LAC’s Annual Report 2019–2020

With Working Today to Preserve Our Tomorrow as its theme, Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) 2019–2020 Annual Report not only captures the scope and variety of the work that has been done during the fiscal year, but also signals how the institution can build on this work in the years to come. From engagement to access to reconciliation and beyond, this annual report offers dynamic proof that forging LAC’s future has already begun.

Highlights include:

  • The appointment of Leslie Weir as Librarian and Archivist of Canada;
  • The unveiling of the design for the joint facility that LAC will share with Ottawa Public Library;
  • The beginning of construction of a second preservation centre—the first net-zero carbon facility dedicated to documentary preservation in the Americas;
  • The launch of the Indigenous Heritage Action Plan, which comprises 28 actions by LAC to recognize Indigenous rights and increase access to its collection;
  • Recent acquisitions, preservation and digitization efforts;
  • Updates on crowdsourcing programs like DigiLab and Co-Lab;
  • Public book launches, exhibitions, tours and special events;
  • Ongoing and new partnerships; and
  • LAC’s increasing presence and reach on social media.

Find out more by reading our 2019–2020 Annual Report, available exclusively online, and getting to know the stories behind the documentary heritage that LAC acquires, processes, preserves and makes accessible to all.


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