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Government of Canada Announces Appointment to Library and Archives Canada

Guy Berthiaume appointed as Librarian and Archivist of Canada

GATINEAU, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 04/14/14 -- 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
    Bibliotheque et Archives nationales du Quebec 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 Ecole pratique des
    hautes etudes and the Universite de Paris VIII, a Master of Arts degree
    from the Universite Laval in Quebec City and a Bachelor of Arts degree
    from the Universite du Quebec a Montreal.
--  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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