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About Annette Demers

Annette was appointed as head of the Paul Martin Law Library, University of Windsor in August of 2011 and has taught Advanced Legal Research for the past several years.

Annette has over twenty-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. In her pre-professional career, she worked at the Library of Parliament for five years, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Library, and in the Carleton University libraries system. Annette has also practiced law early in her career.

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.
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 in 2007.

Annette's current areas of interest include:  legal research education, leadership and organizational theory, as well as access to court data.  Annette has published several articles, and was part of the core author team for the first and second editions of the Comprehensive Guide to Legal Research, Writing and Analysis (Emond Montgomer, 2013), with Professors Moira McCarney and Ruth Kuras.

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


Present Law Librarian, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

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Honors and Awards

  • Student Law Society Faculty Awards 2015
  • University of Windsor Employee Recognition Team Award 2013
  • University of Windsor, Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, Outstanding Staff Researcher Award


  • Advanced Legal Research


2003 - 2005 MLIS, Western University ‐ Faculty of Information & Media Studies
1995 - 1998 LLB, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law ‐ Faculty of Law
1990 - 1995 BA, Carleton University ‐ Law

Contact Information

Annette L. Demers  BA LLB MLIS
Associate Dean, Law Library and Legal Research Services
Paul Martin Law Library
Faculty of Law, University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, ON N9B 3P4
519-253-3000 (ext 2976)


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