Desmond Maley

Desmond Maley

Associate Librarian

Department of Library and Archives
30-246 Sudbury Campus


I joined the staff of the Laurentian University library in 2008, where I serve in various capacities including as liaison librarian for modern languages, music, political science, sociology, and labour studies. Formerly, I was the librarian at Huntington University, a federated university of Laurentian.


  • Masters, Library Science (Western)
  • B.A., History (Toronto)
  • Associate, Piano Performer (Royal Conservatory, Toronto)


I am currently the books/recordings review editor of CAML Review, published by the Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archvies and Documentation Centres (CAML). I also was previously the Review's general editor. In recent years, I have become interested in the bibliography of Canadian labour studies and with my colleague, Dan Scott, have developed the Labour Studies Index. I also have written on the bibliography of film music, The Encyclopedia of Music Canada, and the development of subject literature expertise in gerontology.


  • Publications