Category Archives: Library and Achives Canada

LAC issues new CODE OF CONDUCT

Pressure from the community has had an impact. A new Code of Conduct has been issued by Library and Archives Canada. For a comparison, here is the old version LAC Code of Conduct Jan 2013   versus the new version … Continue reading

Posted in Academic freedom, Academic governance, Academic Librarianship, Archives, Archivists, Code of Conduct, LAC, Library and Achives Canada | Leave a comment

CAPAL 2014 Report to the Royal Society of Canada on the Role of Professional Academic Librarians and Archivists

CAPAL has submitted a report to the Royal Society of Canada on the The Status and Future of Canada’s Libraries and Archives, emphasizing the role of academic librarians and professional archivists in the future of Canada’s libraries and archives. ********** … Continue reading

Posted in Academic freedom, Academic Librarianship, Archives, Archivists, CAPAL - Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians, LAC, Library and Achives Canada, Royal Society of Canada | Leave a comment

University of Toronto: Resource Group on Libraries of the Association of Faculties of Medicine in Canada

Concerns are rising across all disciplines affected by the governmental changes happening at the Library and Archives Canada. The changes are having far reaching consequences that our public needs to hear about. The Resource Group on Libraries of the Association … Continue reading

Posted in LAC, Library and Achives Canada, Resource Group on Libraries of the Association of Faculties of Medicine in Canada, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Libraries | 2 Comments

Time for a Professional Librarian / Archivist to Head Library and Archives Canada

As information is gradually leaked to the press, the amount of expenses declared the Dr. Caron, ex-head of LAC, escalates. In the Ottawa Citizen, May 15, 2013, it states an excess of $170,000 for a range of expenses, some in-appropriate, … Continue reading

Posted in Academic governance, Academic Librarianship, Academic libraries, Archives, Archivists, LAC, Library and Achives Canada | Leave a comment

LAC nominated for the annual Canadian Association of Journalists’ Code of Silence Award

In the Wall Street Journal in New York , May 4, it was noted that the Library and Archives Canada was nominated by the Canadian Association of Journalists for its …”code of conduct that keeps staff members from speaking at … Continue reading

Posted in Academic freedom, Academic Librarianship, CAUT, LAC, Library and Achives Canada | Leave a comment

Consequences of Government Interference in the Preservation of Canada’s History

There are reasons why administrators who are not archivists or librarians, but politicians, should not be leading and determining the fate of Canada’s documentary heritage, such as we have seen at the Library and Archives Canada. This is clearly evident … Continue reading

Posted in Academic governance, Academic Librarianship, LAC, Library and Achives Canada | 1 Comment

Toronto Star Article on LAC

See http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2013/03/10/historical_letters_not_wanted_at_library_and_archives_canada_critics_say.print.html

Posted in Academic freedom, Academic Librarianship, Academic libraries, Archivists, Government, LAC, Library and Achives Canada | Leave a comment

EX LIBRIS ASSOCIATION releases statement on LAC and calls for Parliamentary Review

EX LIBRIS ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA – Feb. 2013 After 2004, when the functions of a national library, archives, and potential museum were assumed by LAC under new legislation, various studies were undertaken to determine what LAC … Continue reading

Posted in Academic freedom, Academic governance, Academic libraries, Harper Government, LAC, Library and Achives Canada | Leave a comment

Canadian Federal Government Attempted to Deny Access to Records in LAC

“…The government maintained it had no obligation to provide the records in Library and Archives Canada…” this refusal was over turned by Justice Goudge’s decision that “…the federal government is obliged to turn over its archival records on Indian residential … Continue reading

Posted in Academic freedom, Censorship, LAC, Library and Achives Canada | Leave a comment

Questions Raised About Bonuses Paid to Dr. Caron at LAC?

Two French newspapers have commented on the questions raised by bonuses given to the Director of the Library and Archives of Canada, Le Journal de Montreal, http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2012/11/27/des-compressions-bidon and TVA Nouvelles, http://tvanouvelles.ca/lcn/infos/national/archives/2012/11/20121127-210131.html .

Posted in Academic Librarianship, Archives, Archivists, LAC, Library and Achives Canada | Leave a comment