Wallot-Sylvestre Seminar: Ingrid Parent, internationally renowned Canadian librarian

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Ingrid Parent
Ingrid Parent

Library and Archives Canada presents: Ingrid Parent, internationally renowned Canadian librarian

"Play it again Sam! An international response to digital amnesia"

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: 395 Wellington Street Ottawa, Ontario


The presentation will be delivered in English with simultaneous translation, followed by a question period.

If you cannot attend in person, you can follow the proceedings on Twitter using the hashtag #RWSS.

The Wallot-Sylvestre Seminars are a lecture series focused on informing and disseminating strategic thinking in the domains of information science, archival science, history, etc. Lecturers are invited by Library and Archives Canada from the academic, public and private sectors, and include scholars and practitioners.

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The 2009 winner of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) award for Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship, Dr. Parent is recognized nationally and internationally for her outstanding contributions to libraries and to the library profession.

The digital agenda, including the collection of electronic publications and archival records, the provision of new and efficient digital services, and converting analogue information to digital formats, is an enduring interest for Dr. Parent. While with Library and Archives Canada, she led activities to develop national standards and policies for managing digital material, and has made The University of British Columbia Library's digital plan a top priority.

Over her career, Dr. Parent has been involved with several international information associations including UNESCO, the International Publishers Association, the ISSN International Network, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the Association of Research Libraries. She has been actively involved in the governance of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) for the past 14 years. Dr. Parent completed her two-year term as president of the federation in 2013. Within IFLA, Dr. Parent has been a strong proponent of equitable access to information and promoting the diversity of voices in the world of information.

In 2009 Dr. Parent was appointed to The University of British Columbia as University Librarian after holding increasingly senior positions at Library and Archives Canada (LAC), culminating in her role as Assistant Deputy Minister for Documentary Heritage.

In June 2011, Dr. Parent was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa for her role in promoting libraries and cultural heritage around the world.

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