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Ian Wilson, the Librarian and Archivist of Canada, will be retiring effective April 24th 2009. Mr. Wilson was appointed as National Archivist in 1999 and was subsequently named to his current position when the integrated Library and Archives of Canada was created in 2004.
As a part of his retirement, Mr. Wilson is looking forward to dedicating more time to his work as the President of the International Council of Archives, and to working on projects of interest to libraries and archives.
The Government is expected to make an announcement shortly regarding his successor.