Mississauga libraries has a new director and one of her main goals is to ensure services meet the content and cultural needs of residents.

Lori Kelly previously held the acting director position, since April 2018, which will likely make this transition a smooth one.

“Our libraries are important, community gathering places,” said Paul Mitcham, community services commissioner. “Lori brings with her a keen passion and desire to strengthen the library’s role as a learning institution with inspiring and welcoming creative spaces and access to information resources. Lori has a proven track record for being a strategic, consultative team builder and leader, with a clear focus on outcomes.”

She will be responsible for managing all business functions of the library division which includes working closely with the Mississauga Public Library Board and a team of library professionals to provide services that meet the life-long informational, educational and cultural needs of residents.

Prior to her role as acting director, Kelly spent more than two decades in leadership roles with the city as human resources manager, strategic community initiatives manager and talent management senior manager. She joined the city staff in 1997.

She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science and a Masters Certificate in municipal leadership from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Photo: Lori Kelly was recently promoted to library director for the Mississauga libraries.