On November 17, members of the Rotary Club of Hamilton AM had the pleasure of hearing from Paul Takala, Chief Librarian and CEO of Hamilton Public Library (HPL).  Although many organizations have struggled with the changes brought as a result of COVID-19 challenges, HPL has continued to innovate using technology so its electronic offerings have made library services more available to the community, even when library doors had to be closed.  HPL staff played a special role within the City of Hamilton, in supporting the efforts of Hamilton Public Health during such closures.
Many local libraries in Hamilton have been renovated and expanded and service demand remains very strong.  Intra-library loans from neighbouring library systems are available, making HPL even more responsive to local need.
Paul Takala | OLA Super Conference