Dawn McKinnon


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

3459 McTavish Street Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C9


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Liaison Librarian for Management & Business



MLIS, McGill University, 2008

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



McKinnon, D. & Turp, C. (2022). Are Library Vendors Doing Enough to Protect Users? A Content Analysis of Major ILS Policies. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 48(2). 

Hanz, K. & McKinnon, D. (2021). Business Not As Usual: Library Study Spaces In the Pandemic. IFLA Library Buildings & Equipment Blog.

McKinnon, D., & Tummon, N. (2019). Measuring Usage: A Comprehensive Analysis of a Social Work Journal Collection. Serials Review. 

Tummon, N., & McKinnon, D. (2018). Attitudes and practices of Canadian academic librarians regarding library and online privacy: A national study. Library & Information Science Research, 40(2), 86-97.

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. & Turp C. (2022). Who is protecting patron privacy? OLA Virtual Super Conference, Virtual. Duration: 40 minutes. 

McKinnon, D. & Tummon, N. (2021). Libraries Grapple with the Social Dilemma. Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L) Conference, Virtual. Duration: 35 minutes. 

Hafner, J., Leive, C., McKinnon, D., & Senior A. (2018). Does the data ring true? An analysis of electronic music journals at McGill University. International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres, Leipzig, Germany. Duration: 20 minutes. 

Hafner, J., McKinnon, D., Morris, M., & Senior, A. (2018). Is there a (data) point? Are all of these measures useful? Library Assessment Conference, Houston, TX. Duration: 15 minutes. 

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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