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The Progressive Librarians Guild (Greater Toronto Area Chapter) call on Joe Murphy to drop the $1.25 million lawsuit against our colleagues, nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey. Open and constructive dialogue around all the issues relevant to sexual harassment in our profession and in this particular case would be preferable and more useful than taking punitive legal actions. Using the legal system to attack Rabey and de jesus serves only to circumvent necessary discussions and further discourages victims of harassment from speaking out. It creates a chill and it traffics in fear and the asymmetry of patriarchal power. This case is an abhorrent reversal of the core values of the library profession to foster open, free and public dialogue around social issues. We also ask other librarians, librarians' associations, and other thinking people to support our colleagues, either by donation, sharing information, writing statements of support, and/or signing the petition. More information on #teamharpy can be found here and here.

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"...the #freedaleaskey collection [is] a web document, and social media archive containing news coverage, conversations, and letters of support surrounding the lawsuits filed by the Edwin Mellen Press against McMaster University's Dale Askey. These lawsuits, filed in June 2012, center around a 2010 blog post that Dale made criticizing the quality of scholarship published by the Press.
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This archive stands as an important document in exposing and preserving this case in the public memory, and helping to ensure that this particular instance of aggressive legal action in the service of squelching free speech can serve as a teachable moment for anyone who values the intellectual freedom of librarians. The fact that it was made by librarians and archivists, using the traditional tools of librarians and archivists, stands as a testament to how important it is to preserve not just these documents, but our right to continue to do what we do..."

From introduction by Steve Marks, President of OLITA
(Ontario Library and Information Technology Association)

 

The PLG GTA was incredibly honoured to receive the Les Fowlie Intellectual Freedom Award from the Ontario Library Association for the #freedaleaskey Collection, a collection of public statements, publicly available press releases, blog posts, letters of support, online comments and more ephemeral elements related to the #freedaleaskey campaign that developed as a response to court proceedings filed by publisher Herbert W. Richardson and the Edwin Mellen Press against academic librarian Dale Askey in June 2012 and his employer McMaster University.

To be clear, it is our firm opinion that Dale Askey  deserves this award more than we do. His unwillingness to back down, his continued defence of academic freedom and freedom of expression, against what we consider a strategic lawsuit against participation by Herbert Richardson and the Edwin Mellen Press was, and is, absolutely inspiring. But, if he can’t have it, we might as well explain why we have done what we have done. The heart of the matter is this: we did this because we believe this is what we are supposed to do.

We believe that as a profession, both as librarians and archivists, we cannot, as Brien Brothman has cautioned, "abstain from cultural awareness and criticism"; to do so would be, in his words, "tantamount to professional irresponsibility."1 We started documenting, capturing and preserving what we saw happening online because we felt it was an important moment in time for our profession, and we didn’t want to lose evidence of the wave of support that rose to Dale Askey’s defence.

We are deeply humbled by this award and the public recognition of our work.  We will view it as encouragement from our peers to continue to advocate on behalf of the profession and our shared values of freedom of expression and public access to information.

 

  1. Brien Brothman, “Orders of Value: Probing the Theoretical Terms of Archival Practice” Archivaria 32 (1991): pp.78-100; p. 92.

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Deputation to Toronto City Council Executive Committee
Re: Toronto Public Library Budget

November 29, 2013

Councillor Ainslie, Honourable members of the Executive Committee, Nancy Marshall

The PLG-GTA is submitting this deputation to urge the City of Toronto to renew your commitment to the Toronto Public Library. Please demonstrate your support for this popular and valuable service by voting against any proposed service or budgetary cuts.

The Progressive Librarians Guild is a group of Toronto-area library workers who are concerned with social justice and equality issues. The group is a new voice in the Canadian library community seeking to influence progressive dialogue and political action in our communities and associations. Our members work in different types of libraries across the city and at different levels within organizations, a diversity that has allowed us to gain perspective about the repercussions of cuts on library users, workers, and management. While we understand the challenge of allocating budgets to the neglected infrastructure of other important services, any cuts made to the TPL will have far-reaching repercussions beyond the library walls.

The public library is the first place many newcomers to the city seek out when they need resources and information. The public library is a place where those who are unable to afford or access technology can write cover letters and apply for jobs. Libraries provide an environment where neighbours and strangers can exchange ideas, cooking tips, or legal advice. It is a place where those who do not feel safe or wanted are accepted, where they can access information services and programs. What other place does all of these things? For everyone. For free.

We urge the City of Toronto to continue its investment in the great intellectual infrastructure that is North America’s busiest library system.  The Toronto Public Library system boasted 19 million visits a last year, and had the highest circulation and visits per capita when compared to other large urban systems such as those in New York and Los Angeles. With this kind of profile and activity it is clearly a key resource for the citizens of Toronto.

Please approach the upcoming budget negotiations with the intention to preserve the library system as a vital resource for residents of our city.

Sincerely,
The Progressive Librarians Guild, Toronto Area Chapter

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We're trying out a more casual meeting style this time. There is no agenda, so please come prepared to talk about a topic that interests you (or at least your willingness to hear from others on their topic)!

When: Thursday, October 24, 6:30 PM

Where: We'll be meeting at the Duke of York Pub in Yorkville (39 Prince Arthur Avenue). Our reservation is under PLG.

 

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We call for the immediate release of Professor John Greyson and his colleague Dr. Tarek Loubani from custody in Egypt. It is our belief that their arrest was motivated at least in part by Professor Greyson’s film footage of the events in Cairo that day, and as a profession committed to freedom of expression and freedom of speech we find the silencing of these two important Canadians to be deeply troubling.

Prof. Greyson was arrested in Cairo on his way to make a film in Gaza with Dr. Tarek Loubani, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario. Dr. Loubani has for the last two years conducted an academic and medical collaboration between Western University Hospital’s emergency department and the al-Shifa Hospital, the main hospital in the Gaza Strip. This project has seen Canadian doctors train Palestinian physicians in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS). With each visit Dr. Loubani has brought witnesses to observe conditions in Gaza1. This year he invited Prof. Greyson. On arriving in Cairo on Friday, August 16 they found the border to Gaza shut. They were arrested the next day while asking for directions at a police checkpoint, after providing medical assistance to wounded and dying Egyptians. These men should be celebrated for their heroism, not beaten and incarcerated.

We are respectfully asking the Egyptian authorities to release Prof. Greyson and Dr. Loubani. We thank Minister Baird and Prime Minister Harper for their efforts to date, but also urge the Canadian government to intensify their efforts to get these two Canadian citizens released and home to their loved ones and communities, of which they are a much valued part. We join with faculty associations, professional associations, student associations, and cultural organizations in calling for every diplomatic effort possible to free Dr. Loubani and Prof. Greyson. The unlawful detention of any Canadian, or any person at all, is unacceptable.

For updates on the situation please visit FREE TAREK LOUBANI & JOHN GREYSON or follow John's sister, Cecilia Greyson, on Twitter. For those wishing to help, here’s how.

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1. Global News report

 

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CFP: 

PLG Edmonton's Third Annual Symposium - Organize and Assemble III
2013 Theme: Precarious Labour

While the new economy is often celebrated for possessing increasing flexibility ('work at home,' 'be your own boss,' 'set your own hours') the reality is that 'flexibility' has been stressed to obscure the increasing precariousness of labourers.  The flexible economy is best characterized by the decline of stable full time employment forcing workers to respond to a new reality where unemployment, underemployment, temporary work, outsourcing and downsizing are the prospects for a larger number of workers - ranging from students and recent graduates to veteran employees who have been deemed dispensable in the competitive, global economy.   Precarity has been a particular mark of the information professions, where labour is less reliant on huge investments of fixed capital (such as factories) and can be done largely with low cost information and communications technologies anywhere, anytime.The Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG) - Edmonton Chapter invites practitioners, scholars, activists, students, and other members of the general public interested in library, archival and allied information services to submit proposals for its third annual symposium, Organize and Assemble III, taking place in Edmonton on Saturday, October 26, 2013. This one-day refereed event will provide an interactive forum for the identification and exploration of contemporary issues of access, equity and social justice as they connect with and disconnect from the rhetoric and reality of library and archival studies and services locally and globally.

For this year's symposium, we are especially seeking submissions related to the theme of “precarious labour.” Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Services to communities resulting from precarious labour conditions

• temporary foreign workers

• programming

• resources

Precarious labour within the information professions

• unemployment

• temporary/contract work

• unpaid internships

• unionization

• austerity measures

• freedom of speech in the workplace

• occupational health and safety issues

Intersections of race, gender, precarious labour and information

Labour history of the information professions

Precarious labour and higher education (library school, academic librarianship etc...)

Where to find information about precarious labour

Please submit proposals (not to exceed 500 words) for individual and group contributions (e.g., papers, debates, round-tables, critiques, panels, posters, exhibits, manifestos, performances, mini-workshops, socially responsible merchandising) via email to plg.edmonton at gmail.com by midnight August 30, 2013.

The PLG supports progressive and democratic activities in the area of information services and the Edmonton Chapter's Program Committee will review all submissions that recognize (or challenge!) this stance and the PLG statement of purpose more broadly: http://libr.org/plg/content/purpose.shtml 

Deadline for proposal submissions: August 30, 2013

Notification of acceptance will be sent out no later than September 6, 2013.

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A new Librarian and Archivist of Canada will be appointed in the near future.

The Librarian and Archivist of Canada will be selected to carry out the legal obligations and responsibilities as outlined in the Library and Archives of Canada Act.

The Library and Archives of Canada Act

The Library and Archives of Canada Act (S.C. 2004, c.11), Loi sur la Bibliothèque et les Archives du Canada (L.C. 2004, ch. 11) (http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/PDF/L-7.7.pdf)—the Act—establishes the Library and Archives of Canada as a branch of the federal public administration that is presided over by the Minister and under the direction of the Librarian and Archivist who is appointed by the Governor in Council, who holds office during pleasure, and who has the rank and powers of a deputy head of a department.

See Appendix A for the mandate and objectives of the Library and Archives of Canada and the powers of the Librarian and Archivist as established by the Act.

Qualities of a Successful Librarian and Archivist of Canada

A broad coalition of Canadian stakeholder organizations has developed the following list of qualities we believe the Librarian and Archivist of Canada should have in order to be successful in this critical position of public trust and responsibility. We believe it is essential that the person appointed to this position at this time possess the necessary qualities to meet the tremendous challenges of dealing with the complex issues of the digital environment in an era of limited financial and human resources and the demands of providing increased public access to the irreplaceable treasures of Canadian documentary heritage.

Vision

  • Ability to develop, articulate, and promote a compelling vision for the mission and work of the Library and Archives of Canada and, more broadly, for the library, archives, and records management professions in Canada.
  • Ability to envision the stewardship role of the Library and Archives of Canada in preserving Canada’s documentary heritage for present and future generations.
  • Ability to envision a leadership role for the Library and Archives of Canada in ensuring that our government’s record-keeping processes provide for accountability, transparency, and openness.

Values

  • Commitment to the principle of public ownership of government records.
  • Commitment to open and equal access to government records by all citizens, as defined by law and custom.
  • Commitment to timely and appropriate declassification of historical records and documents.
  • Commitment to protect the public’s right to privacy, as defined by law and custom.
  • Commitment to maintain and enforce legal deposit provisions and regulations.
  • Commitment to protect the right to read, as defined by law and custom.
  • Commitment to protect the professional integrity and political non-partisanship of the Library and Archives of Canada.
  • Commitment to provide public access and service delivery to the vast treasury of the Library and Archives of Canada holdings in all media and formats, while respecting contractual and legal obligations.
  • Commitment to further the leadership of the Library and Archives of Canada in the advancement of electronic records management.
  • Commitment to open communication and to working creatively in an environment of mutual respect, with the staff and partners of the Library and Archives of Canada.
  • Commitment to work creatively with other federal departments, with provincial and municipal governments, and with other library and archival programs, including those in other countries, to identify and address shared responsibilities and concerns.
  • Commitment to the ongoing development of the Canadian library and archival networks.
  • Commitment to work creatively with the networks of Canadian library and archival institutions to identify and address shared responsibilities and concerns.
  • Commitment to ensuring diversity in the documentation of Canada’s multi-cultural society.

Competencies

  • Experience and excellence in transformational leadership, program advocacy, and management of a complex organization.
  • Expertise and excellence in professional practice relating to libraries, archives, and/or documentary heritage.
  • Ability to communicate in English and French.
  • Ability to listen, communicate effectively, and partner with a wide range of stakeholders, including archivists, conservation professionals, government officials, historians, genealogists, journalists, librarians, political scientists, politicians, and the general public.
  • Understanding of critical issues confronting government records and the archives profession generally, particularly the challenges of emerging information technologies, and the competing demands of access to government records, privacy, and national security.
  • Understanding of the issues surrounding historical research and writing as they relate to both government records and private archives.
  • Understanding of critical issues confronting libraries and the library profession generally, particularly the challenges of emerging information technologies.
  • Ability to provide leadership and advocacy on behalf of the Library and Archives of Canada’s roles to the public, government officials, staff, and on behalf of the archives, records management, library, historical, and research communities.
  • Ability to participate effectively in international archival and library organizations as they work together to address professional issues, and to promote a Canadian presence in the advancement of library and archival science.

The Stakeholder community is committed to excellence in acquiring, preserving, and making available Canada’s unique and precious documentary heritage. We view the opportunity to cooperate and collaborate with the Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Governor in Council as an essential step in the successful appointment in this matter of great national significance and we are prepared to assist in any way we can.

 

This Document is Endorsed by:

Archives Association of Ontario / l'Association des archives de l'Ontario

Sarah Ferencz, President

ASSOCIATION DES ARCHIVISTES DU QUÉBEC

Carol Couture, President

 

Association of Canadian Archivists

Loryl MacDonald, President

 

Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives /

Association des cartothèques et archives cartographiques du Canada

Danial Duda, President

 

Atlantic Provinces Library Association

Louise White, President

 

Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property /

Association canadienne pour la conservation et la restauration des biens culturels

Cindy Colford, President

 

Canadian Council of Archives / Conseil canadien des archives

Lara Wilson, Chair

Canadian Health Libraries Association / Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada

Jeff Mason, President

Canadian Historical Association / La Société historique du Canada

Lyle Dick, President

Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques

Pilar Martinez, President

 

Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Conseil des Bibliothèques urbaines du canada

Catherine Biss, Chair

 

Library Association of Alberta

Lisa Hardy, President

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association

Erin Alcock, NLLA Past President

 

Nunavut Library Association

Yvonne Earle, President

 

Ontario Genealogical Society

Shirley L. Sturdevant, President

 

Ontario Library Association

Susanna Hubbard Krimmer, President

 

Progressive Librarians Guild Greater Toronto Area Chapter

 

Quebec Library Association / L'Association des bibliothécaires du Québec

Robin Canuel, President

University of New Brunswick

John Teskey, Director of Libraries

 

Appendix A

The Library and Archives of Canada Act defines the mandate and objectives of the Library and Archives of Canada as follows:

WHEREAS it is necessary that

  • (a) the documentary heritage of Canada be preserved for the benefit of present and future generations;
  • (b) Canada be served by an institution that is a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada as a free and democratic society;
  • (c) that institution facilitate in Canada cooperation among the communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge; and
  • (d) that institution serve as the continuing memory of the government of Canada and its institutions;

NOW, THEREFORE, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

the Library and Archives of Canada Act

. . .

7. The objects of the Library and Archives of Canada are

  • (a) to acquire and preserve the documentary heritage;
  • (b) to make that heritage known to Canadians and to anyone with an interest in Canada and to facilitate access to it;
  • (c) to be the permanent repository of publications of the Government of Canada and of government and ministerial records that are of historical or archival value;
  • (d) to facilitate the management of information by government institutions;
  • (e) to coordinate the library services of government institutions; and
  • (f) to support the development of the library and archival communities.

The Act also specifies the powers of the Librarian and Archivist as follows:

· 8. (1) The Librarian and Archivist may do anything that is conducive to the attainment of the objects of the Library and Archives of Canada, including

  • (a) acquire publications and records or obtain the care, custody or control of them;
  • (b) take measures to catalogue, classify, identify, preserve and restore publications and records;
  • (c) compile and maintain information resources such as a national bibliography and a national union catalogue;
  • (d) provide information, consultation, research or lending services, as well as any other services for the purpose of facilitating access to the documentary heritage;
  • (e) establish programs and encourage or organize any activities, including exhibitions, publications and performances, to make known and interpret the documentary heritage;
  • (f) enter into agreements with other libraries, archives or institutions in and outside Canada;
  • (g) advise government institutions concerning the management of information produced or used by them and provide services for that purpose;
  • (h) provide leadership and direction for library services of government institutions;
  • (i) provide professional, technical and financial support to those involved in the preservation and promotion of the documentary heritage and in providing access to it; and
  • (j) carry out such other functions as the Governor in Council may specify.

 


 

Déclaration commune relativement au profil que devrait posséder le prochain bibliothécaire et archiviste du Canada

Un nouveau bibliothécaire et archiviste du Canada sera nommé prochainement.

Le bibliothécaire et archiviste du Canada aura pour mandat d’assumer les obligations et responsabilités énoncées dans la Loi sur la Bibliothèque et les Archives du Canada.

Loi sur la Bibliothèque et les Archives du Canada

The Library and Archives of Canada Act (S.C. 2004, c.11) / Loi sur la Bibliothèque et les Archives du Canada (L.C. 2004, ch. 11) (http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/PDF/L-7.7.pdf)— la Loi — constitue Bibliothèque et Archives Canada en secteur de l’administration publique fédérale, placé sous l’autorité du ministre et dirigé par le bibliothécaire et archiviste, lequel est nommé, à titre amovible, par le gouverneur en conseil, et a rang et pouvoirs d’administrateur général de ministère.

 

Voir à l’annexe A le mandat et les objectifs de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada et les attributions du bibliothécaire et archiviste tels qu’établis par la Loi.

Profil du prochain bibliothécaire et archiviste du Canada

Une vaste coalition d’organisations canadiennes a élaboré la liste des qualités et compétences que devrait posséder le bibliothécaire et archiviste du Canada afin de mener à bien son mandat dans un poste à haut niveau de responsabilité et exigeant la confiance du public. Il nous paraît essentiel que la personne qui sera nommée à ce poste possède les compétences nécessaires pour faire face aux énormes défis et aux problèmes complexes soulevés par notre monde numérique, ceci en période de ressources financières et humaines limitées, et alors que les demandes du public pour un meilleur accès aux irremplaçables trésors du patrimoine documentaire canadien sont de plus en plus grandes.

Vision

  • Capacité à concevoir, formuler et promouvoir une vision convaincante de la mission et du travail de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada et, plus généralement, des professions associées à la bibliothéconomie, à l’archivistique et à la gestion des documents au Canada.
  • Capacité à concevoir le rôle de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada dans la préservation du patrimoine documentaire du Canada pour les générations présentes et à venir.
  • Capacité à concevoir un rôle de premier plan pour Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, afin de garantir que les méthodes de gestion des documents de notre gouvernement contribuent à sa responsabilisation, à sa transparence et à son ouverture.

Valeurs

  • Engagement à respecter le principe de propriété publique des documents gouvernementaux.
  • Engagement à préserver pour tous les citoyens, un accès ouvert et égal aux documents gouvernementaux, tel que défini par la loi et la coutume.
  • Engagement à procéder à une déclassification des documents historiques qui soit appropriée et effectuée en temps opportun.
  • Engagement à protéger le droit du public à la vie privée, tel que défini par la loi et la coutume.
  • Engagement à maintenir et faire appliquer les dispositions et les règlements du dépôt légal.
  • Engagement à protéger le droit de lire, tel que défini par la loi et la coutume.
  • Engagement à protéger l’intégrité professionnelle et l’impartialité politique de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.
  • Engagement à rendre accessible au public les inestimables richesses documentaires, sous toutes formes de supports, contenus dans les fonds et collections de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, tout en respectant ses obligations légales et contractuelles.
  • Engagement à maintenir le leadership de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada en matière de développement de la gestion des documents électroniques.
  • Engagement à ouvrir la communication et à travailler de manière créative dans le respect mutuel, avec le personnel et les partenaires de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.
  • Engagement à travailler de manière créative avec les autres ministères fédéraux, avec les gouvernements provinciaux et municipaux, et avec d’autres bibliothèques et institutions d’archives, incluant celles d’autres pays, afin d’identifier et de partager des responsabilités et des préoccupations communes.
  • Engagement à poursuivre le développement des réseaux canadiens de bibliothèques et d’archives.
  • Engagement à travailler de manière créative avec les réseaux canadiens de bibliothèques et d’archives, afin d’identifier et de partager des responsabilités et des préoccupations communes.
  • Engagement à garantir que la documentation de la société canadienne reflète sa diversité et son caractère multiculturel.

Compétences

  • Expérience et excellence en matière de leadership transformationnel, de promotion des programmes et de gestion d’une organisation complexe.
  • Expertise et excellence dans la pratique professionnelle associée aux bibliothèques, aux archives ou au patrimoine documentaire.
  • Capacité à communiquer en français et en anglais.
  • Capacité à écouter, à communiquer efficacement et à établir des partenariats avec une large gamme d’intervenants, notamment les archivistes, les spécialistes de la préservation, les fonctionnaires, les historiens, les généalogistes, les journalistes, les bibliothécaires, les politicologues, les politiciens et le grand public.
  • Comprendre les grands enjeux concernant les documents gouvernementaux et la profession d’archiviste en général, notamment les défis que posent les technologies de l’information en émergence et les demandes concurrentes en matière d’accès aux documents gouvernementaux, de respect de la vie privée et de sécurité nationale.
  • Comprendre les enjeux entourant la recherche historique et la préparation d’ouvrages historiques, car elles s’appuient sur les documents gouvernementaux et les archives privées.
  • Comprendre les grands enjeux concernant les bibliothèques et la profession de bibliothécaire en général, notamment les défis que posent les technologies de l’information en émergence.
  • Capacité à exercer un leadership et à faire la promotion du rôle de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada auprès du public, des fonctionnaires et de ses propres employés, et capacité à exercer un leadership en promouvant les intérêts des communautés oeuvrant dans le domaine des archives, de la gestion des documents, des bibliothèques, de l’histoire et de la recherche.
  • Capacité à contribuer efficacement à des organisations internationales dans le domaine des archives et des bibliothèques, notamment pour ce qui est de travailler ensemble à divers enjeux professionnels, ainsi qu’à promouvoir une présence canadienne dans le développement de la bibliothéconomie et de l’archivistique.

Tous les intervenants concernés recherchent l’excellence dans l’acquisition, la préservation et la diffusion du précieux patrimoine documentaire du Canada. Nous voyons l’occasion de coopérer et de collaborer avec le ministre du Patrimoine canadien et le Gouverneur en conseil comme une étape essentielle à une dotation réussie d’un poste qui revêt une grande importance nationale, et nous sommes disposés à y contribuer dans toute la mesure de nos moyens.

24 mai 2013

 

Ce document est appuyé par :

Association canadienne des bibliothèques / Canadian Library Association

Pilar Martinez, Présidente

Association canadienne pour la conservation et la restauration des biens culturels / Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property

Cindy Colford, Présidente

l'Association des archives de l'Ontario / Archives Association of Ontario

Sarah Ferencz, Présidente

ASSOCIATION DES ARCHIVISTES DU QUÉBEC

Carol Couture, Président

 

L'Association des bibliothécaires du Québec / Quebec Library Association

Robin Canuel, Président

Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada / Canadian Health Libraries Association

Jeff Mason, Président

 

Association des cartothèques et archives cartographiques du Canada / Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives

Danial Duda, Président

 

Association of Canadian Archivists

Loryl MacDonald, Présidente

 

Atlantic Provinces Library Association

Louise White, Présidente

Conseil canadien des archives / Canadian Council of Archives

Lara Wilson, Présidente

Conseil des Bibliothèques urbaines du canada / Canadian Urban Libraries Council

Catherine Biss, Présidente

 

Library Association of Alberta

Lisa Hardy, Présidente

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association

Erin Alcock, Ancienne Présidente

 

Nunavut Library Association

Yvonne Earle, Présidente

 

Ontario Genealogical Society

Shirley L. Sturdevant, Présidente

 

Ontario Library Association

Susanna Hubbard Krimmer, Présidente

 

Progressive Librarians Guild– Greater Toronto Area Chapter

La Société historique du Canada / Canadian Historical Association

Lyle Dick, Président

 

University of New Brunswick

John Teskey, Directeur des bibliothèques

Annexe A

Mandat et objectifs de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada

La Loi définit ainsi le mandat et les objectifs de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada :

Attendu qu’il est nécessaire :

a) que le patrimoine documentaire du Canada soit préservé pour les générations présentes et futures;

b) que le Canada se dote d’une institution qui soit une source de savoir permanent accessible à tous et qui contribue à l’épanouissement culturel, social et économique de la société libre et démocratique que constitue le Canada;

c) que cette institution puisse faciliter au Canada la concertation des divers milieux intéressés à l’acquisition, à la préservation et à la diffusion du savoir;

d) que cette institution soit la mémoire permanente de l’administration fédérale et de ses institutions,

Sa Majesté, sur l’avis et avec le consentement du Sénat et de la Chambre des communes du Canada, édicte : Loi sur la Bibliothèque et les Archives du Canada

. . .

7. Bibliothèque et Archives du Canada a pour mission :

  • a) de constituer et de préserver le patrimoine documentaire;
  • b) de faire connaître ce patrimoine aux Canadiens et à quiconque s’intéresse au Canada, et de le rendre accessible;
  • c) d’être le dépositaire permanent des publications des institutions fédérales, ainsi que des documents fédéraux et ministériels qui ont un intérêt historique ou archivistique;
  • d) de faciliter la gestion de l’information par les institutions fédérales;
  • e) d’assurer la coordination des services de bibliothèque des institutions fédérales;
  • f) d’appuyer les milieux des archives et des bibliothèques.

Attributions du bibliothécaire et archiviste du Canada

La Loi précise comme suit les attributions du bibliothécaire et archiviste :

8. (1) L’administrateur général peut prendre toute mesure qui concourt à la réalisation de la mission de Bibliothèque et Archives du Canada et, notamment :

  • a) acquérir des publications et des documents ou en obtenir la possession, la garde ou la responsabilité;
  • b) prendre toute mesure de catalogage, de classement, de description, de protection et de restauration des publications et documents;
  • c) compiler et maintenir des sources d’information et notamment une bibliographie et un catalogue collectif nationaux;
  • d) fournir des services d’information, de consultation, de recherche et de prêt, ainsi que tous autres services permettant d’avoir accès au patrimoine documentaire;
  • e) mettre en place des programmes visant à faire connaître et comprendre le patrimoine documentaire et encourager ou organiser des activités — notamment des expositions, des publications et des spectacles — à cette fin;
  • f) conclure des accords avec d’autres bibliothèques, archives ou institutions au Canada ou à l’étranger;
  • g) conseiller les institutions fédérales sur la gestion de l’information qu’elles produisent et utilisent et leur fournir des services à cette fin;
  • h) déterminer les orientations des services bibliothécaires des institutions fédérales et, à cette fin, fixer des lignes directrices;
  • i) apporter un appui professionnel, technique et financier aux milieux chargés de promouvoir et de préserver le patrimoine documentaire et d’assurer l’accès à celui-ci;
  • j) s’acquitter de toute autre fonction que lui confie le gouverneur en conseil.

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