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Britannia Renewal Speakers Series - Learning + Community Growth

Apr 20, 2017 7:00 pm - Apr 20, 2017 9:00 pm
Location: Britannia Library
Join us for refreshments and discussion on Learning and Community Growth at Britannia. #BritanniaRenewal

Learning + Community Growth

Asa Kachan, Chief Librarian and CEO Halifax Public Library

How can the Britannia Renewal project incorporate current trends in library service while also understanding how different early environments and experiences contribute to inequalities in children’s development?

“Libraries still continue to provide books and materials as we always
have, but it is by bringing the community together and facilitate the
sharing of knowledge and ideas and perspectives that we lift our community up individually and collectively. When that happens,
we’ve truly succeeded as a library.” Asa Kachan

 

About Asa Kachan:

Asa brings senior management experience to the role as well as a commitment to public libraries. In her role as Assistant Vice-President, Enrolment Management & Registrar at Dalhousie University, Ms. Kachan twice helped Dalhousie receive the Canadian Association of University Business Officers’ Productivity and Excellence Award; in 2011 for improving web communications and strategy, and in 2007 for improving service to students. In addition, she has a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario, has worked in Saskatchewan public libraries, and, early in her career, she was President of the Saskatchewan Library Association and selected for the Northern Exposure to Leadership program.