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I don't think it's necessary for the head of any library to be a librarian
by training to do good work but you can be assured that the institution
will suffer when there are no trained librarians in senior management.
Just such a situation has contributed greatly to the  current state of LAC.

http://goo.gl/t7pGr

Joe Wickens



On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 11:26 AM, Fred Popowich <
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>  I had not looked closely at the details either.  I remember that there
> was a lot of criticism when Roch Carrier was named National Librarian, but
> in the end he did a lot of good work.****
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>
> Fred Popowich****
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> Deputy Chief Librarian****
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> Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library****
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> P.O. Box 276, New Glasgow, N.S.****
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> B2H 5E3****
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> 902-755-6031    Fax 902-755-6775****
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> www.parl.ns.ca****
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> *From:* APLA-List List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] *On
> Behalf Of *Kamennof-Sine,Lana
> *Sent:* June 22, 2012 10:53 AM
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> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: [APLA] Parliamentary Librarian****
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> While I too have philosophical challenges around individuals titled
> Librarian without possessing the degree I wonder if the functionality of
> the particular position is administrative/managerial in which case an
> individual with those skills and any other training could be suitable.
> Again, in an ideal world, it would be an individual with an understanding
> of the operational work conducted within libraries & by the varying staff.
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> Lana****
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> Lana Kamennof-Sine****
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> Kingstec Campus Librarian****
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> 236 Belcher St.****
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> Kentville, NS B4N 0A6****
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> [log in to unmask]****
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> 902-679-7379****
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> *From:* APLA-List List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] *On
> Behalf Of *MacDonald, Jacqueline
> *Sent:* Friday, June 22, 2012 9:44 AM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: [APLA] Parliamentary Librarian****
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> That is exactly what I thought Michelle  ... It is not my intent to
> disparage economists* but calling an economist a librarian for convenience
> is wishy-washy.****
>
> There is a problem here, perhaps it is with terminology, perhaps with our
> own scope of practice and what we agree are the requirements for it.
> Whatever it is, we should get it sorted out.****
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> I wonder, is this similar to nutritionist and registered dietician – I
> think I could hang out a shingle to become a nutritionist this afternoon if
> I wanted to, but I believe I’d be required to successfully complete a
> course of study and an internship, prove competency and maintain
> registration (or licensure) to call myself a Registered Dietician.  ****
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> Jackie ****
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> *Herbert A. Simon is one of my all time heroes****
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> Sent to the APLA list intentionally ****
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> ===========================================****
>
> Jacqueline MacDonald, tri-District Manager****
>
> Library and Knowledge Management Services****
>
> Annapolis Valley Health, South Shore Health, Southwest Health and
> Dalhousie School of Nursing, Yarmouth Site****
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> phone: 902 543 4604 x2273****
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> email: [log in to unmask]****
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> *From:* APLA-List List [mailto:[log in to unmask]<[log in to unmask]>]
> *On Behalf Of *Helliwell, Michelle
> *Sent:* June 22, 2012 8:38 AM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: [APLA] Parliamentary Librarian****
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> Thank you for this announcement.****
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> At the risk of sounding incredibly naïve on the duties and matters of the
> Parliamentary Librarian – because I am, but asking this in the spirit of
> wanting some context – should I not be concerned that this person does not,
> in fact, hold the credentials to be a librarian? Particularly if she is
> providing leadership (or should be) to Library and Research Services to
> those who have the potential to influence policy makers at the highest
> level?****
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> The Chief Medical Officer of Canada would never, ever be anyone but a
> physician. The CMA would have a fit, and rightly so. ****
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> Cheers,****
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> Michelle****
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> Michelle Helliwell, MLIS, BA ****
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> Librarian****
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> Library and Knowledge Management Services****
>
> Shared Services (Dalhousie School of Nursing – Yarmouth Site, Annapolis
> Valley Health, South Shore Health, South West Health)****
>
> Eastern Kings Memorial Community Health Centre ****
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> 23 Earnscliffe Ave.  Wolfville, NS B4P 1X4****
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> phone: 902.542.2347 fax: 902-542-4619****
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> email: [log in to unmask]****
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> *From:* APLA-List List [mailto:[log in to unmask]<[log in to unmask]>]
> *On Behalf Of *Peter F. McNally, Prof.
> *Sent:* Thursday, June 21, 2012 3:36 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* [APLA] Parliamentary Librarian****
>
>  ****
>
> Prime Minister Harper nominates next Parliamentary Librarian****
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> 18 June 2012****
>
> Ottawa, Ontario****
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> Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the nomination of Sonia
> L'Heureux as the new Parliamentary Librarian.****
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> "Ms. L'Heureux has been an integral member of the Library's management
> team since 2008 and has demonstrated the ability to lead the Library with
> vision and innovation", said the Prime Minister. "I am pleased that she has
> agreed to be nominated for this position."****
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> The Prime Minister took the opportunity to thank Mr. William Young – who
> served as Parliamentary Librarian from December 12, 2005, until December
> 11, 2011 – for his dedication, diligence and sound leadership during his
> tenure, and to wish him well in his future endeavours.****
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> Holding a special place in Canadian history, the Library of Parliament is
> the last remaining part of the original Parliament building. It is a fully
> functioning library whose collection and services support the activities
> and decisions of Parliament. The control and management of the Library
> rests with the Parliamentary Librarian, who is appointed by the Governor in
> Council. Pursuant to Standing Order 111.1, the Leader of the Government in
> the House of Commons will be tabling this nomination for referral to the
> Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament.****
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> Ms. L’Heureux joined the Library of Parliament in 2008 as Assistant
> Parliamentary Librarian. Since February 2012, she has held the position of
> Associate Parliamentary Librarian and has been performing the duties and
> functions of Parliamentary Librarian since that time. She is also a member
> of the Standing Committee on the Library and Research Services for
> Parliament section of the International Federation of Library Associations
> and Institutions.****
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> Prior to joining the Library of Parliament, she held the positions of
> Director General of Reorganization Implementation and Renewal Integration
> at Human Resources and Social Development Canada and Specialist Advisor,
> Tax Policy, at the Australian Treasury. She has also worked as a policy
> analyst at Finance Canada, Environment Canada and Energy, Mines and
> Resources Canada.****
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> Ms. L’Heureux holds a Master of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of
> Science in Economics from the Université de Montréal.****
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