Vancouver Institute Lectures

Library and Archives Canada Collections 24/7 : connecting Canadians to their stories Weir, Leslie


Ms. Weir is the first woman to serve as Librarian and Archivist of Canada. She has played important roles in many transformative moments at the Canadian Research Knowledge Network and in research libraries and archives in Canada. Ms. Weir is one of the founding architects of Scholars Portal, the state-of-the-art research infrastructure in Ontario universities, and served as Chair of the Ontario Council of University Libraries. She has also served as President of, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, and the Ontario Library Association. Ms. Weir is currently a member of the Forum of National Archivists Steering Committee and Vice-Chair of the Conference of Directors of National Libraries. She is the President-elect for 2023-25 and President for 2025-27 of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.

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