Welcome to new CEO Marc Saunders
We are pleased to welcome Marc Saunders to the role of Chief Executive Officer, who started with us on August 2. Marc comes to the Barrie Public Library with 14 years in senior management roles in libraries. As a part of his most recent position of Director of Libraries at the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library, Marc spearheaded the creation of a digital newspaper archive and dramatically increased adult and children's programming.
He is passionate about promoting literacy, is a great believer in the value of community partnerships and is very interested in the evolving public library service model. “My mission is to improve society by facilitating community building and knowledge creation," said Marc. "Community building is best done within the context of libraries which will continue to be important, trusted public spaces. Knowledge creation is best done through conversation within those spaces, both physical and virtual.”