Charlotte Meissner appointed CEO of Oakville Public Library

The Oakville Public Library Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Charlotte Meissner to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Oakville Public Library effective Friday, July 27, 2012.

“With over 26 years of experience at the Oakville Public Library, Charlotte is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the role libraries play in building vibrant communities.” says Lisa Csele, Chair of the Oakville Public Library Board.  “The depth of her experience and her strong relationships with key stakeholders will give the library a solid base from which to begin the exciting work driven by our new strategic plan.”

Since joining the Oakville Public Library in 1986, Charlotte has held a variety of positions including the Director of Corporate Services position which she has held since 2002.  Her extensive background in management, financial planning, facility development, and risk management has been instrumental in creating the successful organization that exists today.  Charlotte holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Commerce from the University of Toronto’s Trinity College.

“This is a very dynamic time for public libraries,” says Charlotte.  “I am excited to be working with the Oakville Public Library Board, the excellent staff, the Town of Oakville and the community to lead the library toward its future vision – one which embraces transformation while respecting the past.”

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