Monday, January 28, 2008

Library and Archives Canada hopes

Two representatives from Library and Archives Canada (the merged National Library and Archives of Canada) came to visit my university today. It was the first time in quite a long while that I felt inspired by the possibilities of an archival career. They spoke about getting employed at LAC, the nature of the work (a bit) and some other interesting subjects. They were also kind enough to visit my one of my Archives classes and speak about LAC's Web digitization projects and some other subjects.

It was also very gratifying to actually have a chance to ask questions from somebody who works there. Thus far, my only interaction with the institution has been via its website.