Brendan Edwards

1-ROM_Brendan Edwards_1169_B&W toned-MASTER-web“The critical, diverse (and sometimes neglected) roles of libraries and archives in a museum setting”

This paper will discuss the unique and often complicated roles of libraries and archives in museum settings.  Drawing from his experience as the new Department Head of Library & Archives at the Royal Ontario Museum, and with insight from ROM’s Archivist, Charlotte Chaffey, Dr. Edwards will shine a light on present and future challenges and opportunities of museum libraries and archives.

Dr. Brendan F.R. Edwards (Department Head, Library & Archives, Royal Ontario Museum): MLIS (McGill), MA (Trent), PhD (Saskatchewan). Brendan has served as the coordinating Librarian at First Nations University of Canada in Regina, and has held teaching positions at Mount Allison and Laurentian universities, as well as universities abroad. He is the author of  Paper Talk: a history of libraries, print culture, and Aboriginal peoples in Canada before 1960 (Scarecrow Press, 2005), several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and contributed to volumes II and III of the History of the Book in Canada (UTP, 2005; 2007).