Nathalie Soini

Head, Information Services
Information Services (Access/Circulation/Fulfillment Services)
Learning Commons
Modern Language resources in academic libraries.
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doi:10.21083/partnership.v12i1.3976B.A. (Hons) in German and Spanish (Brock University)
M.A. in Spanish (University of Toronto)
MLIS (University of Western Ontario)

Member of:
American Library Association (ALA) 

  • American College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
  • Western European Specialized Section (WESS)
    • French and Italian Editor for WESS wiki (2012-2018)
  • Library Leadership and Management Association(LLAMA)

Ontario Library Association (OLA)

  • Ontario College and University Library Association (OCULA) - 2010 Past-President
  • Ontario Library and Information Technology Association (OLITA)
  • Association des bibliothèques francophones de l'Ontario (ABO-Franco)
  • Ontario Library Association, Mentoring Committee, Superconference planner, 2013-2015
  • Ontario Library Association, Mentoring Committee, Chair 2016

Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM)

  • SALALM Scholarship Committee 2011-2013 (Chair, 2015-2016)

Member of:

  • Library Leadership Team (LLT)
  • Collaborative Futures Shared Policy Committee
  • Ask Us Project
  • Collaborative Futures Project
  • Maps/GIS Project

Selected presentations

Soini, N. and Vandenburg, MC. "Don't Blink or You'll Miss It." at WILU 2008, Acadia University, Wolfville NS, June 2008.

Mitchell, J  and Soini, N "Evaluating Student Staff Training in the Library/Learning Commons" at the OLA Superconference, February 2, 2012.

Minshall, C. and Soini, N. "Preconference workshop: Training and Mentoring Peer Learning Assistants, Peer Tutors and Learning Commons Student Assistants" at the 7th Canadian Learning Commons Conference, Bishop's University, Sherbrooke, QC, June 9, 2014.

Bergart, R. and Soini, N. "How Hip is the Partnership?" at the Manitoba Libraries Conference.  Winnipeg, MB; May 6, 2016.

Soini, N. Books@Queen's podcast: (Queen’s Library), on Louis Riel: A Comic Strip Biography, by Chester Brown,  (2018-04-16)



Canadian Library Association, Working Group to Define a National Network for Equitable Library Service:  Opening the Book: A Strategy for a National Network for Equitable Library Service for Canadians with Print Disabilities (2005), Canadian Library Association,

Soini, N. "President's letter" InsideOCULA, Spring 2009, no. 37,

Ibid. "President's letter" InsideOCULA, Fall 2009, no. 38,

Ibid. "President's letter" InsideOCULA, Winter 2009. no. 39,

Ibid. "Interview with a New Librarian: OCULA President Nathalie Soini Interviews the OCULA New Librarian Resident Award Winner Monica Rettig." InsideOCULA, Winter 2009, no. 39, 

Mitchell, J. and N. Soini. "Student Involvement for Student Success: Student Staff in the Learning Commons." College and Research Libraries. Vol. 75, July 2014, 590-609; doi:10.5860/crl.75.4.590

Soini, N. "How Hip Is the Partnership? The Value of a Generalist Journal in a Niche World." InsideOCULA, October 1, 2016.

Bergart, R., L. Olson, and N. Soini. “Editorial: Charting the Course of Partnership. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, Vol. 12, no. 1, Aug. 2017, doi:10.21083/partnership.v12i1.3976.

Soini, N.  "Organizational Renewal at Queen's University Library." InsideOCULA, December 3, 2018.  



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