May 27, 2019. – Today, the honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced the appointment of Leslie Weir as Librarian and Archivist of Canada for a four-year term, effective August 30, 2019. Former University Librarian at the University of Ottawa from 2003 to 2018 and longstanding member of CARL, Ms. Weir has been widely recognized in a number of contexts for her substantial and lasting impact on Canadian and international librarianship over her more than three decades as a professional librarian, and was the 2018 recipient of the CARL award for Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship. President of CARL, Jonathan Bengtson, said “Leslie Weir is a deeply committed professional and a recognized leader with a refined ability to bring people and organizations together.”
CARL wishes to warmly congratulate our colleague and is pleased to welcome her back to CARL.
Please see the Government of Canada news release for more details.