Louis Mirando has been Chief Law Librarian at Osgoode since March, 2008. He has a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Toronto. He has pursued post-graduate studies at the Universität zu Köln (University of Cologne) in Germany as a fellow of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, and doctoral studies at the University of Toronto, where he was a Junior Fellow of Massey College.
Louis has enjoyed a long and varied career in both libraries and publishing, but always in the field of legal information, his consuming passion. Prior to joining Osgoode, Louis was Director, Library Services at Torys LLP, Toronto and New York, for 15 years. He has been Acting Library Manager at the Toronto law firm Aird & Berlis LLP, and Reference Librarian at the University of Toronto’s Bora Laskin Law Library. He also worked as a Senior Account Executive at LexisNexis Canada and Senior Legal Editor at Carswell Legal Publications, where he was one of the founding editors of the Index to Canadian Legal Literature/Index à la documentation juridique au Canada. Louis started his professional career as Special Collections Librarian and Instructor at the University of Western Ontario.
Louis is a regular columnist on Slaw, the collaborative Canadian weblog on all things legal, where he writes about legal information, law libraries and law librarianship.
- “Sailing to Byzantium: Reflections on Library Reconfiguration.” Canadian Association of Law Libraries, Annual Meeting, May 26, 2009
- “Law Firm Library v.2.0: Challenges and Opportunities for Libraries in the Changing Law Firm Environment.” NE2007: Libraries Without Borders II: 4th Northeast Regional Law Libraries Meeting, Oct. 19, 2007
- “The Evolving Role of the Law Librarian and its Intersection with KM.” Integrating Information & Knowledge Management Architectures in the Legal Profession, June 13, 2006
- Securities North and South: Canadian Securities Research in a “New York State of Mind.” Canadian Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, May 27, 2003.