The Oshawa Public Libraries Introduces New CEO, Frances Newman


Frances Newman, CEO, Oshawa Public Libraries

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 services in Oshawa, to new heights.” said Gil Paterson, Oshawa Public Library Board Chair.

Frances Newman was most recently CEO of the Annapolis Valley Regional Library in Nova Scotia. She brings over 25 years’ experience in public and academic libraries. She believes that a healthy public library is a sign of a strong and vibrant community.

“I am very proud to be leading such a talented team,” says Frances Newman. “The Library has undergone many changes over the past few years, and the Library Board and Staff have been very forward-thinking. What more could a CEO want?”

New CEO Frances Newman brings a fresh outlook on engaging residents of all ages to rediscover the Oshawa Public Libraries.

Frances Newman began as CEO on January 5, 2015.

For more information, visit our website: or contact us at 905-579-6111 ext. 5200

Oshawa Public Libraries serves the City of Oshawa through 4 branches. Every year, almost 700 thousand visits occur at our branches across the City of Oshawa and almost 2 million items are borrowed. To learn more about the Oshawa Public Libraries, visit our website at To get the most current updates on what’s happening at the Library follow us on Twitter @oshawalibraries.

Media Contact:
Dina Pen
Marketing Coordinator
Oshawa Public Libraries
(905) 579-6111 ext. 5214

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