Government of Canada Announces Appointment to Library and Archives Canada

Guy Berthiaume appointed as Librarian and Archivist of Canada

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GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Apr 14, 2014) - Canadian Heritage

Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover today announced the appointment of Guy Berthiaume as Librarian and Archivist of Canada for a term of five years, effective June 23, 2014.

Quick Facts

  • Dr. Berthiaume has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec since 2009. Before this, he spent thirty years as a senior university administrator.
  • He has published a number of articles and has served on the boards and committees of numerous organizations.
  • A recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Dr. Berthiaume holds a doctorate in history from the École pratique des hautes études and the Université de Paris VIII, a Master of Arts degree from the Université Laval in Québec City and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Université du Québec à Montréal.
  • Library and Archives Canada is an innovative knowledge institution responsible for acquiring and preserving Canada's documentary heritage in all its forms and for providing all Canadians with easy, one-stop access to the texts, photographs, and other documents that reflect their cultural, social, and political development.

Quotes

"Having a person of Dr. Berthiaume's calibre leading Library and Archives Canada will be a solid asset to the organization. His extensive experience in the management of large cultural organizations and his strong leadership are important qualifications for this position."

- Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

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  • Read about Library and Archives Canada at

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/

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