.lyons [at] (Christopher Lyons) 514-398-4708
Head Librarian
Curatorial responsibilities:

  • Canadiana, including: the Lawrence Lande Collection of Canadiana, the Rodolphe Joubert Collection on French Canada, the Canadian Pamphlet Collection, and Canadian trade catalogues
  • Canadian literature (published)
  • Sports, including the Olympics
  • Twentieth century history

Jennifer Garland 514-398-4785
Assistant Head Librarian 
Curatorial responsibilities:

  • Blackader-Lauterman Collection of Architecture & Art (and affiliated collections: Prints, Photographs, Postcards, Woodblock Collection, Illustrated Books, Thomas Bewick, William Blake, Max Stern)
  • John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection (and affiliated material, including Expo '67 Collection)
  • Manuscripts: Cuneiform tablets; Ancient Greek, Islamic (with Anais Salamon), Near Eastern, and Indian

refdesk.archives [at] (Julien Couture) 514-398-6929
Curatorial responsibilities: 

  • Archivist, Historic Archival Collections

ann.holland [at] (Ann Marie Holland) 514-398-4707
Curatorial responsibilities:

  • William Colgate History of Printing Collection, including publisher’s series, chapbooks
  • Enlightenment Collections, including: Voltaire, Rousseau, Hume, and Burney
  • Napoleon Collection
  • Medieval Manuscripts & Incunabula 
  • Redpath Tract Collection
  • Raymond Klibansky Collection
  • Shakespeare Collection
  • Canadiana: New France, Historical Tourist Guides, and Arctic Exploration 

Elis.Ing [at] (Elis Ing) 514-398-7172
Curatorial responsibilities:

  • Archival collections (RBSC)
  • Children's and juvenile literature (including: the Sheila R. Bourke Collection; the Norman Friedman Boy Scout Collection; the Soviet Children’s Book Collection)
  • Rosalynde Stearn Puppet Collection
  • Cookbooks and menus
  • Judaica collections (including: the Saul Shapiro Collection of Anglo-American Judaica; the Joe Fishstein Collection of Yiddish Poetry; the Lewin Collection)
  • Joseph N. Nathanson Collection of Lincolniana
  • 20th century popular print culture (including the Western and Cowboy Fiction Collection)
  • Outdoor recreation literature (hunting, fishing)

adria.seccareccia [at] (Adria Seccareccia) 
Curatorial Responsibilities: 

  • Archivist, Historic Archival Collections

Lauren.williams [at] (Lauren Williams) 514-398-1364
Curatorial responsibilities:

  • Blacker Wood Natural History Collection
  • History of science
  • William Dawson Pamphlet Collection
  • Maps, including atlases and folded maps
  • Women's studies
  • Literature (playbills, theatre programmes)
  • Macdonald College Rare Collection
  • Indigenous studies 


melissa.como [at] (Melissa Como) 514-398-4711
Head Library Clerk

octavian.sopt [at] (Octavian Sopt) 514-398-7337
Senior Documentation Technician

Project Archivist(s)

aeron.machattie [at] (Aeron MacHattie)
Young Canada Works Intern


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