Monday, 27 May 2019

Leslie Weir Announced as Next Librarian and Archivist of Canada

Here's the press release:

The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced today the appointment of Ms. Leslie Weir as Librarian and Archivist of Canada for a four-year term, effective August 30, 2019. Ms. Weir will be the first woman to become Librarian and Archivist of Canada since the merging of these two institutions.
Ms. Weir was the university librarian at the University of Ottawa from 2003 to 2018. Prior to her tenure at the university, early in her career, she held positions at the National Library of Canada and the Statistics Canada Library.
Following the retirement of Guy Berthiaume in late June the position of Librarian and Archivist of Canada presumably will be filled on an acting basis for two months. UPDATE:  A source who should know informs his retirement is deferred so there will be no gap.
Although Leslie Weir will be the first woman to become Librarian and Archivist of Canada, prior to the joining of the National Archives and National Library Marianne Scott had been the National Librarian. She is now the long-serving President of the Friens of LAC.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I've asked to stay on until 08/29