February 17, 2018

MBA Named Head of London Public Library, ON

By LJ Staff

Anne Becker, who holds an MBA, has been named the new CEO of the London Public Library, ON, effective May 30. Becker, who is London’s first female leader and has never worked in libraries, most recently was chief executive for the Midwestern Ontario Canadian Automobile Association. Library Board Chair Fred Tranquilli said that Becker was the unanimous choice of the search committee, chosen from a short list of fifteen candidates: ‘Her experience, education, and personality all match extremely well with the profile developed through consultation with all our stakeholder groups.’ The Library Board began the search process to replace out-going CEO Darrel Skidmore in October 2004, by conducting focus groups, with an emphasis on staff input.