Milton Public Library Board Appoints Sarah Douglas-Murray as New CEO
MILTON, ON – The Milton Public Library Board is thrilled to announce the appointment of Sarah Douglas-Murray as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective November 6, 2023. Sarah brings a wealth of experience and a strong track record in the public and non-profit sector, making her a valuable addition to the Milton Public Library team.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, a Certificate in Cultural Planning from the University of British Columbia, and is LEAN White and Yellow Belt certified, reflecting her commitment to excellence and continuous improvement. She has a deep understanding of community engagement and the importance of public services.
Before joining the Milton Public Library, Sarah served as the Director of Community Services and was a member of the Senior Leadership Team at the City of Pickering since 2021. In this role, she was responsible for strategic planning, development and delivery of programming, facility management, financial planning, and leading a dynamic team. Sarah’s visionary leadership played a pivotal role in enhancing community services and strengthening connections within Pickering.
Sarah’s career in public service also includes over a decade with the Town of Oakville, where she held progressive leadership positions, including recreation, culture, sponsorship, and marketing. Her key initiatives revolved around fostering partnerships, understanding and connecting with the community, project management, facility development, revenue generation through grants and sponsorships, and overseeing a diverse portfolio of programs.
Sarah is known for her dynamic leadership and deep appreciation for the significance of libraries and their services within the community. She has a proven track record of working closely with public libraries as a municipal partner, which, combined with her skills, attributes, and experience, positions her as a strong advocate for the Milton Public Library’s mission.
Sarah also shared her thoughts on being appointed as the CEO of MPL: “I am honoured and excited to join the Milton Public Library team as the Chief Executive Officer. Libraries play a vital role in our communities, and I look forward to working with the dedicated staff and board members to enhance the library’s mission and impact. Together we will continue to foster a vibrant and inclusive learning and cultural hub for the residents of Milton.”
The Milton Public Library Board is excited to welcome Sarah Douglas-Murray to the MPL team in November and looks forward to the positive impact she will make in the community.