Welcome to Beth Côté, Interim Director of Libraries & CEO, Saskatoon PL

The Board has appointed Beth Côté as Interim Director of Libraries & CEO. Ms. Côté has a long and successful history with SPL and has been the Director of Public Services since 2016.
“The Board and I remain committed to excellent community-inspired library services. We have full confidence in the interim CEO and SPL leadership team and employees to maintain operations through this period,” SPL’s Board Chair, Jim Siemens, said, “On behalf of the Board, I would like to express our gratitude in advance for their dedication to the community.”
The new central library project remains a top priority for the Board. The work to align the design to the construction budget has begun. Construction will start in the summer of 2024, with a projected opening in 2027. The Board is confident in the team to deliver an excellent central library for the community.

The Board will commence a comprehensive CEO recruitment process immediately.

⚠️ Safety is a top priority for Canadian public libraries. The CULC/CBUC Safety and Security Toolkit provides a menu of options to help manage and respond to security incidents more effectively. Visit to enhance your library's safety plan! 📚

Just released — OVERDUE: The Case for Canada’s Public Libraries is the product of three years of CUI’s engagement with Canada’s urban public libraries alongside @culc_cbuc.
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