September 25 – 27, 2015
The Lord Nelson Hotel
Halifax Central Library
The panel will provide an update on some of Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) key initiatives as they relate to the conference themes of collaboration, connecting, and client services:
Making Decisions on What to Acquire - LAC is in a period of transition. This presentation will highlight recent developments within LAC in the execution of its mandate for documenting Canadian society (supporting effective recordkeeping for the Government of Canada, acquiring government and private documentary heritage of national significance) and how LAC provides access to collection material proactively.
LAC’s National Presence - LAC’s regional presence has expanded to include three sites that provide storage and access to over 30 kilometres of government archival records. Developments in LAC’s strategic direction, advances in technology and changes in the needs and expectations of Canadians are shifting how we envision the future of regional service delivery. This presentation will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the Regional Archival Program and will discuss the potential for greater collaboration in mapping the way forward.
LAC’s Regional Archival Program in Halifax - This portion of the presentation will provide an overview of the regional office’s activities, holdings, and reference services. Some items from the regional collection will be highlighted.
LAC’s Regional Archival Program and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission - The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) seeks to promote the awareness of Canadians about the Indian Residential School (IRS) experience and its impacts and to acquire a complete historical record of the IRS system and it legacy. As a repository for historic records of the Government of Canada, LAC’s Vancouver Office has been actively supporting the work of the TRC in the achievement of these two key elements of its mandate. This presentation will discuss the challenges and impacts of LAC’s on-going work in support of the TRC.
Kristina has been with Library and Archives Canada (LAC) since 2004, and has coordinated various projects including the Irish Census Digitization project, grants and contributions such as the National Archival Development Program, and LAC’s Policy Suite for Managing Partnering Activities.
Since 2011 Ms. Lillico has been a Director in the area responsible for the evaluation and acquisition decisions for LAC covering areas such as Government of Canada records and private archival acquisition recommendations for the thematic areas of Economic, Science, Environment, Governance and Political Affairs. Kristina currently has the responsibility for the Regional Archival Program with teams in Halifax, Winnipeg and Vancouver and for overseeing the development of LAC’s new National Presence in those cities.
Kristina Lillico holds a Bachelor of Arts, honours, in History from Queen’s University and a Masters’ of Public Administration in Management from Dalhousie University.Libraries and
Laurena started at LAC in 2009 as an archivist in LAC’s Halifax Office. She is currently acting as the Manager of LAC’s Regional Archival Program and in this capacity manages the LAC teams that provide regional archival services at offices in Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Halifax.
Laurena holds a Bachelor of Arts, honours, in English from Acadia University and a Master of Library and Information Studies degree from Dalhousie University.
Leah has been an archivist at LACs Halifax Office since 2013 with a focus on arrangement and description and the provision of reference services.
Leah holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from Dalhousie University. She completed her practicum in the archives at Acadia University, and has also worked at the Dalhousie University Archives.
Susanne is the reference archivist and ATIP analyst at the Vancouver Office of LAC’s Regional Archival Program.
Susanne Sulzberger graduated from UBC with a BA in Religion, Literature and the arts, followed by a Master of Archival Studies degree also from UBC.