Beth Stover

Career objective: A senior level position in an environment where I can apply myself in a creative and independent fashion, and yet still be part of a cohesive team, sharing common goals and spirit of purpose.

Professional experience

Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions (CIHM), Ottawa, Ont.
Bibliographic Research Co-ordinator/Collection Development/Cataloguer
September 1993 to present

  • Organizes and manages bibliographic research and the inputting of records into CIHM's in-house database
  • Supervises contract employees conducting bibliographic research across Canada, as well as students working part-time in the Ottawa office
  • Selects items to be digitized for CIHM's Early Canadiana Online collection (, based on guidelines established by CIHM's Government Documents Advisory Committee
  • Original cataloguing of monographs, serials and government publications using AACR2, LC Subject Headings, Canadian Subject Headings, Répertoires des vedettes-matières and Dewey Decimal Classification
  • Liaises with libraries across Canada to arrange for the borrowing of books to be filmed and scanned

Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions (CIHM), Toronto, Ont.
Toronto Co-ordinator November 1988 to August 1993

  • Supervised and organized the preservation filming of monographs, annuals and periodicals
  • Organized bibliographic surveys of Toronto libraries and archives

School of Library and Information Science, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont.
Retention Project Archivist Sept.-Dec. 1987 (Co-op); Jan.-Aug. 1988 (part-time)

  • Formulated retention and disposition schedules for the College's offices
  • Created a manual outlining the retention schedules and procedures of submission of the College's records to the Archives
  • Provided reference service and tours of the Archives
  • Weeded and organized incoming materials
  • Trained and supervised three archive assistant


Masters of Library and Information Science
University of Western Ontario, London
August 1988

Honours Bachelor of Art (History and Sociology)
University of Western Ontario, London
May 1987