On May 27, 2019, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced the appointment of Leslie Weir to the position of Librarian and Archivist of Canada, effective August 30.
As Chief Librarian of the University of Ottawa, Mrs. Weir presided over the signing of Library and Archives Canada (LAC)'s first-ever collaborative agreement with an academic institution. As President of the Ontario Library Association, she was also very active in the LAC Stakeholders’ Forum in 2016 and 2017.
The outgoing Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Guy Berthiaume, will remain in office until Mrs. Weir takes up her duties.
For more information on Mrs. Weir and her appointment to LAC, please see the news release issued by Canadian Heritage.