Some 19 Canadian library and archival associations have issued a joint statement on the qualities the new head of Library and Archives Canada should have
. Daniel Caron resigned earlier this month from that position:
"Over the past week, the Canadian Library Association has
collaborated with other national and provincial associations to consider
the qualities we believe are necessary for a successful candidate to the
position of Librarian and Archivist of Canada."
"A broad spectrum of associations has collaborated to produce and
endorse a Joint Statement on Qualities of a Successful Librarian and
Archivist of Canada. This statement is being distributed today to
the Clerk of the Privy Council, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and
other key MPs and stakeholders."
"CLA members are encouraged to draft their own cover letters and
forward them with copies of the joint statement to their MPs and to the
Minister of Canadian Heritage."
For further background, see the Library Boy post of May 16 entitled Daniel Caron Resigns as Head of Library and Archives Canada
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