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St. Albert Public Library is governed by a Board of seven volunteer trustees, one of whom is a member of City Council. Trustees are appointed by City Council for a maximum of six years. The Board governs the Library under the authority of the Alberta Libraries Act.

The Board meets at 7:00 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month from September through June at the Library.

For more information, please contact Peter Bailey, CEO, St. Albert Public Library at 780-459-1681.


Library Board Members 2020

janiceMARSCHNERJanice Marschner

Chair. Janice moved here with her family in 2010 and they are all avid users of the Library's many services. Janice teaches high school English. She joined the Board in 2016 and takes an active interest in her city and the people in it. She is passionate about maintaining and improving library access for all.

melissaSTEEVESMelissa Steeves

Missy and her family moved to St. Albert in 2017. Missy enjoys attending the children’s events at the library with her son. Missy is a humanities teacher and is passionate about literacy. She is an avid lifelong learner, and is currently completing her doctorate in education. Missy is looking forward to serving on the library board, building collaborative relationships, and continuing to be actively involved in the community.

hollyAYOTTEHolly Ayotte

Holly has lived in St, Albert since 1983. She has two daughters and the three of them are frequent library visitors and avid readers. Holly is a Director of Human Resources with the Government of Alberta and is looking forward to working with the board in supporting the library and community.

Ian Stephens OFFICIAL PHOTOWilliam Wells

Bill moved to St. Albert in 2013 and is honoured to be able to contribute to the community as a member of the Library Board. Bill was most recently an instructor at the University of Alberta. Libraries, their programs and services, are a cornerstone of a democracy and Bill hopes that his diverse experience in the management of provincial NGOs in Alberta and Saskatchewan as well as his experience as an elected official and a library board member in Saskatchewan will strengthen his contribution.

Colleen McClure Colleen McClure

Vice-chair. Colleen has lived in St. Albert with her family since 1993 and is honored to have the opportunity to serve the citizens of St Albert as a member of the Library Board. In 2016 Colleen retired from full-time employment as an Associate Superintendent of Schools and is currently employed part-time as a consultant, tutor and academic coordinator. She believes public libraries play a major role in democratic societies in fostering literacy, providing universal access to knowledge and information and nurturing lifelong learning. Colleen is keen to work in collaboration with others to support the St. Albert Public Library as a welcoming, dynamic place of discovery and engagement for all community members and visitors.

Paula CullingPaula Culling

Paula has many years experience serving on committees and boards to foster community development and lifelong learning. Although a resident of St. Albert for only two years, she is committed to strengthening St. Albert’s awareness and engagement in library programs and events and enhancing community events and community visibility. Her strengths include networking and creating partnerships to build community capacity and advancement of sustainability.

Councillor Jacquie HansenCouncillor Jacquie Hansen

Councillor Jacquie Hansen is the City Council representative on the Library Board. She and her family have lived in St. Albert for 24 years. Jacquie’s board service includes four terms as a school board trustee with Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools which eventually lead to being elected president of the Alberta School Boards Association. She has served on the Children & Family Services Authority Board, the Sturgeon Hospital Foundation and St. Albert Economic Development Advisory Board. She has volunteered in many capacities around St. Albert and is a supporter of Rotary. Prior to becoming a Councillor, she spent two years as Executive Director of the Alberta School Councils’ Association. She has a Bachelor of Physical Education minoring in English from UBC.