Leslie Weir, former Chief Librarian of the University of Ottawa from 2003 to 2018, has been named Librarian and Archivist of Canada. As head of Library and Archives Canada, she will manage the agency’s resources and assets. She is the first woman appointed to this position since the National Archives of Canada merged with the National Library of Canada in 2004. Her four-year mandate will start on August 30, 2019. Prior to her tenure at uOttawa, Leslie Weir held positions at the National Library of Canada and the Statistics Canada Library.