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Michael Shires

Collection Development Librarian
Economics and Indigenous Studies Librarian

Phone: 306-585-5418
Fax: 306-585-4493

Collection Development Librarian

Michael coordinates and develops strategies for the effective and efficient evaluation, selection and de-selection of information resources in order to provide effective delivery of collection development services that meet the needs of the students, staff and faculty at the University of Regina.


  • Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), University of Alberta
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) History, University of Alberta

Conference Presentations

  • Co-presenter Introduction to Multitype Co-operation: in Saskatchewan and Beyond, Saskatchewan Libraries Conference, May 2014, Moose Jaw, SK.
  • Panel speaker Open access advocacy: getting from understanding to engagement on your campus. Open Access panel session, Canadian Library Association National Conference and Trade Show, June 2013, Winnipeg, MB.
  • Co-presenter Are you ready to run an IL program?, Information Literacy Network of the Gulf Region (ILN) ILN Professional Development Conference, December 2007, Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Round table facilitator Collection Development Practices at the Alvin Sherman Library, 2005 Florida Library Association (FLA) Annual Conference .
  • Panel speaker and facilitator Live Chat: A Reference Tool? Best Practices & Behavior, Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN), Nov. 2004, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Panel speaker in Florida’s Ask A Librarian program, 2004 FLA Annual Conference.
  • Panel speaker in Joint Use in Libraries: Promise & Prospects program, 2003 FLA Annual Conference.
  • Co-chaired round table discussion Serving Public Patrons in Academic Libraries: The Joint-Use Model, 2003 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) National Conference, Charlotte, NC.
  • Co-chaired round table discussion about Joint-Use Libraries, 2002 FLA Annual Conference.