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Associate University Librarian — Academic Services


Office of the University Librarian


ML 360


613-520-2600 x8189



Amber Lannon has been the Associate University Librarian – Academic Services, at Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library, since July 2016. Her portfolio includes Research Support Services, Access Services, and Archives and Research Collections departments as well as scholarly communications. Amber has considerable experience in academic libraries working previously at the University of British Columbia and McGill University. Over the past ten years she has taken on a number of leadership roles and prior to working at Carleton was the Head Librarian at the McGill University’s Humanities and Social Sciences Library, and the interim Associate Dean of User Services, McGill University Library. Amber has a breadth of experience with both the management of large teams and with significant changes in academic libraries including administration and the delivery of client services and collections. 

Master of Business Administration, University of British Columbia, 2007
Master of Library and Information Studies, Dalhousie University, 1999
Bachelor of Arts, Saint Mary’s University, 1997.

University and Faculty Committees

  • Carleton Research Advsiory (CREAD), 2016/present
  • Vice Provost Search Committee, May 2017

Editorial and Reviewing

Presentations and Publications: 

Holder, S., & Lannon, A. (2018) Managing the Multigenerational Librarian Workforce. Cambridge, MA: Chandos Publishing.

Edited Book
Holder, S., & Lannon, A. (Eds.). (2015). Difficult Decisions: Closing and Merging Academic Libraries.  Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries.

Refereed Publications
Harrison, P. & Lannon, A. (2015). “Take a Paws: Fostering Student Wellness with a Therapy Dog Program at Your University Library.” Public Services Quarterly 11 (1), 13-22.

Lange, J., Lannon, A. & McKinnon, D. (2014). "The Measureable Effects of Closing a Branch Library: Circulation, Instruction, and Service Perception." portal: Libraries and the Academy 14 (4), 633-651.

Lannon, A. & McKinnon, D. (2013).  “Business EBook Usage in a Research Library”. Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship. 18 (2), 89-99.

Colosimo, A., Holder, S. & Lannon, A. (2013). "Walking the walk, talking the talk." Journal of Practical Academic Librarianship 2 (2).

Book Chapters
Boruff, J., Hanz, K., Holder, S., Kucij, M., Lange, J. & Lannon, A.  (2015). “A Tale of Three Libraries: Lessons Learned from Three Branch Mergers at McGill University”. In Difficult Decisions: Closing and Merging Academic Libraries.  Holder, S. & Lannon, A. (Eds.).Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries.

Holder, S. & Lannon, A. (2013). "Going, Going, Gone: Management Strategies for Time and Staff When There is Little of Either”. In Time and Project Management Strategies for Librarians. Smallwood, C., Kuhl, J. & Fraser, S. (Eds.). Plymouth, United Kingdom: Scarecrow Press.

Holder, S & Lannon A. (2018). "The Next Generation of Leaders".  Library Connect.  April 24, 2018.

Lannon, A. (2015). “Why an Open Access Journal in business librarianship?” Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review 1 (1).

Lannon, A. (2012). Review of the book “Business: The Ultimate Resource”. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship 17 (4), 359-361.

Peer-reviewed International Presentations 

Holder, S, & Lannon, A.  “Collaboration, Exploration & Innovation: Building a Research Commons at McGill University”.  Poster.  American Library Association Annual Meeting, Orlando Florida, June 26, 2016.

Lange, J, Lannon, A., & McKinnon, D. Reimagining Library Service Practices: When Less is More. Webinar given at the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference. Online. April 11, 2013. Duration: 60 minutes.

Lannon, A. , McKinnon, D. & Hafner, J. “McGill’s Libdispenser: Providing high-demand materials 24x7 with a self-serve kiosk”. Poster. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) General Conference and Assembly, Helsinki, Finland, Monday, August 13, 2012.

Peer reviewed National Presentations

Janine Schmidt, Amber Lannon. “Library Professionals at Their Core: What Values and Ethos Guide Today's Library Workers?”. Oral Presentation. Atlantic Provinces Library Association 2009: Sharing the library experience, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 12th, 2009. Duration: 120 minutes.

Amber Lannon. "Supporting an integrated curriculum with an interactive library workshop: Information literacy instruction for MBA students at UBC & McGill ". Oral Presentation. WILU 37: Information Literacy Uncorked, Kelowna, British Columbia, May 15th, 2008. Duration: 120 minutes.

Peer-reviewed Provincial/Regional Presentations

Amber Lannon. “Stress Recess at the McGill Library: Connecting with students by caring about their well-being”. Oral Presentation. Congrés des milieu documentaires du Québec, Montréal, Québec, November, 18th, 2015. Duration: 30 minutes.

Amy Buckland, Amber Lannon, Dawn McKinnon. "Business students & social media: How much do they really know? " Oral Presentation. Premier Congrés des milieu documentaires du Québec, Montréal, Québec, November, 13th, 2009. Duration: 45 minutes.