January 20, 2022

The Search Begins for Next Librarian and Archivist of Canada

Links to Librarian and Archivist of Canada vacancy notice/job posting and selection criteria are found below.

From PostMedia News (via Vancouver Sun):

The next head of Library and Archives Canada — who will make between $192,600 and $226,500 a year, according to the job posting — will replace controversial figure Daniel Caron, who resigned from the post in May after coming under fire for inappropriate spending. Caron’s starting salary when he took the job in 2009 was between $180,800 and $212,700.


Later that month, the Canadian Council of Archives sent then-heritage minister James Moore a comprehensive list of qualities that Canada’s next librarian and archivist should have. The three-page document stressed that the successful applicant should have expertise in libraries, archives and documentary heritage — something Caron lacked.

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Direct to Vacancy Notice for Librarian and Archivist of Canada (via LAC) ||| Selection Criteria for Position (via LAC)

See Also: Joint Statement on Qualities of a Successful Librarian and Archivist of Canada (via Canadian Association of Law Libraries, Canadian Library Association, Association of Canadian Archivists and a Number of Other Professional Groups, June 3, 2013)

See Also:  Mr. Prime Minister, don’t forget to consult the library and archival community (via Canadian Association of Research Libraries; May 21, 2013)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.