May 28, 2022

Canada: Danielle McDonald Named New CEO of Ottawa Public Library

From an OPL Announcement:

Danielle holds a Master of Arts, Public Administration from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Honours, Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo. Her educational background is complemented by more than 25 years of management experience, including strategic planning, finance, human resources and technology with the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Public Library.


Since joining the Library as Division Manager, Facilities and Business Services in January 2009, Danielle has led significant initiatives in library facilities planning and development including the delivery of $5.75M in renovations and new construction of branches; business services where she has been responsible for OPL budgets, finance, and risk management, as well as for public services in 18 Library branches, including all those which serve Ottawa’s rural communities.



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