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National Librarian Resigns

The Canadian Urban Libraries Council wishes Dr. J. Caron the very best in his future endeavours, and thanks him for the support and faith he showed in CULC/CBUC during his tenure. CULC/CBUC will continue to collaborate with LAC and other library groups and looks forward to contributing ideas and work to the National Library and Archives that Canadians need and want.

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE WAS ISSUED BY DR DANIEL J CARON on May 15, 2013.

I am informing you of my decision to leave Library and Archives Canada as of today. Over the last four years, we have made a lot of progress in modernizing our institution. I am very proud of the accomplishments and conscious of the work yet to be done. The challenges remain vast and fascinating. I now believe it is time for someone else to take on and build the necessary support to continue to make the institution increasingly responsive to the digital environment. I would like to thank all of those who have largely contributed to the progress made and encourage you to continue this collaboration

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Je vous informe de ma décision de quitter Bibliothèque et archives Canada en date d’aujourd’hui.  Au cours des quatre dernières années, nous avons fait beaucoup de progrès dans la modernisation de l’institution. Je suis très fier de nos réalisations  et conscient du travail qui reste à faire. Les défis demeurent énormes et passionnants. Je crois qu’il est maintenant temps pour quelqu’un d’autre de prendre la relève et de bâtir les appuis nécessaires pour que l’institution puisse continuer à s’adapter à l’environnement numérique. J’aimerais remercier ceux qui ont largement contribué aux progrès accomplis et vous encourage à poursuivre cette collaboration.

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Daniel J. Caron Ph D

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