OTTAWA, Jan. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Library Association /
Association canadienne des bibliothèques is pleased to announce the
appointment of Valoree McKay to the position of Executive Director.
Ms. McKay, a resident and native of Ottawa, comes to CLA/ACB with a
strong background in national association leadership and management
with an emphasis on advocacy, strategic planning, fundraising and
membership development. Her experience includes executive directorships
with the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants and the Canadian
Association of Emergency Physicians. She has also worked for the
Canadian Lung Association. Ms. McKay has also been an active volunteer
with such organizations as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation,
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa, and the Ottawa International Jazz
"CLA/ACB is thrilled to have Ms. McKay join our team in the role of
Executive Director", said CLA/ACB President, Marie DeYoung. "We believe
that the experience and qualities that Ms. McKay brings to our
organization is exactly what is needed to lead CLA/ACB through the
challenging times ahead. The CLA/ACB Executive Council looks forward to
working closely with her."
"I am delighted to join CLA/ACB in my new role," stated Ms. McKay. "I am
looking forward to advocating on behalf of CLA/ACB and collaborating
with library communities across Canada on issues of importance to them
and on building partnerships with and within those communities."
Ms. McKay was selected after a nation-wide search. She has a
Baccalaureate of Arts from the University of Ottawa, is certified by
the Canadian Society of Association Executives and is fully bilingual.
Ms. McKay will assume her position on Monday, January 27, 2014. One of
her first duties will be to attend the Ontario Library Association
Conference January 29-Feb 1, 2014. This will be immediately followed by
the first meeting of the 2014 CLA/ACB Executive Council to be held at
Ryerson University on Feb 2-3, 2014.
The Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des
bibliothèques (CLA/ACB) is the national voice for Canada's library
communities, representing the interests of libraries, library workers,
and all those concerned about enhancing the quality of life of
Canadians through information and literacy.
For more information, please visit www.cla.ca.
SOURCE: Canadian Library Association (CLA)
For further information:
Marie DeYoung, CLA President, 902-420-5532 firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Clubb, CLA Interim Executive Director 613-232-9625 x306 email@example.com
Geraldine Hyland, CLA Member Services Manager, 613-232-9625 x301 firstname.lastname@example.org
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