Annette Demers, Reference Librarian

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Annette L. Demers BA LLB MLIS
(she/her)
Reference Librarian
 
Faculty of Law, University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue,
Windsor, ON N9B 3P4
519-253-3000 ext 2976
ademers@uwindsor.ca
 

Annette Demers earned her BA (Hons. Law) from Carleton University in 1995, her LLB from the University of Windsor in 1998, and her MLIS from Western in 2002. In 1995, she attended the Hague Academy of International Law.  In 2016, Annette participated in the Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute as a mentor.

She was appointed as head of the Paul Martin Law Library in August of 2011 until June 30 2022.

Annette has taught Advanced Legal Research for the past fourteen years.

She has thirty five years of library experience. From 2005 - 2011, she worked as a Reference Librarian in the Paul Martin Law Library. Prior to this, she worked as a Reference Librarian for International, Foreign and Comparative Law at the Harvard Law School Library. Annette has also practiced law early in her career.

Annette currently Chairs the Canadian Association of Law Libraries Artificial Intelligence Working Group.

She is currently a member of the Board of Governors Pension and Benefits Committee, and the WUFA Retirement and Benefits Committees.

Annette is Past-President of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL).  From 2013 - 2015, she was President of CALL. From 2011-2013, she was Vice-President of CALL. Annette currently co-Chairs the CALL Vendor Liaison Committee.

In 2010, she Chaired the CALL Conference Planning Committee which brought 350 attendees, presenters and exhibitors to Windsor. In 2008 she was essential in planning and executing CALL's first-ever Law Library Leadership Institute.

Annette's current areas of interest include: legal applications of artificial intelligence, the future of law librarianship, legal research education, leadership and organizational theory.  Annette has published several articles and was part of the core author team for all four editions of the Comprehensive Guide to Legal Research, Writing and Analysis (Emond Montgomery, 2024), with Professors Moira McCarney and Ruth Kuras.

Awards

Annette Demers - winner of one of two Faculty Awards given by the Student Law Society (2015).
The Paul Martin Law Library - winner of the University of Windsor, Employee Recognition Team Award 2013.
Annette Demers - winner of the University of Windsor, Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity, Outstanding Staff Researcher Award.

Read my CV!

Listen to my podcast series: Beyond Bureaucracy (presented at the Canadian Association of Law Libraries annual conference 2015).

Last updated June 20, 2024. ADemers.

 

 

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