Saturday, June 28, 2008


The post on the public service articles is still in progress, hopefully I can finish it off this weekend. A few days ago, some emails came in at my work account and it looks like a) there will be some fun events coming up and b) I might have a mentor to talk to. It is distressing to think that my day-to-day work tasks at the Small Religious Archive last summer were actually much more stimulating than my present job. I am basically a clerk, who uses a computer all day. I can almost feel my skills losing their edge...

That said, it is going to be great to talk to somebody who is interested in talking to me about professional concerns. This job has made the Accidental Archivist contemplate switch to a different career. Maybe there is hope yet on this path. Other people I know working the library/archives/information sector this summer in Ottawa have more interesting work, so maybe there is hope still.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Civil Service Post Coming Soon

There have been several interesting civil service articles in the Canadian media this week and I hope to comment on them in a few days. Futher, next week is National Public Service week in Canada but I wonder how many people outside Ottawa are aware of it? I don"t know of any specific events relating to the week - I have only seen a few posters and banners around the office and Ottawa thus far.

Monday, June 2, 2008

What I learned at work today

The Emperor of Japan made a state visit to Canada in 1953. There are records relating to this visit at Library and Archives Canada.