Nancy McCormack

Librarian and Associate Professor of Law

Nancy McCormack is an Associate Professor of Law and Librarian at Queen's University.  She teaches legal research and writing to upper year and graduate law students, and has published widely on law, legal research and librarianship. She is the recipient of the 2014 Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship.

B.A. (Waterloo)



JD (Toronto)

LL.M. (Osgoode) 

  • Nancy McCormack & Melanie Bueckert, Annotated Federal Interpretation Act (Toronto: Carswell, 2016).
  • Nancy McCormack, John Papadopolous & Catherine Cotter. The Practical Guide to Canadian Legal Research, 4th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2015).
  • Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 495 (1961)”  Privacy Rights in the Digital Age - Encyclopedia (Amenia, NY: Grey House Publishing, 2015) 343-345.
  • Nancy McCormack & Melanie Bueckert, “Parliament and Legislature,” volume 40, Canadian Encyclopedic Digest (Toronto: Carswell, 2014) (336 pages).
  • “Managers, Stress, and the Prevention of Burnout in the Library Workplace,” in A. Woodsworth, ed. Advances in Librarianship (Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2014) 211-244.
  • “Bills Sent by Mistake:  Canada’s Bill C-479 (2014) and the Long History of Sending the Wrong Version of a Bill from One House of Parliament to the Other” (2015) 9 Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law 307-331.
  • Nancy McCormack & Melanie Bueckert, Introduction to the Law and Legal System of Canada (Toronto: Carswell, 2013).
  • Nancy McCormack & Catherine Cotter. Managing Burnout in the Workplace: A Guide for Information Professionals (Oxford: Chandos, 2013).
  • Jackie Druery, Nancy McCormack and Sharon Murphy, “Are Best Practices Really Best? A Review of the Best Practices Literature in Library and Information Studies” (2013) 8:4 Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, online:
  • Nancy McCormack & Nathalie Leonard. Updating Statutes and Regulations for all Canadian Jurisdictions, 5th ed (Toronto: Carswell, 2012).
  • "Are E-Books Making Us Stupid? Why Electronic Collections Mean Trouble for Libraries and Their Patrons" (2012) 3(2) International Journal of Digital Library Systems 27-47  (Translated and reprinted with permission) “Machen uns E-Books dumm?  Warum elektronische Bestände Bibliotheken und ihren Kunden Probleme bereiten können” (2013) 4 Fachbuch Journal 265-276.


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