About the Library

Library Leadership

Mark Asberg

Chief Executive Officer
After completing his Master of Library and Information Science degree and PhD at the University of Western Ontario, Mark has taken on a number of leadership roles in provincial or regional library systems, including Alberta Law Libraries, Canada Revenue Agency’s Knowledge and Research Program, and Alberta Health Services’ Knowledge Resource Service. Mark’s previous positions centred on the ongoing transformation of service models and operations to meet emerging needs in increasingly dynamic and complex information and knowledge environments.

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Heather Robertson

Director, Service Design
Heather completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Calgary and her Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of Alberta. With experience in both academic and public library environments, she has been with the Calgary Public Library since 2005, working in various leadership roles including Manager of Diversity Services, Manager of Community Services, and as the Functional Program Lead for the new Central Library project. In her current role, she oversees the Collections, Information Technology and Service Design departments.

Mary Kapusta

Director, Communications
Mary is an alumna from the University of Toronto and a graduate of the Rozsa Arts Management Program at the Haskayne School of Business. After beginning her career in publishing, Mary was Marketing Manager at Wordfest before joining the National Music Centre in 2013. While there she led major marketing and communications projects that included crisis communications around the 2013 floods, a capital fundraising campaign, national and international media campaigns, content marketing strategies, and the opening of the National Music Centre’s new 160,000 square foot facility in July 2016. She has worked in marketing and communications within the cultural sector for over ten years.

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Paul Lane

Director, Corporate Services
Paul earned an Economics degree from The University of Western Ontario and a MBA degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. Before joining the Calgary Public Library, he gained library and municipal experience at The City of Mississauga. He currently oversees Strategic Planning, Human Resources, Facility Management and Financial Services at the Library.

Sarah Meilleur

Director, Service Delivery
Sarah completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Calgary and her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Western Ontario. With 10+ years of experience at Calgary Public Library, Sarah has served in a variety of roles, including Manager of the Humanities and Local History department, Manager of Information Services, and Manager of Service Planning. Sarah served as the vice-chair for the Calgary Heritage Authority, and participated in the Century Homes project, which won the Governor General’s Award for Community Programming. She is passionate about the ways in which public libraries transform lives and build community.

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Service Delivery Managers

  • Bowness — Jean Ludlam

  • Central, Service Delivery — Jen Waugh

  • Central, Support Services — Allison Thomson

  • Country Hills — Chelsea Murray

  • Crowfoot — Jean Ludlam

  • Fish Creek — Sara House

  • Forest Lawn — Shannon Slater

  • Giuffre Family — Donna Bedry

  • Judith Umbach — Chelsea Murray

  • Louise Riley — Donna Bedry

  • Memorial Park — Donna Bedry

  • Nicholls Family — Allison Thomson

  • Nose Hill — Evette Berry

  • Quarry Park — Sara House

  • Rocky Ridge — Jean Ludlam

  • Saddletowne — Shannon Slater

  • Sage Hill — Chelsea Murray

  • Seton — Jessie Campbell

  • Shawnessy — Jessie Campbell

  • Signal Hill — Evette Berry

  • Southwood — Sara House

  • Village Square — Shannon Slater

The Service Design department designs, develops, and evaluates a range of system-wide Library programs and services.

Staff members consider the following key areas: civic and digital literacy, early literacy, and services for Indigenous communities, newcomers, children, teens, and readers.

Shauna May, Service Design Manager

Service Design Leads

  • Alayna Many Guns 
  • Carrie Kitchen
  • Kate Schutz
  • Mary Graham
  • Meghan Durieux
  • Myke Atkinson
  • Rosemary Griebel 

Library Administration

Collections

Marshall Sumka, Collections
Anne Marie Fryer, Digital Resources
Kari Brawn, Collection Development

Facilities

Patrick Ulrich, Planning and Operations
Steve Donnelly, Operations

Financial Services

Elrose Klause, Controller
Chae Jun, Accounting
David Tickner, Purchasing

 

Human Resources

Nadia Attah-Effah, Human Resources

Information Technology

Scott Stanley, Information Technology
Bonita Burchat, Information Technology Operations
Carlo Rivas Castagnino, Information Technology Infrastructure
Anton Chuppin, Information Technology Interfaces
Linda McCallum, Information Technology Support

Volunteer Resources and Program Support

Azmin Poonja, Volunteer Resources and Program Support