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Laurent G. Denis

b. 1929, Montreal, QC; d. Dec. 11, 1987, Toronto, ON

Education:

1954 BA (Loyola College)
1955 BLS (McGill University)
1965 MLS (McGill University)
1969 Ph.D. in Library Science (Rutgers University)

Positions:

1955–1956, General Librarian, National Library of Canada
1956–1960 Assistant Chief Librarian for Public Services, Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean, Saint Jean, QC
1961–1970: Professor and Director, l'École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information, Université de Montréal
1970-1987 Professor, School of Library Science, University of Toronto

Publications:

Denis, Laurent G. (1964). Rapport sur l'organisation de la bibliothèque d'une cité des jeunes.

Denis, Laurent-G. (1965). Colloque sur les enquêtes de bibliothèques et leur milieu. Montréal: Ecole de bibliothéconomie, Université de Montréal.

Denis,Laurent G. (1966). Etude sur la gestion des bibliothèques de six collèges classiques de la province de Québec. Montréal: Association canadienne des bibliothécaires de langue française.

Denis, Laurent G. (1966). Étude sur la gestion des bibliothèques de six collèges classiques de la province de Québec. Montréal: Association canadienne des bibliothécaires de langue française.

Denis, Laurent G. (1966). La planification des bibliothèques publiques des agglomérations urbaines du Canada. Montréal : Université de Montréal, École de bibliothéconomie.

Denis, Laurent G. (1967). La bibliothéconomie: Bibl 303. Montréal: Université de Montréal, Ecole de bibliothéconomie.

Denis, Laurent G. and Paul J. Fasana. (1968). [Proceedings]: Colloque sur les implications administratives de l'automatisation dans les grandes bibliothèques. Montréal: École de bibliothéconomie et Service d'éducation permanente, Université de Montréal.

Denis, Laurent G. (1969). “Academic and Public Librarians in Canada: A Study of the Factors which Influence Graduates of Canadian Library Schools in Making their First Career Decision in Favour of Academic or Public Libraries.” New Brunswick, N.J. [doctoral dissertation].

Denis, Laurent G. (1969) “The Changing Role of Librarians: A Talk Before the Students, School of Library Science, University of Toronto, October 23, 1969.” [Toronto].

Denis, Laurent G. and Janina-Klara Szpakowska. (1969). La bibliothéconomie: BIBL 303. Montréal: Université de Montréal, Faculté des lettres, École de bibliothéconomie.

Denis, Laurent G. (1970). La Bibliothèque du Collège du Vieux Montréal: administration, gestion, services: rapport d'une étude.

Denis, Laurent G. and Claude Aubry. (1976). Rapport de l'étude des bibliothèques publiques de la region de Montréal. Québec: Ministère des affaires culturelles, Service des bibliothèques publiques.

Denis, Laurent G. and Claude Aubry. (1976). “Report on the Study of Public Libraries in the Montreal Region.”

Denis, Laurent G. (1980). “Programmes universitaires d’information documentaire: remarques du représentant de la Faculty of Library Science de la University of Toronto.” Argus 9 (Sept.–Oct.): 188–190.

Denis, Laurent G. (1980). “Directed Field Work: A Joint Venture of Public Libraries and the Faculty of Library Science.” Ontario Library Review 64 (December): 285–289.

Denis, Laurent G., Judith Levasseur, and Donald W. Bidd.(1981). Rapport de l'étude des coûts des services documentaires de soutien pour les programmes d'enseignement en français, Centre de ressources éducative françaises du Manitoba. Toronto: University of Toronto, Centre for Research in Librarianship.

Denis, Laurent G. (1982). “Library Education and Research.” IFLA Journal l8 (no. 1): 30–32.

Denis, Laurent G., ed. (1982). “Libraries and Librarianship in Canada.” IFLA Journal 8 (no.1): 11–41.

Denis, Laurent G. (1982). “Network Development in Canada: An Overview.” In Bowker Annual of Library and Book Trade Information. 27th ed. New York: Bowker: 436–439.

Denis, Laurent G. (1982). “Continuing Professional Education for Library and Information Specialists: A Right and an Obligation.” In Summary of Proceedings, 36th Annual Conference of the American Theological Library Association, Chicago, pp. 109–124.

Denis, Laurent G. and Florence Mackesy. (1982). “Personality and Professionalism?” Argus 11 (mai–août): 63–74.

Denis, Laurent G. and Pierre Matte. (1984). L’information: un levier économique important: rapport sur la création du Centre d'information industrielle et d'affaires de Saint-Laurent. [Quebec?].

Denis, Laurent G. Ethel Auster, Margaret Ann Wilkinson. (1984). “Financial Restraint in Two Ontario Public Libraries.” Toronto: University of Toronto, Faculty of Library and Information Science.

Denis, Laurent G. and Ethel Auster. (1984). “Continuing Education for Library Personnel in Ontario.” Toronto: University of Toronto, Faculty of Library and Information Science.

Denis, Laurent G. and Marcia J. Nuratil. (1984). “Library Science Students’ Commitment to Library Service for Older Adults.” Journal of Education for Librarianship 24 (Winter): 183–188.

Denis, Laurent G. (1985). ”The Management of Retrenchment in Canadian Academic Libraries.” Argus 14 (December): 135–137.

Denis, Laurent G. and Ethel Auster. (1986). “Striving Toward Excellence: Continuing Education for Library Personnel.” Canadian Library Journal 43 (April): 81–89.

Denis, Laurent G. (1987). “Field Input in the Education of Library and Information Science Professionals.” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 28, no. 2 (Fall): 154–156.

Denis, Laurent G. and Ethel Auster. (1988). ”The Management of Retrenchment in Canadian Academic Libraries.” Toronto: Faculty of Library and Information Science, University of Toronto.

Associations/Committees:

American Library Association
Association canadienne des bibliothécaires de langue française
Association pour l’avancement des sciences et techniques de la documentation
Association of American Library Schools
Canadian Association of College and University Libraries
Canadian Association of Library Schools
Canadian Association of Public Libraries
Canadian Association of University Teachers
Canadian Library Association
Corporation of Professional Librarians of Quebec
Institute of Professional Librarians of Ontario
Library Administration and Management Association
Ontario Library Association
Toronto Library Continuing Education Group
Public Library Association
Quebec Library Association
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Université de Montréal Teachers’ Association
University of Toronto Faculty Association

Honours/Accomplishments:

In 1983, Professor Denis was appointed as Senior Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles. Between 1987 and 1988, he held the title of Special Libraries Association Toronto Member of the Year.

Other Areas of Activity

Professor Denis collaborated with his colleague, Professor Margaret Anderson, on a research project entitled “Ontario Public Libraries: Oral History Program.” It was supported by funding from the Ministry of Citizenship and Culture. He also presented extensively at numerous conferences on topics relating to library services and management, as well as on library science education and professional development.

Comments:

Professor Denis was the first Francophone to obtain a doctorate in library science. He was also the founding director of l'École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information at Université de Montréal, the only French language library school in Canada, where he introduced the Master of Library Science program. In 1990 a festschrift was published in his memory entitled Prospectives en bibliothéconomie et en sciences de l'information : mélanges dédiés à la mémoire de Laurent-G. Denis, edited by Paule Rolland-Thomas.

Sources:

Special Libraries Association Toronto Chapter. “Awards.”Accessed January 31, 2015.
Université de Montréal. “Laurent-G. Denis, 1929–1987.”Nos pionnières et nos pionniers. Accessed January 18, 2015.
University of Toronto Faculty of Library and Information Science. “Volume II: Curricula Vitarum.” In Self-Study Report Prepared for the Committee on Accreditation of the American Library Association. Toronto, 1986.
University of Toronto Libraries catalogue.

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