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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- Barc, A. “Early history of library science education in the province of Ontario, Canada.” IFLA International Conference History of Librarianship, Lyon, France, August 25–26, 2014, 15pp. (forthcoming)
- Barc, A. “Architecture and the professionalization of librarianship: early years of the Claude T. Bissell Building, University of Toronto.” Canadian Library Association 2013 National Conference and Trade Show, Winnipeg, MB, May 29–June 1, 2013, 10pp.
- Barc, A. “Materiality, memory and the interface: online finding aids for special collections.” Theory, Practice & Praxis: 2013 iSchool Graduate Student Conference, Toronto, ON, March 22–24, 2013, 6 pp.
- Ex Libris Association: biography contributor to Biographies of Librarians and Information Professionals in Canada
- Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians: member of the Steering Committee
- Friends of Victoria University Library, member of the Bruce Vance Manuscript Committee.