Friday, 5 March 2010

Personnel change at Library and Archives Canada

LAC Programs and Services Sector has a new Assistant Deputy Minister. Jean-Stéphen Piché replaces Marie-Josée Martel who has retired after less than a year in the ADM role. Reporting to the Librarian and Archivist of Canada he has overall responsibility for LAC's client services.

Jean-Stéphen Piché most recently served as LAC's Director General, Government Records Branch where he was responsible for setting strategic directions for recordkeeping and for leading a multi-disciplinary team in developing business solutions for Government of Canada-wide recordkeeping issues.

From 2001-2006, he was the Director of LAC's Web Content and Services Division. Under his guidance, the Division facilitated access to Canada's documentary heritage through the Library and Archives Canada website.

An archivist by profession, Jean-Stéphen Piché started as a records archivist at the National Archives of Canada in 1990, and holds a Master's in Canadian history from the Université de Montréal (1992). He has published and presented extensively on various topics related to digital preservation, digitization, recordkeeping and the use of information technology in the service of records and information management.

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