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She's the new CEO of Sault Public Libraries

Wednesday, February 12, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

SAULT STE MARIE PUBLIC LIBRARY

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The Sault Ste. Marie Public Library Board is pleased to announce that the Board has appointed Cindy Weir as CEO/Director of Public Libraries.

Ontario Library Services – North (OLS - N) provided professional expertise in coordinating the search, with the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library Board selecting and successfully engaging Weir.

Cindy Weir has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Western Ontario.

Extensive library experience is one of the assets Weir brings with her, having worked in a variety of positions from Children’s Librarian to CEO in cities and towns around the province and in Saskatchewan.

She has also served as the manager of client services for Ontario Library Service – North, overseeing the consultants who provide assistance to libraries in the north.

Active in library service on the provincial level, Weir has participated on a number of committees and held several volunteer positions with the Ontario Library Association (OLA) including former President of the Ontario Public Library Association (OPLA).

She is also a recipient of the Children’s Librarian of the Year award presented by OPLA. 

She is a member of the Ontario Public Library Guidelines Monitoring and Accreditation Council as the representative for the Association of Medium Sized Public Libraries (AMPLO).

Weir says “I am honoured to be working for the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library. This library is truly a meeting place for the community with a dedicated staff who provide that friendly atmosphere and a strong sense of customer-led service.”

Cindy and her husband Bill are pleased to be moving to Sault Ste. Marie and will enjoy the gorgeous scenery on their motorcycle, the Greyhound games, local theatre and beautiful Lake Superior.

The Board wishes to thank the Library Staff and Management for their support and especially acknowledges the outstanding efforts of Mark Jones who has served as Acting CEO/Director during transition this past year.

The Board anticipates working with Cindy to continue providing excellence to our citizens, patrons and staff as we plan for our future.

Any inquiries should be directed to:
Chris Rous, Chairman
Sault Ste. Marie Public Library at (705) 945-1710

“The Sault Ste. Marie Public Library is a comfortable and welcoming environment where young readers are created and people of all ages can stimulate their imagination, satisfy their curiosity, connect to the on-line world, and gather in appealing physical and virtual spaces.”

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honda1984 2/12/2014 12:40:42 PM Report

wow a ceo of the librarie is that really needed.sure hope for city taxpayers she isn't in the 6 figure salary range
Intwydimayla69 2/12/2014 12:50:38 PM Report

Of course she will be in the Sunshine Club. You don't go to school, distinguished as these and obtain credentials to serve coffee.
Frank84 2/12/2014 12:52:42 PM Report

Yes it is necessary to have a CEO for our Sault Public Libraries. Every organization needs a leader.
Intwydimayla69 2/12/2014 12:56:06 PM Report

To lead the sheep and practice responsible, transparency with the money they have been entrusted. You have leaders because they decided long ago that you needed them, and without them, where would you be?
thumbs4208 2/12/2014 12:57:48 PM Report

librarie vs library ? - maybe honda 1984 should go see a library once in a while hee hee
OMGWTF 2/12/2014 1:53:46 PM Report

I bet those with negative comments don't even ave a library card. Our library is one of our greatest resources, a window to the world for old and young alike. Get a real book into a kid's hands and see the sparkle. Reading is one of life's simple pleasures. Try it sometime.
Snobank 2/12/2014 1:59:59 PM Report

Nice to see the sane sensitive comments rebutting the great unwashed.
blkpanther 2/12/2014 2:17:54 PM Report

I don't know, What year is it ? Seems the internet is the new resource for info these days. Even E readers replacing book and novels. Just saying.
Frank84 2/12/2014 2:37:03 PM Report

Libraries have computers, e-books and even e-readers to use for those that cannot afford to buy them. They also provide a safe and quiet environment for people of all ages and backgrounds to study, read, get some work done or just relax. A lot of people do not have a safe and quiet home that offers this.
Wicket 2/12/2014 3:05:04 PM Report

Would think that the CEO title is just a name change from the original one of Chief Librarian, same job, different name; and the local library has always had a Chief Librarian...
CTgasman 2/12/2014 4:17:04 PM Report

Of course it needs a CEO! Our city libraries are a great resource for our community!
ThinkAgain 2/12/2014 4:17:07 PM Report

Same job - different name, sounds like another sunshine list member if you ask me. (Must be related to the COA)
young guy 2/12/2014 8:45:20 PM Report

We have a few HOT looking women at our library!!
Timbob 2/12/2014 9:52:34 PM Report

I don't mean to take anything away from this individual, but I have to agree with many of the comments here.

"CEO"... of the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library. Give me a break.

"Chief Librarian", and $50k per year is all that's needed for this position. Any more and we're being taken for a ride. Like Rob Ford says, "it's time to stop the Gravy Train".
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