Friday, 17 May 2013

Looking for LAC Leadership

Loryl MacDonald, president of the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) doesn't hesitate to express views in behalf of the Association. In a letter to Heritage Minister James Moore she advised him to appoint as Librarian and Archivist of Canada

“a visionary leader — someone with a deep understanding and appreciation of the library and archives environment, the communities they serve, and the issues they face. We are confident such leaders can be found within the Canadian archival and library communities.”
Such an appointed person also needs the necessary experience to operate in the Government of Canada system or they'll "eat his (or her) breakfast."

1 comment:

Gerald Parker said...

That's right, dear! Having the vision could be the characteristic not only of a librarian or of an archivist, but of a literary figure, historian, social theorist, or others familiar with research, publishing, the humanities and the arts.