Friday, 24 April 2009

Daniel J Caron Canada's new Librarian and Archivist

According to a release from Library and Archives Canada on behalf of departing Librarian and Archivist Ian Wilson "The Prime Minister of Canada has just announced the appointment of my successor, Daniel J. Caron.
As announced by the Prime Minister of Canada, I have been named Librarian and Archivist of Canada Emeritus. In this role I will continue my work as the President of the International Council on Archives."

Mr. Daniel J. Caron is a native of Sainte-Foy, Quebec. He has a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Economics from Université Laval, and a Doctorate in Applied Human Sciences from Université de Montréal (public law and strategic management). Over the course of his career, Mr. Caron has gained extensive experience as a researcher, speaker, professor and manager working with large operations teams within the federal government.

Mr. Caron began his career as an economist with Québec City Hall. In 1982, he joined the federal public service, working first in Ottawa with the Bureau of Competition Policy and the National Museums of Canada, and then in New Brunswick with the Regional Office of Employment and Immigration Canada. Upon his return to Ottawa in 1987, he worked for the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and in 1995, joined the Economic Development Agency for the Regions of Quebec in Montreal. In 1999, Mr. Caron returned to Ottawa and assumed the position of Director, Innovation and Quality Services Division, for the Treasury Board Secretariat, before joining Human Resources Development Canada as Director General of Administrative Services. In April 2002, he joined the Treasury Board Secretariat's Leadership Network to serve as its Executive Director of Operations and Implementation. Since April 2003, Mr. Caron has been with Library and Archives Canada.

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