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Lakehead University Library Papers / Chief Librarian’s Office
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1928 - 2015 (Creation)
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7.3 m of textual records
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Transferred to the Archives from the Office of the Chief Librarian some time after 1985.
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These are the records of the Chief Librarian (University Librarian) of Lakehead University (Lakehead Technical Institute, Lakehead College of Arts, Science, and Technology.)
The records document the management and administration of the Lakehead University Library, including the construction of the Library building, policies, acquisitions, staffing, and more. Correspondence provides insight into the workings of the library during a period of library and academic expansion, computerization and transition.
The Chief Librarian had a significant role as a member of University administration, and participated on Faculty Council, Senate, and numerous committees. Records here reflect those bodies and their work throughout this time period, including proposed and new programs, enrollment, new construction, governance, and long range planning.
The Library's role in partnership with other organizations provincially, nationally, and internationally is also represented. Many libraries were adopting new technologies at this time, which allowed for more communications and cooperation, on projects including computerized cataloguing and inter-library loan.
The time period covered in these records includes major developments and changes within Lakehead University, and in the cultures and technologies of universities and libraries.
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Processed and arranged in 2016-2018. Transitory records (printing receipts, staff attendance, etc) were discarded. Records were arranged into three functional series: those dealing with library internal matters, those dealing with university matters, and those dealing with inter-institutional projects.
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Three accruals have been processed. Further accruals of post-2000 records are expected.