Appointment at BAnQ: Martin Dubois Named Director General of the Grande Bibliothèque

Martin Dubois, the new Director General of the Grande Bibliothèque.

Martin Dubois, the new Director General
of the Grande Bibliothèque

Montréal, May 22, 2019 – Jean-Louis Roy, Chief Executive Officer of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), announces the appointment of Martin Dubois as Director General of the Grande Bibliothèque. Starting June 17, 2019, Mr. Dubois will take the reins of the largest cultural institution in Québec in terms of its attendance.

''We wholeheartedly welcome Mr. Dubois and are confident that our teams will be helmed by a highly respected professional. The Grande Bibliothèque's offer, which benefits millions of Quebecers annually, will be maintained and expanded by his solid experience in public library management combined with his IT proficiency,'' declared Mr. Roy.

In addition to a Bachelor's Degree in Actuarial Science, Mr. Dubois holds a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science and a Graduate Diploma in Management from HEC Montréal.

Mr. Dubois began his professional career in specialized IT services for libraries where he successively served in various capacities, notably as Director of Customer Support at Sirsi Canada. Since 2003, he has worked at the Service des bibliothèques de Longueuil where he was initially in charge of Technical and IT Services before overseeing the administration and management of the network of 8 public libraries.   

His active involvement with several library science organizations (including BIBLIOPRESTO.CA, the Association des bibliothèques publiques de la Montérégie and the Corporation of Professional Librarians of Québec) and his impressive IT track record proves his expertise in this field and his commitment to further the missions of public libraries, with the help of technology.

Martin Dubois succeeds Danielle Chagnon, Director General of the Grande Bibliothèque since 2015 and who has recently retired.

About BAnQ

As the largest cultural institution in Québec in terms of its attendance and diversified missions, and an essential pillar of the knowledge society, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) has the mandate to offer democratic access to culture and knowledge. To this end, it collects, preserves and promotes Québec's and Québec-related heritage materials, and also provides the services of a major public library. BAnQ carries out its activities in 12 facilities which are open to the public: the Grande Bibliothèque, BAnQ Vieux-Montréal and BAnQ Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie in Montréal; BAnQ Gaspé, BAnQ Gatineau, BAnQ Québec, BAnQ Rimouski, BAnQ Rouyn-Noranda, BAnQ Saguenay, BAnQ Sept-Îles, BAnQ Sherbrooke and BAnQ Trois-Rivières. BAnQ was tasked by the Québec Ministry of Culture and Communications and the City of Montréal with reinventing the Saint-Sulpice Library, located in Montréal.

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