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Press Coverage of Daniel Caron’s Resignation as Head of Library and Archives Canada

Posted by CLA Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2013/05/15

Updated: May 21, 2013

Press coverage of today’s resignation of Daniel Caron as head of Library and Archives Canada

CBC NewsHead of Library and Archives resigns over Spanish lessons (2013-05-15)

The head of Library and Archives Canada said adios to his job Wednesday. Daniel Caron resigned after billing taxpayers nearly $4,500 for personal Spanish lessons. (via Canadian Press)

CBC Ottawa: All In A DayResponse to the resignation of the head of Library and Archives (2013-05-16)

[Caron's] sudden resignation has many people asking: what’s next for Library and Archives Canada? James Opp is a historian at Carleton University and the co-director for the school’s Centre for Public History, and he joined us with his thoughts.

Chronicle of Higher Education: The TickerControversial Head of Canada’s National Library Resigns (2013-05-16)

Daniel J. Caron on Wednesday resigned as director of Canada’s national library and archives, surprising critics who said some of his policies had alienated many of the country’s librarians. Mr. Caron oversaw staff downsizing as a result of federal budget cuts, and led a contentious modernization effort that his critics said was ill informed by his training in economics.

Le DevoirDaniel Caron quitte Bibliothèque et Archives Canada (2013-05-17)

Nommé au poste de bibliothécaire et archiviste du Canada en 2009, Daniel Caron a remis sa démission mercredi. Depuis quelques jours déjà, l’administrateur en chef de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada (BAC) était sur la sellette après que la question de ses frais professionnels eut atterri au Parlement. Dans un communiqué diffusé par le Nouveau Parti démocratique, le critique en matière de patrimoine Pierre Nantel a dénoncé des « dépenses titanesques ».

Global NewsHead of Library and Archives resigns after billing taxpayers for Spanish lessons (2013-05-15)

The head of Library and Archives Canada said adios to his job Wednesday. Daniel Caron resigned after billing taxpayers nearly $4,500 for personal Spanish lessons. (via Canadian Press)

iPoliticsHead of LAC Daniel Caron quits (2013-05-15)

Daniel Caron, the head of Library and Archives Canada (LAC), has resigned, iPolitics has learned. In an email Wednesday afternoon, Caron informed LAC he would be leaving the department. Caron’s resignation comes just over one week after he found himself in hot water for spending nearly $4,500 of taxpayers’ money on personal Spanish lessons.

Le Journal de MontrealLe directeur remercié (2013-05-15)

 Le directeur de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, qui était sur les charbons ardents depuis que l’Agence QMI avait rapporté en primeur qu’il avait fait payer aux contribuables des leçons privées d’espagnol pour des milliers de dollars, a abruptement annoncé son départ.

Library Journal INFODocketDaniel Caron, Head of Library and Archives Canada Has Resigned (2013-05-16)

Ottawa CitizenLibrary head Daniel Caron resigns as $170,000 in expenses found (2013-05-15)

The head of Canada’s National Library and Archives resigned Wednesday, surprising librarians and archivists who say they hope his replacement as the country’s top librarian is a better advocate for the trade.

Ottawa CitizenLibrarian community calls on minister to appoint professional librarian to replace Caron as head of LAC (2013-05-16)

Canada’s librarians and archivists are urging the federal government to appoint someone from their own professional ranks to replace the chief of Library and Archives Canada who quit Wednesday amidst questions about his spending.

Ottawa CitizenArchivists call for change at roundtable meeting (2013-05-17)

Canada’s archivists, librarians and historians are asking for a say in who becomes the next head of Library and Archives Canada — input they say is crucial to its long-term future and international reputation.

La PresseLe directeur de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada démissionne (2013-05-15)

Le directeur de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada a annoncé sa démission, mercredi. Daniel Caron quitte son poste après avoir facturé près de 4500 $ aux contribuables pour des cours d’espagnol.

Sun NewsIn hot water for big spending ways, Canada’s top librarian quits (2013-05-15)

The head of Library and Archives Canada, in hot water with his boss Heritage Minister James Moore after QMI Agency first reported he billed taxpayers thousands of dollars for private Spanish lessons, has abruptly said hasta la vista.

Toronto StarStephen Harper should appoint a pro to head Canada’s library and archives: Editorial (2013-05-21)

The chief librarian and archivist is the head curator of Canada’s history. It’s a role deserving of an expert.

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