Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Ian Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Retiring

LAC has posted a notice that Ian Wilson will be retiring effective April 24th 2009. I'd heard he would be retiring this year, but hadn't expected it so soon, or so suddenly.

Ian leaves an important legacy. He provided strong leadership for the amalgamation of the National Archives and National Library, has been an eloquent proponent for archives and libraries and a steadfast proponent for opening up records, notably in the fight to release the post-1901 censuses.

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