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News January 31, 2023

Katya Borrás Joins the CFE Working Group on Intellectual Freedom

Katya Borrás, Manager of the Pointe-Claire (Quebec) Public Library is the newest member of the Centre for Free Expression’s Working Group on Intellectual Freedom.

A member of the board of directors of the Association des bibliothèques publiques du Québec (ABPQ) from 2018 to 2022, Katya also served on the board of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations/ Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) from 2019 to 2022 and was the liaison to the CFLA/FCAB Committee on Intellectual Freedom from 2020 to 2022. 

“Her extensive experience in Quebec and Canada will be invaluable to CFE and its Working Group.”

After teaching at the Garneau College Documentation Department in Quebec City, Katya worked in a college library in Montreal and then in record management in Spain and in Quebec. For 6 years, she was the Barcelona Branch Director for the company Gestar. Solutions Documentaires. She has worked at the Pointe-Claire Public Library since 2011. 

The other members of the CFE Working Group on Intellectual Freedom are: Kay Cahill, Director of Collections and IT, Vancouver Public Library; Carla Graebner, Librarian for Data Services and Government Information, Simon Fraser University Library; Todd Kyle, CEO, Brampton Public Library;  Tammy Le, President of the British Columbia Teacher Librarians Association; Pilar Martinez, CEO, Edmonton Public Library;   Lisa Radha Vohra, Director, Collections and Membership Services, Toronto Public Library; Erin Patterson, Head, Research Services, Acadia University Library;  Toni Samek, Professor and past Chair, School of Library and Information Studies University of Alberta;  Sabrina Saunders, CEO Blue Mountain Public Library and President of the Ontario Library Association; Alvin M. Schrader, Professor Emeritus, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta; and Marcellus Turner, CEO and Chief Librarian, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

The Centre for Free Expression at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) is a hub for public education, research and advocacy on free expression and the public’s right to know. Its work is undertaken in collaboration with academic and community-based organizations across Canada and internationally.