Library and Archives Canada is the product of the amalgamation of the National Library of Canada and National Archives of Canada under the initiative of former National Librarian Roch Carrier and National Archivist Ian Wilson who "realized that the traditional lines between archives and libraries were blurring, and that it was time for us to come together as a resource for all Canadians."
The National Library of Canada, located on OTTAWA's Wellington Street, was originally established by an Act of Parliament in 1953. It joined with the NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF CANADA in 2004 to become LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA. The post of National Librarian (W.K. LAMB 1953-68; G. SYLVESTRE 1968-83; M.