Sandy Hervieux

Sandy Hervieux

sandy.hervieux [at] 514-398-1087

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

Head Librarian, Nahum Gelber Law Library

I am responsible for working closely with administration, faculty, and students at the Faculty of Law to support all aspects of learning, teaching, and research.


Master of Library and Information Sciences, McGill University, 2014.

Bachelor of Arts (German Studies), McGill University, 2012.

Areas of interest

  • Virtual Reference
  • Artificial Intelligence in academic libraries
  • Digital Humanities
  • Information Literacy


Hervieux, S. & Wheatley, A. (Eds.). (2022). The Rise of AI: Implications and Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Academic Libraries. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries.

Mawhinney, T., & Hervieux, S. (2022). Dissonance between perceptions and use of virtual reference methods. College & Research Libraries.

Hervieux, S. (2021). Is the library open? How the pandemic has changed the provision of virtual reference services. Reference Services Review. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1108/RSR-04-2021-0014

Hervieux, S. (2021). “Telling a compelling story: Using the Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy to teach students how to critically use original library documents.” In R. Canuel & C. Crichton (Eds.), Approaches to liaison librarianship: Innovations in organization & engagement. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries. 

Hervieux, S., & Wheatley, A. (2021). Perceptions of artificial intelligence: A survey of academic librarians in Canada and the United States. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 47(1), 1-11. DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2020.102270

Wheatley, A., & Hervieux, S. (2019). Artificial intelligence in academic libraries: An environmental scan. Information Services and Use, 39(4), 347-356. DOI: 10.3233/ISU-190065

Canuel, R., Hervieux, S., Bergsten, V. Brault, A., & Burke, R. (2019). Developing and assessing a graduate student reference service. Reference Services Review, 47(4), 527-543. DOI: 10.1108/RSR-06-2019-0041

Hervieux, S. & Tummon, N. (2018). Let’s chat: The art of virtual reference instruction. Reference Services Review, 46(4), 529-542. (full text

Selected Presentations

Hervieux, S. (2021, June). Envisioning information literacy for all: A librarian’s engagement with Universal Design for Learning. Paper presented at the WILU conference, Online. 

Hanz, K., & Hervieux, S. (2021, June). Blending the old and the new: Tools for re-envisioning the literature review workshop. Paper presented at the WILU conference, Online. 

Hervieux, S., & Lange, J. (2021, June). Scholarly communications and the future of information literacy?: Graduate workshops in academic publishing and scholarly communications. Paper presented at the WILU conference, Online.

Wheatley, A. & Hervieux, S. (2021, June). Keeping up with AI: Providing artificial intelligence literacy instruction in the library. Paper presented at the WILU conference, Online. 

Hervieux, S., Lee, N., & Rod, A. (2021, May). What’s data got to do with it? Establishing a research data management curriculum online. Paper presented at the LOEX Conference, Online. 

Rod, A., Hervieux, S., & Lee, N. (2021, March). The zooming winds of change: Developing a new curriculum for RDM instruction from the virtual ground up. Paper presented at the Research Data Access & Preservation Summit, Online. 

Hervieux, S., & Tummon, N. (2021, February). Screen time: Adding screen sharing to your virtual reference service. Paper presented at the North American Virtual Reference Online Conference, Online.

Hervieux, S. (2020, November). Providing Virtual Reference Services During a Global Pandemic: Leveraging an Existing Library Service During Challenging Times. Paper presented at the Colloque des bibliothèques de l’enseignement supérieur (BES) du Congrès des professionnel.le.s de l’information (CPI), Montreal, QC. 

Duffy, E., Hervieux, S., & Wendt, H. (2020, January). C’est un rêve: Une collaboration entre professeure et bibliothécaire pour supporter la recherche savante numérique. Paper presented at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference, Toronto, ON.

Wheatley, A., & Hervieux, S. (2019, May). Need research? Ask Siri: Evaluating the impact of virtual assistant AI on the future of the research process. Paper presented at the NFAIS 2019 AI Conference, Alexandria, VA. 

Hanz, K., & Hervieux, S. (2019, May). Braving the wilderness: Using text analysis and encoding to teach students about literature reviews. Paper presented at the LOEX Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN. 

Tummon, N. & Hervieux, S. (2018, April). Let’s chat: The art of delivering information literacy instruction in a virtual reference setting. Paper presented at the Librarian’s Information Literacy Annual Conference, Liverpool, UK.


ACRL, Association of College and Research Libraries, Politics, Policy and International Relations Section

  • Vendor/Publisher Liaison and Review Committee, Chair (2020/21)
  • Professional Development Committee, Member (2020/22)

ABQLA, L’Association des bibliothécaires du Québec, Quebec Library Association.

  • ABQLA President (2020/21)

ABO-FRANCO, OLA, Ontario Library Association

  • Advisor (2017/19)


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