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“New Technologies & the Future of Libraries”
Vickery Bowles is the City Librarian of the Toronto Public Library, one of the world’s biggest and busiest public libraries. She believes passionately in the difference public libraries make in the lives of individuals, in communities and cities. Vickery has spent her career in public libraries, spearheading service development in a number of different leadership positions over the years.Vickery is looking forward to working with staff, residents and stakeholders on the many opportunities ahead for advancing and developing public library service for the 21st century.
Vickery is a member of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Library Services to Multicultural Populations Standing Committee, a Board member for the Centre for Equitable Library Access to promote access to books for Canadians with print disabilities, and has worked with the Canadian Urban Libraries Council and the Canadian Library Association to advocate on behalf of libraries for access to e-collections on fair and reasonable terms.