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 every few months, providing an opportunity to engage in learning conversations about the various responsibilities and challenges of being a public library CEO

The webinars are NOT presentations; they are conversations and you will reap the greatest benefit by participating fully with a camera and microphone on your computer/device. If this isn’t possible, you can still participate by phoning into a toll-free telephone line. SOLS staff will shape the conversation and facilitate the interactions but it's up to each participant to make it relevant and meaningful.

Upcoming Webinars





Helping Your Board Find Its Groove:
A New CEO Peer Group Conversation
Thursday, May 16
11am to 12pm
Challenges of Board Governance:
A New CEO Peer Group Conversation

Tuesday, September 17

3pm to 4pm
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