Adlington, Janice

Janice Adlington
B.A., York University, Linguistics MSc., University of Alberta, Linguistics MLS, University of Toronto
Collection Development Coordinator
Telephone Extension: 
Liaison for: 
Collections - Online and Print
Room Number: 
Mills Memorial Library, L-307/A
Science / Engineering
Social Sciences / Humanities
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Areas of Interest/Research Interests: 
  • information discovery tools and trends
  • library web usability
  • e-book marketplace and acceptance


Publications & Presentations: 

"Not So Fast! Researcher Preferences for Print or E-Books.” Presented with Wade Wyckoff at the 33rd Annual Charleston Conference (Charleston SC, November 7, 2013). Abstract and slides

"Yet Another PDA Presentation!” Presented with Harriet Rykse (Western University) and Julie Kliever (Providence College) at the 32nd Annual Charleston Conference (Charleston SC, November 9, 2012). Abstract and slides

"If Books are Still Our Brand: PDA and the Big Deal”. Prepared with Wade Wyckoff and Kathy Ball, for presentation at the Canadian Library Association Conference (Halifax NS, May 28, 2011).

"On the Leading Edge: Transforming Technical Services."  Presented at ER&L (Atlanta GA, March 19, 2008).

Adlington, Janice & Benda, Chris (2005). “Checking under the hood: Google Scholar for reference use.” Internet Services and Reference Quarterly 10(3-4): 135-148.

Adlington, Janice & Brown, Melinda. “Scholarship in the Digital Age: Google Scholar and Open Access”. Presented at GradSTEP 2005 (Vanderbilt University, January 29, 2005).

"We're 'Okay', Now What? Revising the Library Site." Presented at Libraries in Focus: Relevance, Usability, Statistics (Worcester MA , March 31, 2000).

“Growing Academic Library Web Sites: The Web at Age 6”. Presented at the Connecticut Library Association Conference (Cromwell CT, April 7, 1999).

Reviewer for Choice Magazine in the area of Linguistics, 2000-

  • Manages the serials, acquisitions, and e-resources department within the Collections Division
  • Collection development and management
  • Consortial licensing
  • Link resolver (SFX), including user support
  • Record load policies


Projects & Committees: 
  • Information Resources Management Committee (chair)
  • OCUL-IR:  Ontario Council of University Libraries Information Resources
  • OCUL-IR Ebook Subcommittee (co-chair)
  • OCUL-IR Licensing and Local Load Subcommittee (L3S)
  • OCUL-IR OUR Subcommittee (Usage Rights)
  • OCUL-IR Thunder Bay Subcommittee (Last Copy and Low Use Print Repository)
  • CRKN Serials Management Subcommittee
  • Member of ALA (2000- ), ACRL, ALCTS


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