I’m an academic librarian at the University of Toronto as well as a recent graduate of Library and Information Science at the Faculty of Information (“iSchool at Toronto”) and the collaborative program in Book History and Print Culture at Massey College. Toronto has been my home for the last fourteen years. You can contact me at agatha.barc@gmail.com.

Research Interests

My research interests encompass three areas:

  • women in librarianship—in particular, Canadian women who served in the roles of library science faculty, chief librarians, and administrators. If you're interested in the topic and the work I have done on it so far, consult Women in Librarianship
  • history of University of Toronto Faculty of Library Science and its predecessors
  • history of librarianship—rise and decline of the public library movement in Ontario; history of University of Toronto libraries.

Conference Presentations

Professional Service