Groover, Myron

Archives and Rare Books Librarian
Archives and Research Collections
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Areas of Interest/Research Interests: 

History, religious studies, politics, information policy, intellectual freedom, privacy, library advocacy, critical information literacy.

Publications & Presentations: 
  • “Secondary Value” in Luciana Duranti and Patricia Franks, eds., Encyclopedia of Archival Concepts, Principles and Practices (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015)
  • “Love in the Time of Austerity: Library Advocacy in Tough Times” (Keynote address, University of Alberta Forum For Information Professionals, Edmonton, Alberta, 7 February 2015)
  • “Be It Resolved: Collections are Inconsequential to the Libraries of Today” (Great Debate, Canadian Library Association Conference, 29 May 2014)
  • "Life in a Glass House: Papering the Windowpanes” (Presentation, British Columbia Library Association conference, 2 April 2014)
  • The Canada IFLA Adventure: 85 Years of Canadian Participation in the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. (Ottawa, ON: Canadian Library Association Press, 2013)
  • “Points of Convergence: OpenMedia, BCLA, and the Future of Library Advocacy” (Panel, British Columbia Library Association Conference, 11 May 2013)
  • “Contempt for Values: The Controversy over Library and Archives Canada's Code of Conduct”, Academic Matters: The Journal of Higher Education (Vol. 8, No. 1), May 2013
  • “LAC and the Federal Government: Implications for Researching and Understanding Aboriginal Treaties and History”, Northern Public Affairs (Vol. 2, No. 1), May 2013
  • The White House E-Mail Destruction Scandal of 2007: A Case Study for Digital Heritage. In Memory of the World in the Digital Age - Digitization and Preservation: Proceedings of the UNESCO Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, 26-28 September, 2012
  • “Public Sector Audit Reports on Digital Recordkeeping” (Final Report, InterPARES Project — General Study 17, 2 November 2011)