Jessica Lange

Jessica.Lange [at] 514-398-2895

550 Sherbrooke West, West Tower
6th floor, suite 680
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B9


Associate Dean, Library Technology (interim) 


MLIS, McGill University, 2009

Artist Diploma (Oboe Performance), University of Western Ontario, 2006

BMus Honours (Music History), University of Western Ontario, 2005

Areas of interest

  • Scholarly communication
  • Open access
  • Publishing


Editorial Board Member 

Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communications (2023-present)

Canadian journal of Academic Librarianship (2022-present)

Editor-in-Chief (2018-2020)

Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

Selected publications

Harris, R., Lange, J., & Lasou, P. (2024). "Plan S and Open Access (OA) in Quebec: What does the revised FRQ OA policy mean for researchers. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. doi: 10.18438/eblip30413 (full-text)

Lange, J., & Severson, S. (2024). "Organizational Structures and Relationships in Canadian, Noncommercial Journals: Supporting Scholar-Led Publishing". College & Research Libraries, 85(1), 78. doi:10.5860/crl.85.1.78 (full-text)

Lange, J. (2022, September 15). "Removing author fees can help open access journals make research available to everyone". The Conversation. 

Lange, J., & Severson, S. (2022). "Work It: Looking at Labour and Compensation in Canadian Non-Commercial Scholarly Journals”. KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies 6 (2):1-21. doi:10.18357/kula.151. (full-text)

Lange, J., & Severson, S. (2021). "What Are the Characteristics of Canadian Independent, Scholarly Journals? Results from a Website Analysis". Journal of Electronic Publishing, 24(1). doi:10.3998/jep.153. (full-text)

Lange, J., & Hanson, C. (2020). “You Need to Make it as Easy as Possible for Me”: Creating Scholarly Communication Reports for Liaison Librarians. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 8(1), p.eP2329. doi: 10.7710/2162-3309.2329. (full-text)

Kohn, A., & Lange, J. (2018). Confused about copyright? Assessing researchers’ comprehension of
copyright transfer agreements.  Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 6(1), eP2253. doi:10.7710/2162-3309.2253. (full-text)

Lange, J. (2016). Scholarly management publications and open access funding mandates: A review of publisher policies. Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review. 1(3), 15-27. (full-text)

Lange, J., Miller-Nesbitt, A., & Severson, S. (2016). Reducing noise in the academic library: The effectiveness of installing noise meters. Library Hi Tech, 34(1), 45-63. doi: 10.1108/LHT-04-2015-0034 (full-text)

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. doi: 10.1353/pla.2014.0031 (full-text)

Holder, S., & Lange, J. (2014). Looking and listening: A mixed-methods study of space use and user satisfaction. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 9(3).(full-text)

Hanz, K, & Lange, J. (2013). Using student questions to direct information literacy workshops. Reference Services Review, 41(3), 532 -546. (full-text)

Lange, J., Canuel, R., & Fitzgibbons, M. (2011). Tailoring information literacy instruction and library  services for continuing education.  Journal of Information Literacy, 5(2), 66-80.(full-text)

Selected talks and presentations

Betz, Sonya, Clark, Jessica, Hatherill, Jeanette, & Lange, Jessica. (October 25, 2023). Creating a Canadian Library Publishing Community to Support Diamond Open Access. Poster presented at the Diamond Open Open Access Conference, Toluca, Mexico. (poster)

Lange, Jessica & Morugama, Vidu. (May 18, 2023). Growing capacity: Designing an open science information literacy session. Presented at the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU), Montreal, Canada. Duration: 45 minutes. (slides)

Lange, Jessica & Turp, Clara. (March 17, 2023). Managing systems with care: What about the maintenance phase? Presented at code4Lib, Princeton, USA. Duration:15 minutes (in person).  

Lange, J., & Severson, S. (2022). Let’s talk about labour: Compensation, hours worked, and workflow in non-commercial Canadian journals. Presentation at the Library Publishing Forum. Pittsburgh, USA. May 25, 2022. Duration: 30 minutes (slides)

Hervieux, S., & Lange, J. (2021). Scholarly communications and the future of information literacy: ​ Graduate workshops in academic publishing and scholarly​ communications. Presentation at the Workshop in Instruction in Library Use (WILU). Online. June 24, 2021. Duration: 45 minutes (slides).

Lange, J. (2020). Imposter Syndrome, Vulnerability, and Project Management: Leading an Institutional Repository Migration. Presentation at code4Lib. Pittsburgh, USA. March 10, 2020. Duration: 20 minutes. (slides

Lange, J., & Severson, S. (2020). Documenting labour in Canadian, independent scholarly journal publishing: Phase 1 results and discussion. Presentation given at the Library Publishing Forum. Online. May 4, 2020. Duration: 20 minutes (slides)

Lange, J. (2019). Being an editor on a library-hosted platform. Presentation given at the Library Publishing Forum. Vancouver, Canada. May 10, 2019. Duration: 25 minutes.

Lange, J. (2019). Student Journal Publishing 101 Workshop. Presentation given at the Library Publishing Forum. Vancouver, Canada. May 9, 2019. Duration: 20 minutes. (slides)

Lange, J. (2018). A marriage of convenience: Engaging colleagues with scholarly communications. Poster presented at FORCE2018, Montreal, Canada. October 11, 2018. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.1453340. (poster)

Hanz, K., & Lange, J. (2016). Sprint into your library! Developing on online orientation game for students. Presentation at the 84th Quebec Library Association (ABLQA) Annual Conference. Gelber Conference Centre, Montreal, Canada. May 4, 2016. Duration: 30 minutes.

Lange, J. (2015). Ready reference: Reaching students through an online reference FAQ. Presentation at the Congrés des Milieux Documentaires du Québec. Palais des Congrés, Montreal, Canada. November 18, 2015. Duration: 20 minutes. 

Hanz, K., & Lange, J. (2013). Beyond the university gates: Effective methods for teaching career-oriented IL skills to students in professional programs. Workshop given at the 41st Annual Library Orientation Exchange (LOEX) National Conference. Nashville, USA, May 3 2013. Duration: 50 minutes.

Lange, J., Lannon, A., & McKinnon, D. (2013). Reimagining library service practices: When less is more. Webinar given at the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference. Online. April 11, 2013. Duration: 60 minutes.

Canuel, R., Fitzgibbons, M. & Lange, J. (2012). Study skills for success: Extending librarians’ impact with continuing education students. Webinar given at the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Spring Virtual Institute: Extending Reach, Proving Value: Collaborations Strengthen Communities. Online. April 19, 2012. Duration: 20 minutes.

Lange, J., & McKinnon, D. (2012). Informed practice: Using ACRL information literacy objectives to redirect library instruction. Presentation at the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU). Edmonton, Canada. May 24, 2012. Duration: 50 minutes.

Canuel, R., Fitzgibbons, M., & Lange, J. (2011).  IL in the future: Tailoring services for continuing education learners.  Workshop given at the Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC). British Library, London, England. April 20 2011. Duration: 60 minutes.

Fitzgibbons, M., Lange, J., & Canuel, R. (2011).  Diverse learners, diverse services: Reaching out to continuing education students and instructors. Presentation at the 39th Annual Library Orientation Exchange (LOEX) National Conference - Fiesta de Excelencia: Celebrating Excellence in Library Instruction. Fort Worth, USA. May 6, 2011.Duration: 50 minutes.

Hanz, K., & Lange, J. (2011). What they don’t know can help you: Creating information sessions based on a  pre-assessment of students’ library knowledge. Presentation at the 39thAnnualLibrary Orientation Exchange (LOEX) National Conference –Fiesta de Excelencia: Celebrating Excellence in Library Instruction. Fort Worth, USA. May 7, 2011. Duration: 50 minutes.


"Organizational Structure and Workflows For Canadian Scholarly Journals." 2020-2021. (Lange, J., & Severson, S). Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Research in Librarianship Grant. $3000.


GLIS 638 – Business Information (2013). School of Information Studies, Faculty of Education. McGill University, Montreal, QC. Lecturer.



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