Dawn McKinnon

dawn.mckinnon [at] mcgill.ca 514-398-5499

3459 McTavish Street Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C9


Coordinator, Ebooks & Cataloguing

I work in Collection Services to help provide access to ebooks and eresources, troubleshoot access problems, and catalogue. I also work with the collection development team, to respond to licensing and acquisitions questions.



MLIS, McGill University, 2008

BA Social Sciences (Economics) with BFA Minor (Writing), University of Victoria, 2002



Colosimo, A. L., Desmeules, R. E., & McKinnon, D. (2017). Whole-person mentoring for every stage of careers in librarianshipLibrary Leadership & Management, 32(1).

Hanz, K. & McKinnon, D. (2017). When Librarians Hit the Books: Uses of and Attitudes Toward E-books. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 44(1), 1-14.

Lange, J., Lannon, A. & McKinnon, D. (2014). The Measureable Effects of Closing a Branch Library: Circulation, Instruction, and Service Perception. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 14(4), 633-651.

Lannon, A. and McKinnon, D. (2013). Business E-book Usage in a Research Library. Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship. 18(2), 89-99.

McKinnon, D. (2016). Using Perceptions and Preferences from Public Services Staff to Improve Error Reporting and Workflows. Library Resources & Technical Services. 60(2), 115-129.



Selected Presentations

McKinnon, D. (2017, April.) Do the numbers add up? Taking a holistic approach to e-resource usage. Presentation, Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference, Austin, TX. Duration: 45 minutes.

McKinnon, D. (2016, January). E-Resource Management Tips. Invited presentation at the OCLC WorldShare Metadata Users Group Meeting, American Library Association Mid-Winter Conference, Boston, MA. Duration: 45 minutes.

Cardozo, P., Tummon, N., & McKinnon, D. (2016, May) Thresholds of privacy: How librarians play a role in educating patrons about online privacy. Presentation at Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU), Vancouver, BC. Joint Presentation. Material prepared by P. Cardozo, D. McKinnon, and N. Tummon, presented by P. Cardozo and N. Tummon. Duration: 45 minutes.

Hafner, J., McKinnon, D. & Senior, A. (2015, August). Easy Browse Lists: Giving patrons the access they want using the WorldCat KB API. Peer-reviewed poster presentation presented at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) General Conference and Assembly, Cape Town, South Africa. Material prepared by D. McKinnon and A. Senior, presented by J. Hafner. Duration: 2 hours.

Lange, J., Lannon, A.  & McKinnon, D. (2013, April). Reimagining Library Service Practices: When Less is More. Interactive Webinar presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries Virtual Conference. Online. April 13, 2013. Duration: 60 minutes.

Lannon, A., McKinnon, D. & Hafner, J. (2012, August). McGill’s Libdispenser: Providing high-demand materials 24x7 with a self-serve kiosk. Peer-reviewed poster presentation presented at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) General Conference and Assembly, Helsinki, Finland. Material prepared by A. Lannon and D. McKinnon, presented by J. Hafner. Duration: 2 hours.









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