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Ashley Thomson

Ashley Thomson

Full Librarian

Emeritus Professor
Department of Library and Archives
30-245 Sudbury Campus


Mr. Thomson has been a librarian at Laurentian since 1975. On top of the three years he spent at the University of Saskatchewan, he now has over 45 years experience. Currently,  he is responsible for English Language Library Instruction, the Institutional Repository LUZoneLU, Interlibrary Loan, Films, Distance Education Library Services, Reference, Collection Development for the Faculties of Education, Health, and Management  as well as  English Language Secondary School Instruction.

In the community, he has been a member of the Board of the Sudbury-Manitoulin Children's Aid Society on and off since 1986--returning for his third term as President in 2016.


  • B.A. (U. of T.)
  • M.A. (McMaster)
  • B.Ed. (U. of T.)
  • M.L.S. (U. of T.)

Academic Appointments


Scholarly Bibliography.

Currently produces an Annual Bibliography of Works by and about Margaret Atwood for the Margaret Atwood Society, a division of the Modern Languages Association.


  • Massey College Junior Fellowship, 1971
  • Beta Phi Mu, 1972
  • OCUFA Academic Librarianship Award, 1998
  • CAUT Academic Librarians’ and Archivists’ Distinguished Service Award, 2016
  • Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers, 2019