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Joseph Hafner Bio

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Joseph Hafner is currently the Associate Director, Collection Services at McGill University Library, where he has worked in various positions since 2004 and where he received tenure in 2009. Before that he worked at the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library in several roles, including Manager of the Library Partners, Manager of Cataloguing and Metadata Services, and Cooperative Projects Liaison. He is currently the Secretary of the Acquisition and Collection Development Section of IFLA, Board Member of the Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Member-at-Large for the OCLC Americas Regional Council, and Co-Chair of the International Association of Music Libraries Conference in Montreal in 2012. He received his Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from Indiana University in 1989. He recently became a Canadian citizen. For fun he plays in a community orchestra, l'Ensemble Sinfonia de Montréal, which will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a concert of the Mahler Symphony No. 2 in March 2011.