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Geneviève Pichet Officially Appointed Acting CEO of BAnQ

The Québec Cabinet today appointed Ms. Geneviève Pichet acting Chief Executive Officer of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ). While Ms. Pichet has been replacing Ms. Christiane Barbe since the latter’s departure in April, this Cabinet decree makes her status official. As acting CEO, she has a free hand to direct BAnQ’s missions, carry out its 2016-2018 Strategic Plan, and make related budget and organizational decisions. 

Ms. Pichet has been BAnQ’s Secretary General since August 2015, with responsibility for marketing development since February 2017. Previously, she was Secretary General of Place des Arts for 11 years, Corporate Secretary and legal adviser at Montréal International, and lawyer and Assistant to the Director of Member Services at the Barreau du Québec. She holds the title of Administratrice de société certifiée (certified corporate director) and specializes in governance. Ms. Pichet has two bachelor’s degrees, in law and criminology, and has been a member of the Barreau du Québec since 1990. 

Meanwhile, the process of finding BAnQ’s next Chief Executive Officer is under way and has been entrusted to recruiting firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.  

From the Street to the Grande Bibliothèque

A new partnership between community organization L’Itinéraire and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) was announced by Luc Desjardins, Director of L’Itinéraire, and Jean-Luc Murray, BAnQ’s Director of Education and Programming. The announcement took place on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at an evening tribute to people who have shaped L’Itinéraire’s social action over the past 25 years. This event was attended by Montréal Mayor Denis Coderre.

In the context of the partnership, BAnQ will highlight and display publications and literary content created by L’Itinéraire vendors during writing workshops at the Grande Bibliothèque. The partners have also agreed to set up a series of participatory workshops that will lead to exhibitions. The workshops are scheduled until April 2020.

Activities beginning this summer include photography workshops that will focus on how vendors see the neighbourhoods around two BAnQ buildings: the Grande Bibliothèque and BAnQ Vieux-Montréal. Participants’ photographs and points of view will provide the basis of an exhibition opening in the fall of 2017. 

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