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CARL Asks Prime Minister to Consult Community in Hiring Librarian & Archivist of Canada

library-archives-canada-preservation-centreLibrary and Archives Canada, image © LACOn May 21, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) sent an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper asking him to consult with the library and archival community during the selection process for the next Librarian and Archivist of Canada. Daniel Caron resigned as Librarian and Archivist of Canada on May 15.

The letter, signed by Thomas Hickerson, CARL president and University of Calgary vice-provost and university librarian, states, “We believe that a long career of broad engagement with the Canadian library or archival community is an important qualification [for the Librarian and Archivist of Canada]...An incumbent with the expertise and standing to work effectively with the library and archival community will have much greater success in this broad leadership role...we strongly request that the government consult the library and archival community during the selection process.”

 
 
 

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