Structure and operations


The Library is, first and foremost, about thirty people who all work towards the same goal—to offer quality information services and collections—regardless of the work they do. To achieve this objective, the Library is made up of five teams:

Library Management

Management’s role is to ensure the development and achievement of a strategic vision. It directs and supports teams in maintaining, developing, implementing and promoting pertinent and quality collections, programs and services. It oversees the planning, supervision, organization and evaluation of all operations. It ensures that the programs, collections and services meet teaching and research needs. It proposes innovative approaches to meet the challenges regarding management, access and preservation of our local or acquired information heritage. Management promotes, develops and maintains close, positive and constructive relationships with various clients in order to know and serve them better. It represents the Library in various internal and external organizations.

More info: Staff Directory

Client Space

The Client Space team welcomes and guides users in the Library. It helps clients research information and documents, and takes part in the Library’s promotional and instructional activities. It manages the loan and storage of material and monitors the equipment made available to users (scanners, computers, iPad, group study rooms, etc.). The team procures material that is not available in our collection from other institutions and, in turn, provides material from our collection to other libraries. The team oversees the safety of users, property and facilities and ensures the proper working conditionsfor equipment and user areas.

More info: Staff Directory

Consulting Services

The Consulting Services team offers its expertise in training and adult education, its in-depth knowledge of information resources specific to each discipline, its proficiency in the organization and enhancement of information, its familiarity with scientific methods and research context, and its vast experience in consulting services to offer solutions that assist in the development of learning and innovation in research to its various clients.

The team offers one-on-one and group training for undergraduate and graduate studies.It provides the workshops for the course CAP7005, Traitement de l'information scientifique et technique, all in an effort to improve the information literacy of research students.

The team also supports the information tier of the Canada Research Chairs (monitoring information sources, bibliometric analyses, research training, etc.) and contributes to various projects to enhance information at the School.

More info: Staff Directory

Technical and Computer System Services

All printed,electronic and other documents that are acquired by the Library are listed and indexed by the Technical and Computer Systems department. The team is responsible for developing and maintaining the Library’s website and supports Library staff in maintaining the intranet.

The team takes care of planning, organizing, directing and controlling all activities related to computer resources. In addition to its operational mission, the team also provides training and offers front line technical support to Library staff regarding the use of information systems.

The team creates, disseminates and publicizes the e-version of some documents produced at the School or Library such as the Répertoire des publications scientifiques et techniques (directory of scientific and technical publications). It also plays a dominant role in implementing and managing the institutional repository « PolyPublie ».

More info: Staff Directory

Collection Development

The Collection Development team is responsible for subscriptions to electronic bibliographic databases, the purchase of documents, and the management of donations. In addition, the team ensures the maintenance of online access to electronic resources.

More info: Staff Directory

Organization chart

The Library’s organization chart is available in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF).

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