Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

John Pateman is the CEO and Chief Librarian at the Thunder Bay Public Library. His vision for a Needs-based approach to libraries can be found in his newest book, “Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries: Marx, Maslow and Management”.

In this introductory conversation, John talks about his journey to Thunder Bay, the work towards a new vision for the library system in that city and what is in store for communities that take this vision seriously.

Here is a link to our conversation!