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Dec 17 / Kimberly

Toronto Public Library Board Appoints New City Librarian

TPL has a new leader: Vickery Bowles, who has been the Director of Collections Management and City-Wide Services, has been appointed as City Librarian. She begins her new role on January 5, 2015.

Read the full press release here.


Dec 2 / Kimberly

Chronology of Data Library and Data Centres

While Data Librarianship is a fairly new area of practice, it’s growing rapidly and could be said to be the fastest growing area of librarian practice. IASSIST recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, and a recent email list thread explored the history of data libraries and data centres. Take a look at this chronology – a great resource for those teaching data librarianship!

Nov 25 / Kimberly

Auditor General Reports on Library & Archives of Canada: “Not Doing Enough”

The Office of the Auditor General of Canada today released the results of their performance audit of Library and Archives Canada.

The overall objective of the audit was to determine whether Library and Archives Canada has fulfilled its responsibilities for acquiring and preserving government documentary heritage from federal institutions, and for facilitating access to these records for current and future generations.

The Auditor General, Michael Ferguson, reports that “Library and Archives Canada is not doing enough to preserve and provide access to government records of historical value.”

For more information on findings and recommendations, refer to the 2014 Fall Report of the Auditor General of Canada – Chapter 7: Documentary Heritage of the Government of Canada – Library and Archives Canada