• Law Librarian Matthew Renaud
  • Liaison Librarian, E.K. Williams Law Library

    Phone: 204-474-6371
    Email: Matthew.Renaud@umanitoba.ca

    Supported Areas

    • Legal Research and Instruction
    • Legal Methods
    • Advanced Legal Research
    • Legislative Research



Matthew has been a law librarian at the University of Manitoba since 2016. Prior to that he spent time working in reference services at the Country of Carleton Law Association Library in Ottawa, Ontario. He has a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree from the University of Alberta, a Master of Arts degree (History) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), both from the University of Manitoba. Prior to his time in library’s, Matthew worked in politics as a parliamentary researcher and policy analyst.

Currently, Matthew co-teaches the Advanced Legal Research course (LAW3360) at Robson Hall and also assists with legal research instruction for Legal Methods, The Desautels Review Scholarly Publication Course, the Business Law Clinical Internship (LAW3344) and a variety of other courses within the faculty.

Selected publications

  • “From Reading Courses to Robson Hall: The Development of Legal Education in the Province of Manitoba, 1877 – 1968”. (2019). The Manitoba Law Journal 42(1).
  • “Winnipeg General Strike, 1919, Resource List. (2019). The Manitoba Law Journal 42(5).
  • Robson Hall: 100 Years 1914-2014 (2013).
  • Thompson Dorfman Sweatman: 125 Years of Legal Service (2012)

Community involvement

  • Canadian Association of Law Libraries 2016 – Present
  • Manitoba Libraries Association 2016 – Present
  • Canadian Library Association 2016 – Present
  • CALL 2020 Conference – Conference Planning Committee Member and Volunteer Coordinator 2019 – 2020