St. Thomas Public Library CEO elected to Library Services Centre Board

Kitchener, ON (November 30th, 2015) –. On Friday, November 20th, 2015 at the 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Library Services Centre (LSC) held at the main branch of the Kitchener Public Library, members elected Rudi Denham, CEO, St. Thomas Public Library to the nine-member Board of Directors for a three year term.

Other members also elected are Kristen Cavanagh, Brampton Public Library, Ellen Lehman, Idea Exchange, Cambridge, Sharron Smith, Kitchener Public Library and Qingyi (Ken) Su, Welland Public Library.

Continuing board members are Michelle Alleyne, East Gwillimbury Public Library; Lorrie Atkinson, Wainfleet Public Library; Deborah Duce, Huntsville Public Library and Darla Fraser, Orangeville Public Library.  Subsequent to the AGM, the board elected Michelle Alleyne as Chairman and Darla Fraser as Vice Chairman.  The nine-member elected Board of Directors has historically been a combination of working librarians and persons who are non-librarian members of library boards.

LSC is a library owned, not-for-profit corporation that provides material and services to public libraries across Canada. Last year LSC provided Canadian libraries from coast to coast with more than 1,000,000 items; over 80% of which were fully catalogued and processed.

In January 2015, LSC began supplying St. Thomas Public Library with pre-processed materials, providing bar codes, library records and labels, resulting in a substantial savings in staff time and supplies.

LSC was originally created as a section within an arms-length government agency to provide acquisition, cataloguing, and processing services to public libraries on a full cost recovery basis. Since 1986, LSC has operated as an independent corporation without government support. Over the past 28 years, LSC’s scope of operation has expanded nationally but has remained focused on public libraries.

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Greg Grondin                                                  Michael Monahan

Board Chair                                                     Chief Executive Officer

St. Thomas Public Library                              Library Services Centre

153 Curtis St., St. Thomas On                       131 Shoemaker St., Kitchener, ON  N2E 3B5

519-631-6050                                                  800 265 3360 ext. 613               

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