Canadian Urban Libraries Council/Conseil des Bibliothèques Urba

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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 in publishing, newspaper databases, and copyright. As a consultant he has worked with several libraries, universities and government departments and agencies. He helped to draft several of the recent copyright amendments to facilitate alternate format production, and has a successful record in budgeting and financial management, lobbying, and writing grant and funding proposals.

Ambitious Timeline Set

Andrew has been given a considerable task and a tight timeline to work within. The new organization is expected to be operational by the start of Q2 in 2014. The initial stages will involve:

  • establishing a project timeline that meets the target of a 2014/Q2 start for the new organization
  • consulting with all key stakeholders
  • developing sustainable funding and operational models

He will be working with three levels of support: they include a steering committee of library leaders representing libraries of various sizes; an advisory committee of users who will advise on needs and improvements; and another advisory committee of library personnel from libraries of various sizes across the country who will assist with operational issues.

Contact Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin,
Senior Project Director, Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA)
andrew.martin@bell.net
416-463-0007

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