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Organization Name Ajax Public Library FOPAC
Industry Municipal Government,
Public Libraries and Archives
City Ajax
Province/State Ontario [ON]
Country Canada [CA]

Chief Librarian and Executive Officer (CLEO)

Organization & Position

The Ajax Public Library is currently seeking an experienced, outstanding, and visionary executive to provide leadership and keep pace with a fast growing and uniquely diverse community.

This position will be of interest to professional librarians with senior level management experience who are not only committed to high standards of library service but who:

  • are visionary long-term leaders adept at leading organizations through change to stability
  • are team builders, motivators of staff, and believe in delegation of both responsibility and authority
  • are willing and committed to developing various sources of funding
  • are skilled communicators, as comfortable with the media and politicians as they are with addressing patron needs
  • are adept at identifying opportunities and negotiating alliances and partnerships

The CLEO works with the Library's management team to ensure system-wide understanding of and commitment to Library initiatives. The CLEO is the face of the library and a leading collaborator with community organizations, media, municipal administration and other levels of government and professional organizations.

The Ajax Public Library is the gateway to information and resources that improve the quality of life, foster life-long learning, encourage community involvement, and meet the varying educational and social needs of all members of its communities, within available resources. 
Appointed by Ajax Town Council, the Ajax Public Library is governed by a nine-member board, including eight citizens and one Councillor.

There are two existing library branches, and on November 30th, APL is opening a third, the new Audley Branch. APL offers multiple services, programs and diverse theatrical events as well as opportunities for people of all cultures and ages to continue their learning and engage with the library in a proactive and positive manner, in safe, supportive spaces.

Ajax is bordered to the east and north by the City of Pickering, to the west by the Town of Whitby and to the south by Lake Ontario and is host to many sports, cultural and environmental initiatives, events and festivals.

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Search & Application Process

The application deadline is December 9th and it is anticipated that shortlist interviews will be held on December 12th and 13th.   If you are interested in exploring this opportunity further, please forward a copy of your cover letter and resume to Kartik Kumar, Managing Director at Legacy Executive Search Partners at

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