2018–2020 Schedule

Where possible effort is being made to pair site visits with library conferences to assist in minimizing travel expenses for participants. Instructional sessions are offered in conjunction with site visits and they are recorded for online access. The full instructional schedule is provided after registration. The preliminary schedule has been established for 2018–2020:
  • October 3 & 4 – Calgary
  • January 28 & 29 with OLA Super Conference – Vaughan
  • Week of April 29 or May 6 – Halifax
  • Week of ALA – June 2019 – Washington, DC Area (with EveryLibrary)
  • Fall 2019 – Lower Mainland BC
  • January 2020 with OLA Super Conference – Toronto Public Library (graduation)


  • Lita Barrie, CEO, Burlington Public Library
  • Åsa Kachan, Chief Librarian, Halifax Public Libraries
  • Pilar Martinez, CEO, Edmonton Public Library
  • Wendy Newman, Senior Fellow (retired), Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
  • Rebecca Raven, CEO, Brampton Library
  • Ken Roberts, consultant and former CEO, Hamilton Public Library
  • Maureen Sawa, CEO, Greater Victoria Public Library
  • Panels of CEOs from libraries near site visits are also presenters from time to time