Sault Public Library Board Appoints Matthew MacDonald as CEO


The books have been closed on the search, and the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library Board announces the appointment of Matthew MacDonald as Chief Executive Officer.

As CEO Mr. MacDonald will advise the Board on setting and achieving objectives through responsible management of available resources, and engage in effective relationships with external stakeholders including City staff and Council, local agencies and library communities.

The Board’s Selection Committee was assisted in the search and evaluation of candidates by Mellissa Donofrio-Jones, Director of Ontario Library Services-North, and an agency of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries.

With a Master of Library and Information Science (Western University) and Bachelor’s Degree with Honours (Acadia University) he worked at Acadia University and Cumberland Regional Library prior to becoming the Children’s Services Librarian with the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library in 2009, assuming the role Manager of Public Services (2015) and Acting CEO/Director of Public Libraries (2017) until his appointment as CEO on Dec. 1.

Matthew led the Board and staff in a successful partnership with Algoma District School Board to establish the North Branch and its archives at the Boréal Hub.

The CEO Selection Committee closed their search report saying “We recognize Matthew has raised the community’s awareness, expanded programming and contributed positively to the development of staff and operations.”

We congratulate Matthew on his successful application and look forward to continued service developments for members and residents of our communities.