Staff

Senior Library Staff

Pam Pal

CEO/Chief Librarian

Favourite Author:
Jilly Cooper

Fun Fact:
Can you believe it, I was once a host on a weekly television program that probably nobody has seen.

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Val Dickson

Public Services Coordinator

Favourite Author:
Jane Austin

What’s the most eclectic book you’ve ever read?
The Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

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Angela Kemp

Adult Services Coordinator

Favourite Author:
J.R.R. Tolkein

What’s the most eclectic book you’ve ever read? Conversations With God - Neale Donald Walsch

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Corrisha Lake

Family Services Coordinator

Favourite Author:
Shel Silverstein

What is your favourite children’s book?
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory...yep! Always had a sweet tooth!

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Brittany Pampalone

Technical Services Coordinator

Favourite Author:
Riley Sager

Fun Fact:
Vanilla Ice follows me on Twitter; it's okay to be jealous.

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Kyle Young

Community Relations Assistant

Favourite Author:
Christopher McDougall

Fun Fact:
I’m also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer and yoga instructor.

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Tracey Strnad

Makerspace Coordinator

Favourite Author:
Michael Ondaatje

What’s the most eclectic book you’ve ever read?
Wes Anderson screenplays? Does that count?!

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Drew Murdoch

Library Technician/Cataloger

Favourite Author:
Tamsyn Muir

Fun Fact:
I have a terrible click in my jaw and I've taught myself to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star On It.

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Service Team

Angela Sheffer - Library Assistant

Favourite Author:
Diane Chamberlain

Where do you get book recommendations from?
I have gotten so many great book recommendations from patrons and staff at WBPL. I also find that goodreads.com has a great selection of recommendations.

Cathy Carlson - Library Assistant

Favourite Author:
Too many to say.

What do you enjoy most about working at the library?
The people and the connections.

Deanna White - Library Assistant

Favourite Author:
Louisa May Alcott

Fun Fact:
I tend to prefer to see the movie BEFORE I read the book. I think it gives me the best chance at enjoying both.

Drazen Vicic (Vic) - Library Assistant

Favourite Author:
Varlam Shalamov

What’s the most eclectic book you’ve ever read?
Tao Te Ching

Ethan Wilson - Library Assistant

Favourite Author:
David Chilton

Fun Fact:
I love playing the guitar and harmonica, but I can also tear it up on the drums.

Lena - junior Library Aide

Favourite Author:
Taylor Jenkins Reid

What’s the most eclectic book you’ve ever read?
101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think by Brianna West.

Linda Potje - Library Assistant

Favourite Author:
Jodi Picoult

Fun Fact:
Despite its popularity, I am not a chocolate fan.

Hannah - junior Library Aide

Favourite Author:
Brandon Sanderson

If you start a book and don't enjoy it, do you have to finish it?
I I have to finish it, I am always optimistic that it will get better!

Kaytlyn Freeborn - Library Assistant

Favourite Author:
Wally Lamb

Fun Fact:
I am a reptile lover and have a corn snake named Valentine.

Kim Blakeney - Library Assistant

Favourite Author:
This week I’m loving C. J. Tudor

Fun Fact:
RUSH came to my high school to shoot a video and I was picked to be in it!

Maggie Weir - Library Assistant

Favourite Author:
Agatha Christie

What’s the most eclectic book you’ve ever read?
The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

Rob Fedorowicz - Junior IT Technician

Favourite Author:
Sui Ishida

What is your favourite children's book or book as a child?
Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Sabine Richarz - Library Assistant

Favourite Author:
Alexander McCall Smith

Fun Fact:
I immigrated to Canada on a boat over the North Atlantic at the beginning of winter.

Simon - junior Library Aide

Favourite Author:
Madeline Miller

Fun Fact:
I've completed NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) twice.

Tracy Childs - Library Assistant

Favourite Author:
Kelly Armstrong

Fun Fact:
I was a freelance journalist/photographer for the Wasaga Sun and Collingwood Connection for 5 years.

Current Career Opportunities

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Makerspace Programmer

Contract Full Time (June – December 31, 2024) – 35 hours/week

The Wasaga Beach Public Library is seeking an energetic and self-motivated team player to perform the duties and responsibilities of the Makerspace Programmer.

General Responsibilities: The Makerspace Programmer is instrumental in providing creative programming opportunities that will utilize the library’s Digital Lab and Learning Lab spaces and equipment. This role assists patrons of all ages in developing the skills they need to properly utilize a collection of tools, equipment, materials and software. Organizing instructors and volunteers to provide both one-on-one as well as group instruction will be required. The Makerspace Programmer will collaborate with the library programming team to plan and implement library events while working cohesively with all colleagues to deliver on library strategic priorities and address community needs.

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