2008 - Present'
Cathy Martin is a liaison librarian and the Coordinator of Music Library Access Services at McGill’s Marvin Duchow Music Library. Over the last 14 years, Cathy has provided research assistance, contributed to building and managing collections, and striven to enhance services to users from the Schulich School of Music and the larger McGill University community.
Cathy serves users with diverse and specialized information needs, and she has worked to forge stronger ties between the Library and its user communities at McGill and beyond. Cathy’s passion in bringing music information to life and her dedication to collaborative approaches have enabled her Music Library colleagues to better understand their users and respond with relevant measures.
Cathy gives back to the academic community in numerous ways. For 10 years, she was the primary editor of CAML Review, the official publication of the Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres. Her research interests include topics such as student workers in music libraries and music information literacy. Cathy served a 2-year term on the Library’s Search Committee and during this time her contributions on the committee were impactful. Cathy’s diligence and attention to detail are to be commended. She thoroughly evaluated dossiers and her engagement, feedback, and sense of judgement during both the interview process and the discussions that followed was always insightful. Her positive contributions to the recruitment of McGill librarians should not go unnoticed.
Nominated by colleagues at McGill Library