Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Following a comprehensive national search process, the Six Nations Public Library
Board is happy to appoint Feather Maracle to the position of CEO / Director of Library
Service.

Feather, originally from Tyendinaga, has worked at several libraries in her career,
including the Kanhiote Tyendinaga Territory Public Library, and the past 15 years with
the Timmins Public Library in the Reference Department.

Feather has been a tireless advocate for First Nation Public Libraries, sitting in
leadership roles with the Ontario Library Association (OLA) as the OLA Super
Conference Indigenous Stream Coordinator (Canada’s largest library conference) and
Chair of the OLA Indigenous Task Group. She has been a Juror with the First Nations
Communities Read for several years, and member of the Canadian Federation of
Library Associations – Indigenous Matters Committee.

Dr. Sabrina Saunders, the former CEO, stated “Feather will be a strong addition to the
Six Nations Public Library. She brings a great deal of knowledge of library services and
will advocate to elevate our community library to the caliber our community requires”.

Don Lynch, Chair of the Six Nations Public Library Board stated, “We are very excited
to welcome Feather Maracle as our Library’s new CEO. She comes to Six Nations with a
wealth of library experience and a special understanding of a First Nations’ community
needs. As a Board, we look forward to working with her in the months and years to
come. Together we’ll ensure the SNPL will continue to be a vital community resource.”

During her first few months, she is looking forward to meeting with the community
and SNPL partners, as well as continuing to build the Library for our members.
Ms. Maracle assumed her role as CEO on April 1st. We hope you will join us in
welcoming her to the Six Nations Public Library over the next weeks by stopping in.

We are confident that Feather will be a welcomed addition to Library CEOs in the
province and bring our library to new heights.
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For more information contact Feather Maracle, CEO, at (519) 445-2954 or by email at Director@snpl.ca.