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Nov 24 / Kimberly

Canada’s chief librarian and archivist reflects on his first six months – Ottawa Citizen

The Ottawa Citizen has published an interview with Guy Berthiaume, Canada’s Chief Librarian and Archivist. It sounds like LAC now has someone at the helm with expertise and passion for the job.

When Montreal historian Guy Berthiaume started a five-year term as Canada’s chief librarian and archivist in June, he inherited a demoralized institution reeling from budget and job cuts. Previous Library and Archives Canada (LAC) chief Daniel Caron was criticized by library and archives professionals across Canada for being aloof, remote and unqualified.

He resigned midway through his term in May 2013. Berthiaume came to LAC after five years as CEO of the Bibliotheque et Archives nationales de Quebec. He reflected on his first six months as LAC chief in an interview with the Citizen’s CHRIS COBB.

Read the full interview here.