Category: Retirement

Steve Kraft, Guelph PL, Announces Retirement

At the Guelph Public Library Board of Directors meeting on Monday, January 29, 2024, Chair Danny Williamson announced that the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Secretary to the Library Board, Steven Kraft will be retiring on February 29, 2024. “On behalf of the Guelph Public Library Board, I thank Steve for his decades of commitment […]

Kitty Pope retires from Windsor PL

“We appreciate her contributions as the chief executive officer of the Windsor Public Library and wish her all the very best in her future endeavours,” – Mark McKenzie, Windsor PL Board Chair Effective Monday (May 8), Dana Paladino, the city’s acting director of human resources, will be taking over as acting library CEO. Chris Woodrow, […]

Carole Laguë, Gatineau Public Library, is retiring

Carole Laguë is retiring after more than 20 years as the Chef de service / Head Librarian of Gatineau Public Library / Bibliothèque municipale de Gatineau. April 14 will be her last day at work. Carole also served as Vice Chair (2008–2010), Chair (2010–2012), and Past Chair (2012–2014) of CULC/CBUC.

Danielle McDonald, Ottawa PL announces retirement

OTTAWA – At the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) Board meeting on May 10, 2022, Chair Luloff announced that OPL Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Danielle McDonald is retiring in November 2022. Danielle’s retirement marks the end of a significant and remarkable 35 year career in municipal public service both at the City of Ottawa and at […]

National Librarian Resigns

The Canadian Urban Libraries Council wishes Dr. J. Caron the very best in his future endeavours, and thanks him for the support and faith he showed in CULC/CBUC during his tenure. CULC/CBUC will continue to collaborate with LAC and other library groups and looks forward to contributing ideas and work to the National Library and […]

Lori Kelly leaving Mississauga Library

The City of Mississauga is pleased to announce Lori Kelly as the new Director, Human Resources effective April 6, 2020. Kelly is the Director, Library, a position she has held since 2018. “I am very delighted to welcome Lori to Corporate Services where she will be leading the Human Resources division,” said Gary Kent, Commissioner, […]

Jane Pyper steps down from Toronto PL

City Librarian Jane Pyper Stepping Down Toronto ( March 19, 2014) –The Toronto Public Library Board announced today that City Librarian Jane Pyper will be stepping down from her role at the end of June 2014. “The entire Board joins me in thanking Jane for her significant contribution to the library over the years. She […]

CEO of Brampton Public library to retire on December 31

Cathy Matyas, CEO of Brampton Public Library, has announced her retirement effective December 31, 2012. Cathy has been CEO at Brampton since 2010. During this time she has guided the planning and construction of two new district-sized branch libraries, a refresh to the Brampton Library’s long-term Facilities Master Plan, and the development of a new […]

Beth Barlow Retires, new Surrey Chief Librarian named

Chief Librarian, Beth Barlow, is retiring on December 30, 2011 after 11 years at the helm of Surrey Libraries and nearly 40 years as a librarian. She came to Surrey in January 2001, following a career that took her across all three Prairie Provinces in increasingly responsible positions. She notes that “my years in Surrey […]