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Vickery Bowles

City Librarian
Toronto Public Library

Vickery Bowles is the City Librarian at Toronto Public Library (TPL), a large and busy 100 branch library system. Vickery believes passionately in the difference public libraries make in the lives of individuals, in communities and cities. She has worked in a number of leadership positions, spearheading policy and service development including with Toronto’s high needs and diverse communities to develop library-led solutions that support capacity building, civic engagement and settlement. Vickery is currently working to advance TPL’s new strategic plan and its digital strategies that support new service models, digital inclusion, mobility, e-learning, staff development and innovation.