Parliamentary Librarian of Canada
The Parliamentary Librarian of Canada is one of the key officials of the Parliament of Canada.
While the Library of Parliament was created shortly after 1867, the role of librarian was not created until 1871 to be in charge of management and control of the library of Parliament. Control and direction of the library is provided by the Speakers of the House of Commons and the Senate.
The current role was created from the merger of the Parliamentary Librarians of the Provinces of Canada (1840-1867) and those of the Legislature of Upper and Lower Canada (1790s).
The library provides reference material for use by members of the House of Commons and the Senate, as well as officials of the Parliament of Canada.
List of Parliamentary Librarians of Canada
- Alpheus Todd 1870-1884 - was assistant librarian in the Library of the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada (1836-1841) and of the Province of Canada (1841-1854) and Principal Library of the Province of Canada (1854-1867)
- Martin Joseph Griffin 1885-1920
- Martin Burrell 1920-1938
- Francis Aubrey Hardy 1944-1959
- Erik John Spicer 1960-1994
- Richard Paré 1994-2005
- William Robert Young 2005-present
- Librarian of Congress
- Procedural officers and senior officials of the parliament of Canada
- Librarian of the British House of Commons