INFORMATION SESSIONS : Curious about working at LAC? Wondering what a bilat is and how many you are going to have? What does it mean to be Canada's Library and Archive? Join us for a conversation about this job opportunity. Amy Buckland, Assistant Deputy Minister of Collections, and Jasmine Bouchard, Assistant Deputy Minister of User Experience and Engagement, will answer questions about current job postings during two (bilingual) sessions. Looking forward to meeting you!
Tuesday May 17 2022 from 12 PM to 1 PM (Eastern time): https://tinyurl.com/yvdd6rbe
Tuesday, May 24 2022 from 2 PM to 3 PM (Eastern time): https://tinyurl.com/2phy3d5r
STREAM 1 - GOVERNMENT RECORD :
The Director General, Government Record, is responsible for the acquisition, description, and making accessible of the record of the Government of Canada.
More specifically, the DG ensures the entire management of the branch and its various components, which are: Government Archives, Government Records Initiative Division, ATIP & Litigation Response.
The DG, Government Record, will develop LAC’s established leadership role providing overarching strategies and solutions for the Government of Canada with respect to the production and disposition of information. This includes confronting the challenges of preserving information in a world where production technologies and formats are rapidly shifting. They will support and advocate for the modernization of ATIP with our GC partners, especially the need for declassification standards and new resourcing models. They will play a leadership role in LAC relations with the provincial, national and international government archival communities.
STREAM 2 - PRESERVATION & DIGITIZATION :
The Director General, Preservation & Digitization, is responsible for the analogue preservation and digitization of the collections.
More specifically, the DG ensures the entire management of the branch and its various components : Care of Collection, Digitization Services.
The DG, Preservation & Digitization will oversee the management of the 5th largest analog collection in the world, including supporting staff, evergreening equipment, and managing new facilities, as the collection continues to grow. They will lead the design and implementation of a new digitization strategy for LAC, liaising with colleagues in User Experience & Mobilization and Digital Services, leveraging existing expertise and equipment to address large-scale, on-demand, and ATIP-related digitization needs. This will include developing appropriate policies, guidelines, support systems, structures, informatics systems’ needs, as well as objectives and goals.
STREAM 3 - PUBLISHED HERITAGE & PRIVATE ARCHIVES :
The Director General, Published Heritage & Private Archives is responsible for the acquisition, description, and making accessible of the stories of the peoples of Canada.
More specifically, the DG ensures the entire management of the branch and its various components: Published Heritage – Acquisitions, Published Heritage – Description, Private Archives – Science, Governance, and Political Archives, Private Archives – Social Life & Culture.
The DG, Published Heritage & Private Archives will continue LAC’s work to develop and implement respectful description practices, directed by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation partners. They will lead the development and implementation of strategies, plans, approaches and initiatives to identify those individuals, business, social groups, labour groups, cultural organizations, etc, which have been significant to Canadians. They will ensure that we prioritize those people/business/groups who have traditionally been marginalized. They will play a leadership role in LAC’s relations with the provincial, national and international archival and special collections communities.
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