Ian Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, has announced his retirement effective almost immediately - April 24, 2009. He has been in this position since 2004 and was the first head of Canada's amalgamated national Library and Archives, now known as Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
Mr. Wilson will be continuing as President of the International Council on Archives.
His letter advising of his retirement is here.
A brief biography and texts of some of his speeches are here.
In December of 2008, he was the keynote speaker at the West Beyond the West: BC Digitization Symposium. A webcast of his presentation is here.
No announcement regarding a successor has been made yet.
Thank you to the canadiangenealogy.blogspot.com for this information.