May 23, 2022

Mark Asberg Appointed CEO of the Calgary Public Library Effective September 1, 2019

From the Calgary Public Library:

Mark Asberg (Photo via CPL)

The Calgary Public Library is very pleased to announce that Mark Asberg has been appointed CEO effective September 1, 2019. Asberg has been with the Library for more than five years in the role of Director of Service Delivery. He was selected as the Calgary Public Library’s CEO after an internal search by the Calgary Public Library Board with assistance from an executive recruitment consultant.


During his time at the Library, Asberg has led a number of transformative projects and initiatives, including expanding library service to new communities, increasing participation in the library through enhanced virtual and mobile services and sustained growth in programming and outreach, and developing productive partnerships with key government and community groups, including Calgary’s school boards.

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From the Calgary Herald:

Mark Asberg worked in corporate libraries for much of his career until pursuing a job at Calgary Public Library five years ago. His experience working in law and medical libraries did not compare to the community impact that his role as the public library’s director of service delivery did. He loved seeing firsthand the importance of public libraries.


Asberg said he will continue to prioritize bridging the digital divide by providing equal access to virtual services and fresh spaces to learn and create. The current economy isn’t in peak condition, but library services can “give people a leg up” in helping them succeed, according to Asberg.

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See Also: Profile: Chicago Native Bill Ptacek Helped Expand Calgary’s Libraries (August 19, 2019)

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