Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A Dream Come True: Library and Archives Canada

Several months ago, I was asked about my professional goals in an archives class. Some students articulated an interest in specific media or had not yet come up with such ideas. I was always keen to work at Library and Archives Canada.

Well, that is going to happen! I begin a summer position at LAC next week and I am quite excited. No longer will I be languishing in a basement archives, an institutional after thought. I would very much like to blog about what it is like to work there, but I may not be able to. The staff there are (rightly) very concerned with security, but hopefully I can share some general impressions. As much as reference work interests me, that is not what I will be doing this summer.

4 comments:

Dani said...

Do you think you can blog in a non-personal manner, such as what you're doing or what kind of collections you're working with or would that be a security issue also?

Accidental Archivist said...

I'll have to see what their reaction is... I hope I can blog in a general sense, hopefully also give some indication of what it is like as a workplace.

dkemper said...

Would like to hear about your experiences...

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dkemper said...

Would love to read about your experiences. Good luck.

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