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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. 

Biff! Bam! Wow! Batman's 75th Anniversary

The planet's most popular superhero celebrated his 75th anniversary on July 23. "Batman Day'' was observed in thousands of bookstores and public libraries across the United States and Canada.

Batman was born in May 1939 at the DC Comics publishing house from the collaborative efforts between comic book artist Bob Kane and comic book writer Bill Finger. Gotham City's wildly popular Caped Crusader is a genuine pop culture icon who transcends generations.

Comic books, books, films and television series and video games… All things Batman take pride of place at the Grande Bibliothèque.

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Exhibition

Gaby, maître du portrait

Zoom in on the great photographer's body of work

At the Collection nationale in the Grande Bibliothèque
September 16, 2014 through June 7, 2015
 

On the Promenade des Artistes in the Quartier des spectacles and on Boulevard De Maisonneuve (Montréal)
September 15 through November 16, 2014

Festival

FIL festivities

BAnQ partners with the Festival international de la littérature (FIL) now in its 20th edition. 

This year's programme features shows and movie screenings.

Maps and Plans

Once upon a time... Sherbrooke

The city as it was in an atlas published in 1881.

Lecture and Conversation

Québec-USA returns

Explore the relations between Québec and the United States.

View all e-books

Travel light, pack an e-book!

  • Graveurs français d'aujourd'hui : expositions de gravures françaises

    Graveurs français d'aujourd'hui : expositions de gravures françaises
     
    Collection patrimoniale
    PDF

  • Le prochain virage

    Le prochain virage
    Steven Guilbeault, François Tanguay
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • L'album multicolore

    L'album multicolore
    Louise Dupré
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • The Silkworm

    The Silkworm
    Robert Galbraith
    OverDrive
    ePub

  • 175 recettes-plaisir à 400 calories ou moins

    175 recettes-plaisir à 400 calories ou moins
    Coup de pouce
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    PDF

  • Notes et impressions de chez nous / Claude Paysan

    Notes et impressions de chez nous / Claude Paysan
    Jules Siméon Lesage
    Collection patrimoniale
    PDF

  • L'école à la maison au Québec : un projet familial, social et démocratique

    L'école à la maison au Québec : un projet familial, social et démocratique
    Christine Brabant
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    PDF

  • Le Québec... trop cool!

    Le Québec... trop cool!
    Lucette Bernier
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    PDF

  • Big Nate and Friends

    Big Nate and Friends
    Lincoln Peirce
    OverDrive
    ePub

  • Mange donc ce que tu aimes

    Mange donc ce que tu aimes
    Marlene Koch
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    PDF

  • Histoire naturelle à l'usage des chasseurs canadiens et des éleveurs d'animaux à fourrure

    Histoire naturelle à l'usage des chasseurs canadiens et des éleveurs d'animaux à fourrure
    Henri de Puyjalon
    Collection patrimoniale
    PDF

  • Roman Dormant

    Roman Dormant
    Antoine Brea
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • Caprice de la reine

    Caprice de la reine
    Jean Echenoz
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • The Sense of an Ending

    The Sense of an Ending
    Julian Barnes
    OverDrive
    ePub

  • (K)

    (K)
    Sophie Bienvenu
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • Brèves apologies de nos auteurs féminins

    Brèves apologies de nos auteurs féminins
    Georges Bellerive
    Collection patrimoniale
    PDF

  • Le Québec et l'Irlande : culture, histoire, identité

    Le Québec et l'Irlande : culture, histoire, identité
    Linda Cardinal, Simon Jolivet et Isabelle Matte
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • Solaris, no 191

    Solaris, no 191
    Josée Lepire et autres
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • China Dolls

    China Dolls
    Lisa See
    OverDrive
    ePub

  • The Daring Ladies of Lowell

    The Daring Ladies of Lowell
    Kate Alcott
    OverDrive
    WMA

  • Flâneries d'un touriste

    Flâneries d'un touriste
    Victor Morin
    Collection patrimoniale
    PDF

  • Renversements

    Renversements
    René Lapierre
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • Quand les femmes étaient des ombres

    Quand les femmes étaient des ombres
    Claire Bergeron
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • Délivrance

    Délivrance
    Jussi Adler-Olsen
    Numilog
    ePub

  • Alex

    Alex
    Pierre Lemaître
    Numilog
    WMA

Denière mise à jour Monday, 25 August 2014

Audio Archives

Ils ont dit...

Delve into this collection containing hundreds of radio interviews from Radio-Canada's archives.

À rayons ouverts

Leaf Through the BAnQ Magazine Feature on Restoration.

Activity for Kids

Attend TD Storytime in Arabic.

Business Start-Up

An advice-oriented activity for aspiring entrepreneurs

Online Resource

Explore the human body in 3D.

Calendar

Complete listing of upcoming events and activities

Accompanying Services

Providing support for persons with reduced mobility

Partnership

Télé-Québec's La Fabrique site hosts some of BAnQ's videos.

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