Melissa Rivosecchi

melissa.rivosecchi [at] 514-398-1713

McLennan Library Building
3459 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C9


  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Career and Professional Development
  • Finance
  • Geospatial Data
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Operations Management

Professional headshot of Melissa - dark brown hair, light brown glasses, wearing black long sleeve sweater standing in front of bookshelves.

Liaison Librarian for Management, Business & Geospatial Data Services

I support students and faculty at the Desautels Faculty of Management in the research areas of Finance, Accounting, Information Systems and Operations Management. I am available for tailored in-class instruction regarding how to find business and financial information using specialized library databases. I can also provide individual or group consultations to students and faculty who wish to learn more about using library services and resources to support their research.


Academic interests

  • Social media
  • Library communication and marketing
  • Inclusion and accessibility
  • Instructional Design/Educational Technology
  • Data visualization



Educational Technology (18 credits completed - graduate courses), Concordia University, Montreal, QC: 2015 - 2017.

Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), Specialization in Librarianship, McGill University, Montreal, QC: 2013-2015.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) with Distinction, Specialization Human Environment, Concordia University, Montreal, QC: 2010-2013.



Winn, D., Rivosecchi, M., Bjerke, J., & Groenendyk, M. (2017). MTL 2.0: A report on the social media usage and user engagement of the “Big Four” academic libraries in Montréal. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 43, 297-304.

Winn, D., Groenendyk, M., & Rivosecchi, M. (2015). Like, comment, retweet: Understanding student social media preferences. Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 10(2), 1-14.

Rivosecchi, M. (2014). Social media in an academic library: One piece of the puzzle. CLA Feliciter, 60(4), 45-46.



Rivosecchi, M. (2018, February). Career tips for new graduates: One McGill grad's path to academic librarianship. Conference session presented at InfoNexus, Montreal, QC.

Rivosecchi, M., & Kung, J. (2016, April). Reimagining instructional design to engage finance students. Poster session presented at Concordia Libraries Research Forum, Montreal, QC.

Groenendyk, M., Winn, D., Polk, S., Rivosecchi, M., & Bjerke, J. (2015, May 7). Friend, follow, comment: An analysis of social media use by academic libraries in Montréal. Presentation at the l'Association des bibliothécaires du Québec - Quebec Library Association (ABQLA)Montreal, QC.


Service: University and Professional


Association des bibliothécaires du Québec - Quebec Library Association (ABQLA)

  • ABQLA Social Media Editor (2017/18)

  • ABQLA Professional Mentor (2016 and 2017)

  • ABQLA member (since 2015)

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