National Conference: Archives and Libraries in Official Language Minority Communities – Issues and Future

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Library and Archives Canada (LAC) in partnership with the Centre de recherche en civilisation canadienne-française (CRCCF) at the University of Ottawa and the Association des bibliothèques de l’Ontario-Franco (ABO-Franco), with the active support of archival and library networks in official language minority communities (OLMCs), are pleased to invite you to the online Opening Session of the National Conference Archives and Libraries in Official Language Minority Communities — Issues and Future.

Opening Session

Don’t miss this fascinating conversation between France Daigle, author and winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, and Lucie Hotte, Director of the Centre de recherche en civilisation canadienne-française (CRCCF). They will discuss the role archives and libraries play in this internationally renowned Acadian author’s creative writing. At various points in the discussion, excerpts from her works will be read aloud by LAC employees. 

“From 1953 to Pour sûr, the archives, volumes and libraries as sources of inspiration”

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
1 p.m. 
(Eastern Time)
Library and Archives Canada will broadcast the event on its 
English YouTube and French YouTube channels.

*No registration is required.

Online Panel Discussions

For the first time, a national conference will bring together experts from academia, government and communities who will discuss the essential contribution that libraries and archives make to the vitality of OLMCs. Four important themes will be explored: the role of memory; literary archives as traces of creation and sources of inspiration; policies and other measures to foster access; and ways to better represent OLMCs in collections. In addition, coffee meetings will provide participants with an opportunity to converse with each other on topics specifically related to strengthening the documentary heritage sector, from how to better serve OLMCs to how to encourage the professional development of professionals working in minority communities.

May 13, 20, and 27, 2021

Consult the full program and reserve your space now!

*Registration is required

All of these activities are free and open to everyone with simultaneous interpretation (for the opening session and panel discussions).

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