France Bouthillier

Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor

France Bouthillier
Contact Information
Email address: 
france.bouthillier [at]
  • PhD, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto
  • MBSI (Master in Library and Information Studies), École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information, Université de Montréal
  • C. Admin, Département des sciences de l'administration, Université du Québec á Montréal
  • BEd, Département des sciences de l'éducation, Université du Québec á Montréal
  • GLIS 702
  • GLIS 665
  • GLIS 703
  • GLIS 704
Graduate supervision: 


  • Vera Granikov


Professional activities: 
  • Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice. Editorial Board 
  • American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST).
  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Insight Grant – Adjudication Committee 4B - Member
  • McGill Council of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies 
Research areas: 
Assessment of digital resources in the medical sector
Cross-cultural competitive intelligence
Information needs of small businesses
Intelligence analysis
Current research: 

Selected research activities


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council – Standard Research Grant
Developing an Interactive Virtual Forum to Study Children’s Online Interactions and Stakeholder Responsibilities to Promote Cyber-Safety for Canada’s Youngest Technology Users
PI: Shaheen Shariff, Faculty of Education. McGill. Co-Applicants: F. Bouthillier, T. Beran, V. Talwar, D. Zinga


Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Meetings, Planning & Dissemination Grant
Courriels Cochrane : Dissémination de la méthode d’évaluation des informations en milieu francophone
PI: Pierre Pluye and Roland M. Grad, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill. Collaborators: F. Bouthillier, R. Ladouceur, J. Mercer, B. Burnand, F. Légaré, G. Thériault, P. Frémont, F. Luconi, M. Labrecque, B. Marlow


Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Workshop & Research Community Development Funding Program
Electronic Knowledge Resources in Primary Healthcare
PI: Pierre Pluye and Roland M. Grad, Department of Family Medecine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill. Collaborators: F. Bouthillier, Craig Campbell, Marin Dawes, Bernard A. Marlow, Diana Tabatabai

2005-2008 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council – Standard Research Grant
The Use of Competitive Intelligence Technology by Competitive Intelligence Practitioners: A Comparison between the Private and Public Sectors
PI: F. Bouthillier
Selected publications: 

Book & book chapters

Bouthillier, F.  2009. Bibliothécaire: Une profession en constante évolution. In Bibliothécaire: Passeur de savoirs, edited by Corporation des bibliothécaires professionnels du Québec. Montréal : Carte Blanche. pp 105-112.

Jin, T. & F. Bouthillier. 2007.  Facilitating Access to Information through Collaboration: Examining the Role of Collaborative Technology in Competitive Intelligence. In Competitive Intelligence: An Introduction, edited by Amitabha Ghose. Hyderabad, India: ICFAI University Press. pp. 52-70.

Bouthillier, F. & K. Shearer. 2005. Understanding Knowledge Management and Information Management: Review of Empirical Evidence. In  Introducing Information Management: Information Research Reader, edited by Elena Maceviciute and Tom Wilson. London: Facet Publishing. pp.139-150.

Bouthillier, F. & K. Shearer. 2003. Assessing Competitive Intelligence Software: A Guide to Evaluating CI Technology. Medford, NJ: Information Today. (Competia Award)

Journal articles

Jin, T. & F. Bouthillier. 2012. The Integration of Intelligence Analysis into LIS Education. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. 53 (2) : 130-148.

Pluye, P., R. Grad, V.  Granikov, G. Theriault, P. Frémont, B. Burnand, J. Mercer, B. Marlow, B. Arroll, F. Luconi, F. Légaré, M. Labrecque, R, Ladouceur, F. Bouthillier, S. Bindiganavile Sridhar & J. Moscovici. 2012. Feasibility of a knowledge translation CME program: Courriels Cochrane. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. 32 (2): 134–141.

Julien, C.-A.,  C. Guastavino, & F. Bouthillier. 2012. Capitalizing on Information Organization and Information Visualization for the Future Generation Catalog. Library Trends. 61 (1) : 148-161.

Pluye, P., R. Grad, V. Granikov, G. Thériault, P. Frémont, J. Mercer, B. Marlow, B. Arroll, D. Luscini, F. Légaré, M. Labrecque, R. Ladouceur, M. Atmani, & F. Bouthilier. 2010. Courriels Cochrane : Un bref apprentissage réflexif individuel hebdomadaire. La Lettre du DPC. 19(2) : 2-5.

Julien, C.-A, & F. Bouthillier. 2008. Le catalogue réinventé. Documentation et bibliothèques. 54 (3) : 229-239.

Bouthillier, F., J.- M. Salaün. 2008. Le Québec, un endroit privilégié pour la formation en bibliothéconomie et sciences de l’information. Joint issue of Argus 37 (1) and Documentation et bibliothèques 54(2) :129-134.

Bouthillier, F. 2008. La réorganisation du travail dans les bibliothèques. Argus. 36(3) : 7-10.

Julien, C.-A , Leide, J. E.& F. Bouthillier. 2008. Controlled User Evaluations of Information Visualization Interfaces for Text Retrieval: Literature Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. 59 (6): 1012-1024.

Conference proceedings

Julien, C.-A., Guastavino, C., Bouthillier, F. & J. Leide. 2010. Subject Explorer 3D: A novel Virtual Reality Collection Browsing and Searching Tool. Information Science: Synergy through Diversity: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science. Concordia University, Montreal,Canada, June 2-4.

Jin, T. & F. Bouthillier. 2008. Information Behavior of Competitive Intelligence Professionals: A Convergence Approach. Information Beyond Borders: LIS interacting with other disciplines  36th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science.  University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. June 5 - 7.

Bao, X. & F. Bouthillier. 2007. Information Sharing As a Type of Information Behavior. Information Sharing in a Fragmented World: 35th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science. McGill University. May 10-12.

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