Guelph Public Library welcomes new CEO

The Guelph Public Library welcomes its fourteenth chief executive officer in the 132-year history of the library. The Library Board appointed Steve Kraft as CEO effective October 1, 2014.

In making the announcement, GPL Board chair Anne MacKay said, “Continuing the tradition of great leadership at the Guelph Public Library, Steve brings his enthusiasm, knowledge and the support of the staff to his new position. The board looks forward to working with him as we maintain our commitment in connecting people to the wealth of resources that libraries have to offer all residents.”

Steve was born and raised in Dashwood, Ontario and received his master’s degree in Library and Information Science from University of Western in 1983. Over the past 30 years, he has worked his way through the Guelph Public Library, serving as Children’s Reference Librarian, Manager of Information Services, Director of Main Library and since April 2013, as Assistant CEO.

“With knowledgeable staff, a vast collection, online research tools, and numerous community events for all ages, the library will continue to provide new and innovative lifelong learning opportunities. I am truly honoured to serve the needs of our Royal City and grateful for the support of the GPL Board” said Steve Kraft upon news of the appointment.

Everyone is invited to join the GPL Board in welcoming Steve Kraft into his new position as CEO on Wednesday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at the Main Library.

For more information

Kitty Pope, CEO
kpope@GuelphPL.ca
519-824-6220 extension 226