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January 18, 2018

Milton Public Library Announces Appointment of Mark Williams as CEO / Chief Librarian

Mark Williams, Milton Public Library Deputy Chief Librarian, has been appointed CEO / Chief Librarian for Milton Public Library effective July 1, 2018.

In 2017, the MPL Board worked with external HR experts to review recruitment options upon learning of the retirement plans of current CEO, Leslie Fitch, on June 30, 2018. Following a thorough and rigorous process, including a comprehensive panel interview and reference check, the Board concluded that Mark is the ideal candidate to lead MPL into the future.

Mark has 18 years' experience from public libraries in England, Toronto and most-recently the Milton Public Library. Mark has been actively engaged in the development of new facilities, overseen increases in circulation of the libraries collections, won numerous awards for his innovative approach to public library service provision and secured almost $1M in grant funding. In 2014, Mark moved to Milton and took on the role Manager, Information Services and has served as the Deputy Chief Librarian for MPL since 2015.

"Mark's experience, skills and ability for public library service excellence, his vision for the future and his strong relationship building skills made him the clear choice to oversee the next chapter of Milton Public Library," said MPL Board Chair, Brad Boehmer.

"I am honoured that the MPL Board have placed their trust in me to lead the continued growth and development of MPL. There are many exciting opportunities for advancing public library service in the 21st century and as we move forward, I am determined to ensure that Milton Public Library will continue to champion reading and literacy, support lifelong learning, and enhance opportunities for creativity and collaboration", said Deputy Chief Librarian, Mark Williams.

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