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Laurentian University Welcomes New University Librarian

Laurentian alumna chosen to lead library and archives

March 20, 2024 - Laurentian University looks forward to welcoming Danielle Dennie as its new University Librarian commencing July 1, 2024. Dennie holds a Master of Library and Information Studies degree from McGill University, a Master of Science in Applied Microbiology from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique, and she brings 20 years of experience working in academic libraries. Currently she serves as Head, Vanier Library at Concordia University in Montréal. 

“Danielle’s experience and her user-centric approach to delivering exceptional support and services to students, faculty, staff and the community will contribute immensely to the realization of our Strategic Plan and expanding the role of the Library and Archives”, said Brenda Brouwer, Interim Provost and Vice-President Academic. “She will lead a strong, experienced, and dedicated team of library staff and faculty - the library is in great hands.” 

Dennie is Franco-Ontarian, with Sudbury roots, and she is a Laurentian alumna (B.Sc Biochemistry). She is passionate about the role of the university library in cultivating community and advancing teaching, learning and research; and how it must evolve to meet the ever- changing needs of its current and future patrons.

“Libraries must be inclusive, welcoming spaces with collections and services that stimulate creativity, innovation and different ways of knowing and thinking. I am thrilled to be returning to Laurentian as University Librarian and very excited by the possibilities as we collectively and collaboratively realize the vision for the Library and Archives,” said Danielle Dennie, incoming University Librarian. 

Dennie will begin her five-year term at the J.N. Desmarais Library and Archives on July 1, 2024.