The Gibsons and District Public Library (GDPL) board is looking fora new chief librarian, following the resignation of Michele Southam,who hasbeen with library since 2001.
"During her 11years at the Gibsons library, Michelle has been an effective manager during atime of increased demand, rapidtechnological change and budget restraint,"said board chair Donna McMahon.
"Over that time the Gibsons librarycontinuedto perform at the forefront of the province's small libraries andhas maintained its role as a beloved community hub and the LowerCoast'smost-used public facility."
The board hosted afarewell reception on Tuesday, May 29, to wish Southam well as she takes on a new job in Ontario.
The board has hired Karen Harrison Dyck, former director ofCoquitlam Public Library and Thunder Bay Public Library, toconduct thesearch. Dyck also assisted the SecheltPublic Library Board with their chief librarian search in 2009.
The Gibsons and District Public Library provides libraryservices for people in the Town of Gibsons, Elphinstone, West HoweSound andRoberts Creek, a combined population of13,000.
It is governed by aPublic Library Association Board, elected by thelibrary members, and funded bytaxpayers through the regional district.
The library is a partner in the InterLINKnetwork, which allowsGDPL members to easily borrow materials from librariesthroughout the Lower Mainland.
For more information about this position, contactGDPLSearch@gmail.com by June 15, 2012.
A full position description is on thelibrary's website at http://gibsons.bclibrary.ca/.