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The Learning Guides

LLEAD has been honoured to have incredible high-performing, experienced leaders voluntarily contribute their time, talents and expertise. They are all truly servant leaders, demonstrating vulnerability, compassion, vision, courage, strength, and a passion for learning - and unlearning. We are grateful beyond words. 

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Corrina Chetley-Irwin

Corrina Chetley-Irwin is the Executive Director, Employee Experience at EPL. In this role, Corrina has overall accountability for leadership and execution of EPL’s human resources strategies that support the achievement of EPL’s strategic and business plans.

Corrina brings over 20 years of experience in human resources, strategy development and business planning in both the private and public sector in the role of leader, consultant, and educator. Her professional experience is supported by an MBA and a B. Comm with a major in Labour Relations, both from the University of Alberta. She is passionate about learning, conversations, and relationships. She is an energetic leader who is committed to building strong and trusting relationships both within EPL and with the community. When not engaged in professional pursuits Corrina spends her time hiking, biking, skiing, golfing, climbing, and reading, ideally in the mountains.

 

Patricia Chong 

With over 20 years in leadership positions, Pat brings a wealth of experience working with people in private and public sector organizations.  She is the Manager of Policy and Planning at the Vancouver Public Library where, in addition to supporting the library’s long-range planning and policy development, she is currently leading a strategic initiative to improve equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  Outside of her library role, Pat is a Certified Professional Coach and Certified Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator where she works with individuals and groups to support their learning, growth, and well-being.  Her passion is supporting people to discover their personal strengths, leadership presence, and unique ways of influencing change. Patricia holds an MBA, CPCC, and ACC.

 

Scott Hargrove (not the Canadian race car driver!)

This Scott Hargrove is CEO of Fraser Valley Regional Library. His work in libraries began in 1988 as a page at Greater Victoria Public Library, but his early career was in education. He later in various positions at the University of Victoria’s McPherson Library and the moved to Ontario as Manager of IT for Burlington Public Library. He moved back to BC, to FVRL as Director of IT and then Director Corporate Services until 2015 when he became CEO. Under his leadership FVRL has embraced significant technological advances as well  as important management restructuring. He holds an Executive Master of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University and a Master of Science (Computer Science) and a B.Ed. 

 

Noreen Ma

Noreen Ma (she/her) has worked for over 25 years in public libraries in various roles.  She is currently the Manager, Community Development at the Burnaby Public Library (BPL) where she oversees a team of community librarians and the Home Library and Accessible Service Department; and she is also responsible for setting the strategy and direction for community work based on principles of equity, justice, inclusion and anti-racism.  Passionate about social justice and anti-racism, her project work at BPL and her involvement in the Accessibility Committee and the EDI Committee at the City of Burnaby leverage her strengths.

 

Sharon Murphy

Sharon is Associate University Librarian at the University of Alberta. Before moving to this role Sharon was Head, Academic Services, Library at Queen’s University for 12 years.  Her career began at Dalhousie University’s Sexton Design and Technology Library where she led Reference and Research. She holds an MLS and BA.

 

Trish Rosseel

Trish is Director Learning Resources & Records Manager and Privacy Officer for Douglas College. She has vast experiences in her career including Associate University Librarian, Public Services at University of Alberta and Head of a library and a division at University of British Columbia (UBC) as well as being a librarian there. Before UBC she held roles as Manager, Projects and Initiatives for the Public Library Services Branch, Government of British Columbia, and the Program Officer for Distance Learning for the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Ask Trish about her other roles with Simon Fraser University and BC Electronic Library Network.

 

Elizabeth Tracy

Elizabeth is Chief Administrative Officer for Pemberton, BC. A passionate leader with a clear understanding of the importance of connecting with community, she is also a visionary with experience to engage in the transformation process while remaining in the present.  Elizabeth proved this during her tenure as CEO of Whistler Public Library, transforming the library into an integral part of Whistler’s tourism and community infrastructure. Before moving to Canada Elizabeth was at Wilkinson Public Library in Telluride, Colorado. She holds and MLIS and BA.

 

Salvy Trojman

Salvy is Managing Director, The Trojman Corporation. During his undergrad years at York University as worked part-time at Scott Library, his manager said to him, “You love information, and you love helping people. You should become a publisher’s rep.” Salvy had no idea what that was, but the journey began. He began with R.R. Bowker Publishing. They were converting Books in Print and many other print directories to CD-ROM technology. In 2000, Salvy moved to Thomson Gale and quickly worked his way up the ranks. During his 20+ years at Gale managing the Canadian academic market, Salvy built tremendous customer relationships with faculty and librarians, and is well respected among his industry peers for his support of libraries of all types.

In 2021 he established The Trojman Corporation to represent the newest and greatest ePublishers and content services, and create new products and solutions together with librarians.

Previous Learning Guides

Previous Learning Guides

Surinder Bhogal

Chief Librarian,

Surrey Libraries

Gwen Bird,

University Librarian & Dean of Libraries,

Simon Fraser University

Michael Burris

Executive Director,

Public Library InterLINK BC

Patricia Chong
Manager, Policy & Planning,

Vancouver Public Library

Susan Cleyle

Visiting Program Officer (Leadership Development Initiatives)

Former Dean of Libraries

Memorial University

Christina de Castell
Chief Executive Officer,

Vancouver Public Library

MJ D'Elia

Associate Chief Librarian.

University of British Columbia -

Okanagan

 

Scott Hargrove

Chief Executive Officer,

Fraser Valley Regional Library

Moe Hosseini-Ara
Director, Branch Operations & Customer Experience,

Toronto Public Library

Deb Hutchinson-Koep

Chief Librarian,

North Vancouver City Public Library

Vera Keown

Certified Executive Coach,

Organizational Development Librarian,

University of Manitoba

Jennifer McKinnell

Director, Health Sciences Library

McMaster University

Pilar Martinez

Chief Executive Officer

Edmonton Public Library

Mary Ann Mavrinac, 
Vice Provost and Neilly Emeritus Dean,
University of Rochester Libraries

Noreen Ma

Manager, Community Development

Burnaby Public Library

Ken Roberts,

Former CEO

Hamilton Public Library

 

Mark Robertson

University Librarian,

Brock University

Trish Rosseel

Director, Learning Resources & Records Management, Privacy Officer,

Douglas College

Maureen Sawa

Chief Executive Officer,

Greater Victoria Public Library

Julie Spurrell

Former Chief Librarian,

New Westminster Public Library

Elizabeth Tracy

Chief Administrative Officer,

Pemberton, BC

Leslie Weir
Librarian and Archivist of Canada

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LLEAD is directly responsible for helping me achieve a place at the Leadership table that I had until then found every excuse to avoid! Throughout the year there wasn’t a topic, presenter or speaker that didn’t elevate my understanding of key concepts and principles needed to be effective in my role as a manager. The net result was that I not only benefited from an engaged and resourceful network of colleagues and mentors, but it paved the way for me to move into a managerial position that I had never felt confident enough to pursue, previously. - LLEAD 2016 Grad

LLEAD Graduates, some of whom took the program five years ago. 

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