Okanagan Regional Library has announced the appointment of Danielle Hubbard as their new CEO. After Don Nettleton retired from his position as CEO, Jeremy Feddersen, CFO, was selected by the Board of Directors to become an Interim CEO. At the same time, ORL looked for a new leader. Hubbard became the successful applicant for the CEO position and will officially assume responsibilities on Tuesday, November 1st, 2022.
Hubbard said, "I am honoured and delighted to take on the challenge of leading the Okanagan Regional Library. The ORL serves some of the most beautiful and diverse communities in Canada and is staffed by some of the most talented, dedicated, and welcoming people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I have no doubt that we are up for whatever challenges lie ahead."
The ORL Chair, Sherry Philpott-Adhikary, said, "I am excited to welcome Danielle Hubbard as the new CEOof the Okanagan Regional Library. She has natural leadership abilities and will work well as part of the management team. Danielle has fresh, new ideas that will steer the ORL in a positive direction for the future. She is ready to work towards a new strategic plan, which will point the way forward. Our library is in good hands."
Danielle Hubbard, ORL's new CEO, is an avid runner, cyclist, and swimmer. When not librarian-ing or working out, she spends her time writing poetry, exploring new places, and occasionally picking up a paintbrush. Before joining the ORL, Danielle got her taste for librarianship at the Greater Victoria Public Library, the Salt Spring Island Public Library, and the Western Manitoba Regional Library, where she worked as the Director of Library Services (CEO). Danielle has always wanted to live in the Okanagan and hopes to make the ORL her long-time home.
Jeremy Feddersen, the acting ORL CEO, said on behalf of the ORL leadership team, "The Management team could not be more pleased; we are very excited to work with Danielle as we continue to evolve the Library system for our patrons and communities."
About the ORL
Established in 1936, the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) is Canada's 16th largest library system, serving over 370,000 residents through 29 branches. It covers 59,600 square kilometres of some of the most beautiful territories in BC, stretching from Golden in the Rockies to Osoyoos in the heart of the Okanagan wine and fruit-growing areas. The system is staffed by energetic and committed people who have begun the shift to a more learning and technology-focused service.
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