Wednesday, October 16, 2013
If one looks at the requirements for the job, as people from the archivist and librarian community has done already, the news is not good for the Canadian genealogical community.
It says that it will be an “asset” and not a “requirement” for the successful person to have experience in the library and archivist field.
So, does this leave us with another person like the former LAC head Daniel Caron who was a career bureaucrat and not an archivist or librarian?
To read the story, here is a newspaper article, and a statement by The Canadian Association of Law Libraries -
Joint Statement on Qualities of a Successful Librarian and Archivist of Canada
Top librarian job up for grabs; head of Library and Archives Canada could bag a $226,500 salary http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/national/librarian+grabs+head+Library+Archives+Canada+could/9034221/story.html
Postscript: I would like to thank two of my readers for sending me the news story and the job description.