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Calgary Public Library CEO Transition

Mark Asberg, CEO for the Calgary Public Library, will be leaving the Library this spring to take on a new opportunity as Vice Provost and University Librarian at Queen’s University. Mark joined Calgary Public Library in August 2014 as Director of Service Delivery, before taking over as CEO in September 2019.   

During his time at the Library, Mark implemented many key projects and initiatives such as expanding library service to new communities and developing strong partnerships with key government and community groups. As CEO during the Library’s response to COVID-19 and the related public health restrictions and closures, Mark remained committed that the Library provide as much service as safely possible leading to multiple innovations. In December 2020, Calgary Public Library received an Urban Libraries Council Award for Innovation for its service innovation during COVID-19.  

The Library Board is forming a CEO Search Committee with the objective of hiring a new CEO for the Calgary Public Library. The search will commence immediately. The Executive Leadership Team will be available to support the CEO Search Committee, on an as needed basis, to ensure a seamless transition.    

The Library Board and Executive Team want to thank Mark for his leadership over the past two years.   

On behalf of the Board, staff, volunteers, and members of the Calgary Public Library, I wish to thank Mark for his leadership and wish him and his family all the best as they begin a new adventure. The Calgary Public Library Board wants to thank you for your ongoing support.   

Avnish Mehta  
Board Chair, Calgary Public Library  

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