Category: New Hire

The Oshawa Public Libraries Introduces New CEO, Frances Newman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oshawa Public Libraries, January, 2015 The Oshawa Public Libraries, a leading community provider of inclusive and accessible collections and spaces, proudly welcomes Frances Newman as its new Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to working with Ms. Newman, and are confident that she will be instrumental in leading our organization, and library […]

CELA Appoints Michael Ciccone as Executive Director

Bilingual message / Message bilingue December 1, 2014 NATIONAL RELEASE – After an extensive national search the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) is pleased to formally announce Michael Ciccone of Burlington, ON as the new Executive Director of CELA effective January 1, 2015. CELA Board Chair Catherine Biss noted that “Michael is an innovative […]

Cambridge – Idea Exchange announces new CEO

The Board of Trustees for Idea Exchange has selected ‎Helen Kelly as the next CEO for one of Canada’s most innovative cultural organizations following a search that included applicants from across Canada and the United States. Currently the Director of Programming and Promotion for the organization, her appointment to the position is effective November 3. […]

Steve Kraft appointed Guelph Public Library CEO

Guelph Public Library Welcomes New CEO The Guelph Public Library welcomes its fourteenth chief executive officer in the 132-year history of the library. The Library Board appointed Steve Kraft as CEO effective October 1st, 2014. In making the announcement, GPL Board chair Anne MacKay said, “Continuing the tradition of great leadership at the Guelph Public […]

Åsa Kachan Named New Head of Halifax Public Libraries

We are delighted to introduce Halifax Public Libraries’ new Chief Librarian and Chief Executive Officer. Halifax, NS– The comprehensive, cross-Canada search has ended. Åsa Kachan, currently an Assistant Vice-President at Dalhousie University, has been named the new Chief Librarian and Chief Executive Officer for the Halifax Public Libraries. With excitement and pride, Paul Bennett, the […]

CLA Announces New Executive Director

Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliothèques For Immediate Release (OTTAWA) January 8, 2014. The Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques is pleased to announce the appointment of Valoree McKay to the position of Executive Director. Ms. McKay, a resident and native of Ottawa, comes to CLA/ACB with a strong background in national association […]

Coquitlam Public Library Appoints Library Director

The Coquitlam Public Library Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Gnissios as Director of the Coquitlam Public Library effective December 9, 2013. “We are very pleased to welcome Todd to the Coquitlam Public Library,” said Board Chair Jack Trumley. “With his experience developing new services and leading organizational development, he will bring […]

Calgary appoints Bill Ptachek to CEO Position effective February 1

NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 19 December 2013 The Calgary Public Library Welcomes New CEO Bill Ptacek’s tenure commences February 2014 Calgary, AB – The Calgary Public Library is very pleased to announce that Bill Ptacek (pronounced puh-TASS-ic) has been appointed CEO effective February 2014. Ptacek joins the Library from King County Library System […]

Andrew Martin Appointed

Senior Project Director Has Been Hired To lead the transition of this new Not-for-Profit, the Corporation has contracted the services of Andrew Martin. Andrew has had a distinguished career in both non-profit and for-profit businesses, with more than 30 years of applicable experience. He started officially on November 1, 2013. Andrew has senior executive experience […]

Senior Project Executive

Contract – estimated 6 months, full-time. The Project Do you want to be part of Canadian history? The Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC/CBUC) has developed a plan for providing equitable and accessible public library service for Canadians with print disabilities. CULC/CBUC’s plan will transition the alternate format collections and library services currently offered by the […]