Creative Communities - BC Library Conference 2015
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Pilar Martinez

Pilar Martinez is the Deputy CEO at the Edmonton Public Library where she is responsible for leading Branch Services, Marketing & Fund Development, Collections & IT and Research & Assessment. Pilar has a broad base of experience in library leadership including: advocacy, collective bargaining, strategic and business planning, recruitment and change leadership. She holds a MLIS from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English from Acadia University. Pilar was the main champion and leader behind the implementation of EPL’s community-led service framework and the Leading From Any Position staff development initiative. In 2012, Pilar was honoured with the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship. Married with two teen-aged boys who bring much joy (mostly), Pilar believes that chocolate solves everything.