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A New CEO at the Helm of BAnQ

BAnQ is delighted to announce that the Conseil des ministres has appointed Ms. Christiane Barbe as new Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec.

She will take office on August 18, 2014, and thus succeed Dr. Guy Berthiaume.

Ms. Barbe is currently president of the Commission de la fonction publique du Québec.

She served as Deputy Minister at the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport from 2009 to 2011. She was formerly the Deputy Minister at the Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine, from 2004 to 2009. Prior to that, she held the position of Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for the Regions in this same ministry, from 2001 to 2004. Under her leadership, the ministry received two Québec awards for excellence in public administration, one in 2007, in the E-Government category (Gouvernement en ligne) for a client service enhancement project, and one in 2008 in the People Management category (Gestion des personnes).

Ms. Barbe, who holds a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Relations from Université de Montréal, undertook post-graduate studies in Public Administration at the École nationale d’administration publique. She is also a member of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés, an association which awarded her a Professionel émérite award in 2011. This prestigious award pays tribute to the outstanding achievements of members whose sheer competence has helped promote the HR profession and set shining examples for all. 

25 Million Visitors: The Grande Bibliothèque Celebrates its Unflagging Success

A gathering was organized on May 16 to celebrate reaching the impressive threshold of 25 million visits to the Grande Bibliothèque since the building opened to the public on May 3, 2005. Surrounded by Hélène David, Minister of Culture and Communications and Minister responsible for the Protection and Promotion of the French Language, Dr. Guy Berthiaume, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), and numerous BAnQ employees, the 25 millionth visitor, Michèle Nnanga Abate, took part in the taking of a festive photo immortalizing the moment. 

These 25 million visits in nine years and attendance records throughout the French-speaking world and North America are all indications of the unique role played by the Grande Bibliothèque in the heart of the city and in Québec society. 

The Grande Bibliothèque also plays a role throughout Québec, making many services available remotely. E-books, magazines, music, videos: all Quebecers can use its services without leaving home, through the Web portal at banq.qc.ca. All they have to do is subscribe

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At the Helm of BAnQ

A new CEO

On August 18, Ms. Christiane Barbe will become the institution's Chair and CEO.


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    Poètes de chez nous : études extraites des Essais et Nouveaux essais sur la littérature canadienne
    Camille Roy
    Collection patrimoniale
    PDF

  • De remarquables oubliés, tome 2: Ils ont couru l'Amérique

    De remarquables oubliés, tome 2: Ils ont couru l'Amérique
    Serge Bouchard et Marie-Christine Lévesque
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

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    Un lundi sans bruit
    Max Férandon
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

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    Richard Ford
    OverDrive
    ePub

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    Barbecue
    Coup de pouce
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
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    Laurier et son temps
    Laurent-Olivier David
    Collection patrimoniale
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    Construire, rénover, transformer
    Lucie Lavigne
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
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  • Recommencements

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    Hélène Dorion
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

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    Solomon Northup
    OverDrive
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  • Se changer, changer le monde

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    Christophe André, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Pierre Rabhi et Matthieu Ricard
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • Les Canadiens-français de la Nouvelle-Angleterre

    Les Canadiens-français de la Nouvelle-Angleterre
    Édouard Hamon
    Collection patrimoniale
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  • Flore nordique du Québec et du Labrador, vol. 1

    Flore nordique du Québec et du Labrador, vol. 1
    Collectif
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
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  • Quelqu'un t'a touché

    Quelqu'un t'a touché
    Claire Hélie
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • Entre les jours

    Entre les jours
    Andrew Porter
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • Le soccer

    Le soccer
    Gilles Tibo et Sylvie Roberge
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
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  • Une intrigante sous le règne de Frontenac : (nouvelle)

    Une intrigante sous le règne de Frontenac : (nouvelle)
    J-B Caouette
    Collection patrimoniale
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  • Les grands projets urbains : territoires, acteurs et stratégies

    Les grands projets urbains : territoires, acteurs et stratégies
    Michel Hubert, Paul Lewis et Michel Max Raynaud, éd.
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
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    Etgar Keret
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

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    Emma Donoghue
    OverDrive
    ePub

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    Walter Isaacson
    Numilog
    WMA

  • Histoire de l'Ile-aux-Grues et des îles voisines

    Histoire de l'Ile-aux-Grues et des îles voisines
    Auguste Bechard
    Collection patrimoniale
    PDF

  • Inséparables

    Inséparables
    Aimée Verret
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • L'Autre

    L'Autre
    Sylvie Le Bihan
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

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    Denise Mina
    OverDrive
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    Sylvie Gendron
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Denière mise à jour Monday, 28 July 2014

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