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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. 

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 -



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

LLEAD6 Guides will be announced soon

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Learn with high-performing, experienced sector leaders


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

Paul Burry

Library Director,

Prince George Public Library

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