May 28, 2022

105 Jobs Will Be Cut At Library and Archives Canada

UPDATE (May 2, 2012): Canadian Library Association Dismayed by Impact of Budget Cuts on Federal Libraries

Over the weekend and for the second time in April we posted about the elimination of a Canadian government program providing public access to the Internet (often via public libraries).

Today, news of more cuts and this time the involve government libraries and librarians.

According to the CBC, 105 positions will be eliminated at Library and Archives Canada as part of another large cut in government jobs throughout the country.

More Cuts

The Winnipeg Sun reports on the entire staff of Transport Canada’s library in Ottawa being let go. The head librarian was the only person to keep her job.

According to the library’s web page, it was home to 75,000 books/technical reports and more than 175 periodicals and serials.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.