Minister Moore Announces Acting Librarian and Archivist of Canada

May 24, 2013, 16:41 ET from Canadian Heritage

GATINEAU, QC, May 24, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced that Hervé Déry will be the interim Librarian and Archivist of Canada until an appointment is made.

"I am pleased that Mr. Déry has agreed to act as Librarian and Archivist," said Minister Moore. "His senior executive service at Library and Archives Canada along with his leadership and extensive experience in the public sector will serve the organization very well in the interim."

Since March 2012, Mr. Déry has been the Assistant Deputy Minister and Corporate Secretary, Policy and Collaboration Sector, at Library and Archives Canada. Mr. Déry has also held several other senior positions within the federal government since 1982. He holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree in Economics from the University of Montreal.

Library and Archives Canada is an innovative knowledge institution responsible for acquiring and preserving Canada's documentary heritage in all its forms and for providing all Canadians with easy, one-stop access to the texts, photographs, and other documents that reflect their cultural, social, and political development.

SOURCE Canadian Heritage