The Board of the Annapolis Valley Regional Library (AVRL) is pleased to announce the appointment of the new Chief Executive Officer, Ann-Marie Mathieu. Ann-Marie began her new role on Monday, August 10, 2015.
“The Board is excited to begin work with such an experienced public library administrator,” says Shirley Pineo, Chair of the AVRL Board of Directors. “We are confident that Ann-Marie has the qualities necessary to lead the AVRL and provide quality library services to Valley citizens.”
Ann-Marie has considerable experience in all aspects of library administration, gained from her fifteen years as a library director in various library systems. Most recently she has served as the Deputy Library Director of the Saskatoon Public Library.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer with the Annapolis Valley Regional Library,” says Ann-Marie Mathieu. “I am looking forward to joining a library system with such a strong history of customer service and commitment to excellence.”
Ann-Marie has a vision for Library service that is founded in the firm belief that the public library is a community development agency, and that the library is an important piece of the puzzle in building strong, vibrant, and healthy communities.
On Ann-Marie’s first day she was greeted with a bouquet of roses from the staff. There was even a pot-luck lunch so Ann-Marie was introduced to the staff at the AVRL Headquarters in fine style. We are all looking forward to seeing what Ann-Marie has in store for AVRL, and we welcome her wholeheartedly. You will see a new face representing our libraries. Say hello when you see her!