Shawn MITCHELL (Canada)

Position A/Director, Collections and Membership Services
Organisation Toronto Public Library
Motivation statement

I am excited to be nominated for the IFLA Regional Division Committee as I am still new in my library career and have much to learn. Coming from a career in public policy primarily in the fields of education and social services, I am very pleased to expand my learnings and experiences to the library section. I am interested in advocating for librarianship and access to information and all it's forms. I am also responsible in leading work to further develop TPL's core value of Intellectual Freedom. I feel I can learn a lot from other North American libraries as to how they are approaching this work. I would be pleased to learn from others and share my expertise if elected to the committee. Thank you.