August 28, 2014

Jane Pyper Stepping Down From Toronto City Librarian Job

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From the Toronto Public Library:

The Toronto Public Library Board announced today that City Librarian Jane Pyper will be stepping down from her role at the end of June 2014.

“The entire Board joins me in thanking Jane for her significant contribution to the library over the years. She has built a successful and distinguished career at Toronto Public Library and we thank her for her many accomplishments,” said Michael Foderick, Chair of the Toronto Public Library Board. “While I received Jane’s news with regret, I share her optimism that it presents an opportunity to introduce new leadership that will continue to help us achieve our ambitious goals.”

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“I am proud of the work that has been accomplished by the Toronto Public Library in recent years. It is the result of joint efforts by the Board, library staff, the Toronto Public Library Foundation and the many community partners who have all contributed to the vision and reality of a busy, successful and great library that serves a great city,” said Jane Pyper. “I have enjoyed my time at the library immensely and look forward to contributing to the life of this city in other ways.”

At its meeting on March 24, 2014, the Toronto Public Library Board will begin the process of hiring Pyper’s replacement.

Read the Complete Announcement That Includes Info About Some of Pyper’s Accomplishments

See Also: Create a city-wide ideas network: Jane Pyper’s Big Idea (via The Star; February 20, 2014)

See Also: Video: A Conversation With Jayne Pyper, City Librarian of Toronto (1/24/2013)

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