There are many different elements that fit together to make up the identity of Library and Archives Canada.  Read LAC’s 2017-2018 Annual Report and discover answers to the question of “Who do we think we are? from the perspective of all of us who work here. Stuffed with facts, photos, and candid quotations from LAC archivists, librarians, digital technicians, curators, and multi-media experts, to name just a few, you will discover how varied the work of our national library and archives can be.

  • Read about the global significance of the Marshall McLuhan archives, now registered with UNESCO’s Memory of the World.
  • Find out how the records of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities form a bridge of reconciliation between the past and the present.
  • Learn about the action team behind the second LAC Preservation Centre, soon to be built to Net Carbon Zero standards.
  • Discover why LAC librarians see themselves as detectives, sailors, ninjas and even superheroes!

These are just some of the highlights from another memorable year at LAC. To find out more about the key achievements of LAC in 2017-2018, and the people behind them, check out the 2017-2018 Annual Report, Who do we think we are? And at the same time, get to know yourselves better as Canadians, through the rich documentary heritage we acquire, process, preserve and make accessible to all.