Nancy McCormack

Librarian and Associate Professor of Law

We regret to announce that Nancy McCormack passed away on July 17, 2019 following a period of illness. If you would like to share your condolences, please send them to Alumni Relations Officer Dianne Butler ( to be conveyed to her family. Details of a celebration of life are pending but will be posted on the Queen’s Law website once available.

B.A. (Waterloo)



JD (Toronto)

LL.M. (Osgoode) 


  • Nancy McCormack.  How to Understand Statutes and Regulations, 2d ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2017).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Nancy McCormack & Nathalie Leonard. Updating Statutes and Regulations for all Canadian Jurisdictions, 5th ed (Toronto: Carswell, 2012).


  • "When Canadian Courts Cite the Major Philosophers: Who Cites Whom in Canadian Caselaw" (2017) 40:2 Canadian Law Library Review 9.
  • “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.
  • 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:
  • "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.


  • “Managers, Stress, and the Prevention of Burnout in the Library Workplace,” in A. Woodsworth, ed. Advances in Librarianship (Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2014) 211-244.


  • 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).


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