Toronto Public Library Board Announces Appointment of New Chief Librarian



    TORONTO, July 30 /CNW/ - The Toronto Public Library Board announced today
the appointment of Jane Pyper as its new Chief Librarian, effective
September 2, 2008.
    Currently Director of Policy and Planning for Toronto Public Library, Ms.
Pyper brings over 25 years of diverse experience in all facets of library
service and administration including public service, information technology
and collections management. Most recently, as a member of the senior
management team that shaped the Toronto Public Library system
post-amalgamation, Ms. Pyper has played a key role in building the Library's
enviable global reputation, and has helped make Toronto Public Library the
busiest urban public library system in the world.
    "Jane has an obvious passion for and commitment to public libraries,"
said Toronto Public Library Board Chair, Kathy Gallagher Ross. "She has made a
significant contribution to the building of our world-class library system,
well known for its breadth and reach and relevance to the city of Toronto, and
we are confident that this combination of passion, commitment and experience
will serve the Library well as she stewards it through its next phase of
innovation and success."

    Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library
system. Every year, more than 16 million people visit our 99 branches and
borrow more than 29 million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library,
visit our website at www.torontopubliclibrary.ca or call Answerline at
416-393-7131.





For further information:

For further information: Linda Hazzan, Director, Marketing and
Communications, (416) 455-7360, lhazzan@torontopubliclibrary.ca


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