Gillian Cantello

Gillian Cantello is currently the acting Director General of the Published Heritage Branch at Library and Archives Canada. Ms. Cantello has been with LAC and the former National Archives since 2002. During her time with the institution her responsibilities have included Director of Access to Information, Privacy and Personnel Records, Acting Director of Audit and Evaluation and Senior Program Manager in Government Records Branch. She also held the title of Senior Official for Values and Ethics for two years. Before coming to the National Archives, Gillian worked for 17 years at Human Resources Development Canada and its predecessor department Employment and Immigration Canada. A Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor with a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University, Gillian spent most of her years at EIC and HRDC in Financial Management.

Pat Riva


Pat Riva is Coordinator of the Monographs Section in the Cataloguing Directorate for the Heritage Collection at Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec in Montreal, Canada as of June 2007. From 1987 to 2007 she held academic librarian positions at McGill University, first in the Library Systems Office, then, from 1992, as Romance Languages Cataloguer/Bibliographic Database Specialist in Library Technical Services.
Pat has worked on cataloguing standards in several areas:

  • MARC21, as Chair of the Canadian Committee on MARC since 1996;
  • AACR2, as a member of the Format Variation Working Group (2001-2004);
  • a project on incorporating FRBR terminology into AACR carried out at the request of the Joint Steering Committee;
  • as a member of the RDA Examples Group 1 (section 1 and section 2 chapter 7);
  • and as a member of the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing as of 2009.
In 2005, she was elected to the IFLA Cataloguing Section and became chair of the FRBR Review Group. Pat has also written articles and given presentations relating to FRBR, changes to AACR and MARC 21.

About the Speaker (Français)

Depuis juin 2007 Pat Riva travaille à Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec où elle occupe le poste de Coordonnatrice de la Section des monographies à la Direction du traitement documentaire de la Collection patrimoniale. De 1987 à 2007 elle occupait un poste de bibliothécaire à l'Université McGill où elle était initialement à la section des systèmes automatisés et après 1992 à la section de catalogage avec spécialisation en normes bibliographiques.
Pat s'est impliquée de diverses manières dans les normes bibliographiques et FRBR:

  • présidente du Comité canadien du MARC depuis 1996,
  • membre du “Format Variation Working Group” établi par le Joint Steering Committee pour la révision des RCAA2 (JSC) (2001-2004)
  • ce qui à mené a un projet pour le Joint Steering Committee sur l'incorporation de la terminologie FRBR dans RCAA2 (2001-2003),
  • membre du Groupe de sélection d'exemples pour RDA,
  • membre du Comité canadien de catalogage depuis 2009.
En 2005, Pat a été élue au Comité permanent de la section de catalogage de l'IFLA (Cataloguing Section Standing Committee), et aussi comme présidente du FRBR Review Group. Ses conférences traitent de FRBR, les modifications au RCAA2, et le MARC 21.

Chris Oliver


Christine Oliver is the Chair of the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing (CCC) and has been a member of the Committee since 1997, one of the two members representing CLA. Chris is also the Chair of the RDA Outreach Group, and was a member of the Format Variation Working Group (2001-2004), a group appointed by the Joint Steering Committee to investigate topics related to expression-level identification and collocation. Chris has worked at the McGill University Library since 1989 as a cataloguing librarian and a cataloguing
manager; she is currently the Coordinator of Cataloguing.


Tom Delsey

Tom Delsey is a consultant, based in Ottawa, specializing in information modelling. He has developed a number of models for the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), the Library of Congress, and international organizations in the music, sound recording, film, video, and publishing industries. He is currently contracted as the editor of RDA, a new standard for resource description and access being developed by the Joint Steering Committee for Revision of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules.

Prior to beginning his consulting career, Tom was Director General, Corporate Policy and Communications, at the National Library of Canada. During his twenty-three year tenure there, he held a number of management positions in standards, acquisitions and bibliographic services, and policy and planning. At various intervals during that time, he represented the National Library of Canada on a number of national and international standards committees. He has chaired the Standing Committee of the IFLA Section on Cataloguing and has participated in the work of a number of IFLA working groups, including the Study Group on Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records.

Laura May

Laura May recently joined the Standards Division at Library and Archives Canada as Information Standards Specialist. In this capacity, she is actively engaged in the development of RDA. She also serves as secretary to the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing. Previously, Laura worked at Concordia University Libraries in Montreal as a cataloguing librarian and was a member of the CREPUQ Groupe de travail sur le traitement de la documentation. She has been a trainer the with Serials Cooperative Cataloging Training Program (SCCTP) since 2002. Laura has been involved in different CLA interest groups, namely as past-president of the Montreal Chapter and secretary/treasurer of TSIG.

Marg Stewart

Margaret Stewart has spent most of her career working in the area of standards for Library and Archives Canada. As Manager of Standards, she oversees LAC’s contributions to the development and maintenance of national and international bibliographic and archival standards. Marg is LAC's representative to the MARC Advisory Committee, the LAC representative to the Canadian Committee on MARC and the Chair of the Canadian Advisory Committee for ISO Technical Committee 46 (Information and Documentation). Marg has been the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing representative to the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC) since 1999. She is currently on assignment as the Chair of the JSC for the period from January to June 2009.


Mireille Huneault


Prior to joining BAnQ, Mireille Huneault was responsible for information management for the Ministry of Education, in Québec City. She has also worked as a research assistant at Université de Montréal, as head of publishing at Documensa and as an information analyst. She holds a masters in library and information science, a certificate in digital information management, a certificate in archival and records management, as well as a BA in communications. Member of ASTED and the Corporation des bibliothécaires professionnels du Québec, she is actively involved in the Québec library scene.

Trina Grover


Trina Grover is a member of the Canadian Committee on MARC (CCM). She has worked as a Catalogue Librarian at Ryerson University since 1995.. She has developed and delivered cataloguing training for The MARC of Quality in the USA, Seneca College in Toronto and Red River College in Winnipeg. She teaches the Digital Applications for Collections Management course in the graduate program in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management at Ryerson.