The purpose of the New CEO Peer Group is to support newly appointed CEOs of public libraries as you learn about and grow into your new responsibilities.  It is a safe place to ask questions and learn together and from each other.  

Because new CEOs, at any given time, are geographically dispersed in communities across the province, the group meets virtually, in two ways: 

  • An online community of practice, offering a safe way to ask questions and seek advice
  • Participative webinars twice a year (see below for dates), providing an opportunity to engage in learning conversations about the various roles and responsibilities and challenges of a public library CEO

The webinars are NOT presentations; they are conversations and you will reap the greatest benefit by participating. SOLS staff will provide a background reading, shape the conversation and facilitate the interactions but it's up to you as a participant to make it relevant and meaningful.

The next webinars are scheduled for:

To register for these sessions click here.

For more information and/or to discuss whether the New CEO Peer Group is right for you, please contact Anne Marie Madziak at or 1-800-387-5765 or 416-961-1669, ext. 5117.


For other information, tools and resources to support new CEOs, visit the New CEO Tool kit.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Anne Marie Madziak, Service Development Director