Development Centre

Michèle Girard




Librarian / Phone: +33 1 45 24 95 87




Michèle Girard has been the Librarian of the OECD Development Centre Library since 1980.

Her working background is entirely in the field of social sciences, in particular international relations beginning in 1970. She is responsible for the leadership and development of the Development Centre Library, with a particular emphasis on resource management and the direction of organisational change in exploring new technologies to bring information to customers efficiently and enjoyably.

Her current work portfolio covers: resources and finance; collection development and international library liaison; technological innovation and development including e-resources. She is responsible for the development, and promotion of the Library’s intranet site. She occasionally gives conference presentations and advice on key information-related topics particularly concerning digital resources and intranet site creation. Employment experiences include delivering presentations to the 74th   World Library and Information Congress organised by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). The 74th Annual Congress, held in Québec, Canada, in 2008 was devoted to "Libraries without borders: Navigating towards global understanding".

She graduated in Information sciences from the University of Nancy II (France) and she attended a vocational course at the University of Tilburg (Tilburg Innovation Centre for Electronic Resources, Netherlands) in 2006.

Take a look at her presentations on Slideshare.

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